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Connecticut Sustainability Conference (walk-ins welcome)

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Pratt & Whitney Hangar/Museum

482 Airport Ave

East Hartford, CT 06118

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Join a robust discussion on how companies are becoming more successful and profitable by incorporating energy and environmental sustainability into their business plans.

Connect with your fellow business leaders from manufacturing and other industries, and learn practical applications on how to profit from your company's waste stream.

Among the topics we'll explore are: Water: Essential in Connecticut, Waste and Packaging in Connecticut, and Energy 3.0: New Trends and Opportunities.

Our experts from several companies explain how to control costs for items like water consumption with no negative impact on products or operations, and how to profit off the waste stream.

Aerospace and non-aerospace manufacturers are strongly encouraged to attend.

This program is hosted by CBIA and Pratt & Whitney.


7:30 am: Check-in & Networking

8:30 am: Opening Remarks

Lisa Szewczul, Vice President Environment, Health, and Safety, Pratt & Whitney
Eric Brown, Senior Counsel, CBIA

8:45 am: Water: Essential in Connecticut

Connecticut experts lead a discussion on water usage, supplies, and conservation as it applies to manufacturing and other industries.

Introduction: Eric Brown, Senior Counsel, CBIA
Moderator: Elizabeth Barton, Partner, Day Pitney LLP
Peter DePasquale, Director, Government Affairs, Nestlé Waters North America
Larry Smith, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, Bridgeport Fittings Inc.
Jeff Ulrich, Director of Supply Operations, Aquarion Water Company

9:45 am: Networking Break

10 am: Waste & Packaging in Connecticut

The panel will explore innovations in package reduction on the front end of the waste stream, and making your waste stream more sustainable and profitable

Introduction: Hannah Savage, Sustainability Lead, Pratt & Whitney
Moderator: Wayne Pesce, President, Connecticut Food Association
Eric Albert, President, Albert Bros. Inc.
Brian Paganini, Vice President & Managing Director, Quantum Biopower

11 am: Networking Break

11:15 am: Energy 3.0: New Trends and Opportunities

This discussion covers the different energy sources available to manufacturing and other industries.

Moderator: Rick Love, Associate Director, Environmental Stewardship, United Technologies Corporation
John Connelly, Chief Engineer, AMGRAPH Packaging
Mackey Dykes, Vice President, Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Programs, Connecticut Green Bank
Michael Perry, Associate Director, Electrochemical Systems, United Technologies Research Center

12:15 pm: Closing Remarks:
Dave A. Smith, Senior Director, Global Environment, Health & Safety, and Sustainability, Pratt & Whitney

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Pratt & Whitney Hangar/Museum

482 Airport Ave

East Hartford, CT 06118

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