2022 Summit Agenda

All sessions open to all NGVAmerica conference participants unless otherwise noted.

Agenda subject to change.

NGV22 is the only dedicated natural gas in transportation alternative fuels conference and show focused on the North American market.  On-road, off-road and everything in between will be featured, from traditional freight, refuse, and transit applications to growing marine, rail, and construction use. 

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Tuesday, November 1st

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee Fuel System Certification Reform
Planning Session
Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palms Ballroom 6-8

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee Meeting
Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palms Ballroom 6-8

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

NGVAmerica Federal/State Government Affairs Committee Meeting
Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palms Ballroom 6-8

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Welcome Reception
Sweetgrass Inn, Indigo Rooftop

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Wednesday, November 2nd

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

Net-Zero Now Breakfast
Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palms Foyer

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8:00 AM to 9:10 AM

2022 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting

 
 

Call to Order & Welcome
Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica
Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palms Ballroom 1-5

Chairman’s Message
Jim Arthurs, 2022 Chairman, NGVAmerica and consultant, Westport Fuel Systems

Opening Keynote: The Value of Choice and Fleet Freedom
Hon. Alan Wilson, Attorney General, State of South Carolina

Presenting Sponsor Welcome
Mitch Pratt, Past Chairman, NGVAmerica and Chief Operating Officer and
Corporate Secretary, Clean Energy Fuels

PRESENTING SPONSOR

 
9:10 AM to 10:45 AM

The RNG Opportunity

Leadership Outlook: Achieving a Carbon Neutral Fleet
John Morris, Chief Operating Officer, WM

Roundtable Discussion: Fleet Experiences; Why RNG Matters
Robert Gordon, Deputy Fleet Director, DeKalb County, GA
Curt Reitz, President, Contract Transport Services, LLC
David Schaller, Industry Engagement Director, NACFE
Mike Whitlatch, Vice President of Global Energy & Procurement, UPS

Tops Friendly Markets representative
Moderated by Jim Arthurs, 2022 Chairman, NGVAmerica and consultant, Westport Fuel Systems

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10:45 AM to 11:00 AM

Networking Break

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11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Challenge: Building Demand

Leadership Outlook: Trucking Industry Transition
Robert Carrick, Director Low Carbon Vehicles, Velocity Vehicle Group

Roundtable Discussion: Trucking’s Changing Business Model
Mike Cecere, Director of Regional Sales – Eastern U.S., Clean Energy Fuels
Ramon Grapsy, Dealer Management Consultant, American Truck Dealers 
Glen Kedzie, VP & Energy and Environment Affairs Counsel, American Trucking Associations
Andy Vering, Director, Appraisal Services, Taylor and Martin, Inc.

Moderated by Mitch Pratt, Past Chairman, NGVAmerica and Chief Operating Officer and Corporate Secretary, Clean Energy Fuels

 
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM

Challenge: Developing Product

Leadership Outlook: Engines & Powertrains
Puneet Jhawar, General Manager – Global Natural Gas, Cummins Inc.
Hear how natural gas plays a foundational role in Cummins’ Destination Zero
strategy.

The Time is Now: Why Conversions Make Sense
Joe Atkin, Co-Owner, DEMI
Sam Johnson, CEO, DEMI

Tech Talk Tens: What Are You Investing In?
Iveco Group: Ivan Tate, Head of North America Product Engineering, FPT Industrial
American Power Group: Chuck Coppa, CEO/CFO

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1:00 PM to 1:05 PM

2022 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting
Election of Board Members
Jim Arthurs, 2022 Chairman, NGVAmerica and consultant, Westport Fuel Systems

 
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Networking Afternoon

 
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM

NGVAmerica Board of Directors Meeting
Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palms Ballroom 6-8
NGVAmerica Members Only

Leadership Lunch Sponsored by

 
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM

NGVAmerica Political Leadership Council Meeting & Reception
South Croquet Lawn
PLC Members Only

 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lowcountry Boil n’ Beers Beachside
NGV Achievement Awards Presentation

Croquet Lawn North

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Thursday, November 3rd

7:00 AM  to 8:00 AM Start Now – RNG is How Breakfast
Sweetgrass Pavilion, Palms Foyer

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8:00 AM  to 9:15 AM

Challenge: Policy Development and Compliance

Leadership Outlook: Recovered Methane in Colorado
Hon. Chris Hansen, Member of the Colorado Senate (District 31)

Roundtable Discussion: Transportation and Energy Policy Versus Reality
Brett Barry, Senior Policy Advisor, Clean Energy Fuels and Co-Chair, NGVAmerica SGAC
Jeffrey Clarke, VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, NGVAmerica
David Schryver, President & CEO, American Public Gas Association

Daniel Lapato, Managing Director, State Affairs, American Gas Association

Moderated by
Tom Swenson, Manager – Global Regulatory Affairs, Cummins,

Inc. and President, California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership

Roundtable Discussion: Washington Post Midterm
Matthew Brownlee, Director of Federal Government Affairs, NGVAmerica
Jeffrey Clarke, VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, NGVAmerica
Annie Lawrence, VP of Government Relations, United Parcel Service
Chris McCannell, Sr. Government Affairs Advisor, GrayRobinson, P.A.

9:15 AM to 10:45 AM

Challenge: Supporting Fleet Growth and Building New Markets, Part I

Leadership Outlook: Meeting Demand for Decarbonized Fuels
Andrew Littlefair, President and CEO, Clean Energy Fuels

Roundtable Discussion: Supporting RNG Fleet Buildout and Planning for Future Hydrogen Fleeting
Brett Brown, Manager – Operations, Dominion Energy
Adam Comora, Co-CEO, OPAL Fuels, LLC
Nuray Elci, General Manager, Renewables, Chevron
Shawn Murphy, Global Engineering Manager – LNG/RNG/Regas, Shell

William Tyndall, Strategic Lead – Energy Transition, AJW, Inc.

Moderated by Charlie Ker, Senior Director, Business Development, Westport
Fuel Systems

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10:45 AM  to 11:00 AM

Networking Break

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11:00 AM  to 12:35 PM

Challenge: Supporting Fleet Growth and Building New Markets, Part II

Roundtable Discussion: OpPORTunities
Robert Butts, Manager, LNG Business Development, Pivotal LNG
Sherrie Merrow, Director, State Government Affairs, NGVAmerica

Moderated by Adi Aggarwal, General Manager, SEA-LNG

Sponsored by

U.S. Department of Energy NGV Stakeholder Forum: New Investments, All Technologies
Mike Laughlin, Technology Manager, Technology Integration, Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Mark S. Smith, Program Manager, Technology Integration, Vehicle Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

12:35 PM  to 12:45 PM

Driving Forward
Seung Baik, Chairman-Elect, NGVAmerica and President, Hexagon Agility

1:00 PM  to 5:00 PM Networking Afternoon

Golf Outing

Join us for an afternoon golf outing on the Wigwam’s most popular 18 holes.  Built in 1972, the iconic Red Course is a traditional layout lined with pine and eucalyptus trees.  Its wide fairways lead to generous-sized greens while streams and ponds meander throughout the course bringing water into play on ten holes.  The course’s closing stretch of Holes 15, 16, 17 and 18 just may be the toughest final four holes in the Phoenix area.  Designed by Arizona Golf Hall of Fame member and golf course architect Robert “Red” Lawrence (nicknamed the “Desert Fox”), this par 72 – 6,852-yard course is the perfect setting for this year’s industry scramble under the warm West Valley desert sun.

Per person registration charge includes greens and cart fee, box lunch, and drink tickets.  Club rentals are available for an added fee.  Full foursome and individual registrations welcome.

RNG Production & NGV Refueling Facilities Tour

Join fellow NGV stakeholders on an afternoon tour of noteworthy industry facilities in Greater Phoenix’s West Valley. This small registration fee includes transportation, with pick up and drop off at the Wigwam conference center.

91st Avenue WWTP
Designed, financed, built, owned, operated, and maintained (DFBOOM) by Ameresco, the RNG plant located at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is the largest biogas-to-RNG facility of its kind in the United States. Owned by the sub-regional operating group member cities of Phoenix, Glendale, Mesa, Scottdale, and Tempe and operated by the City of Phoenix, the WWTP is capable of processing raw biogas at a rate of 3,250 scfm. Roughly 693,500 dth of RNG is produced annually by the RNG plant, roughly one acre in size; the gas is connected to a nearby interstate pipeline via a 3-mile RNG pipeline.

Waste Management
Waste Management’s Goodyear White Tank Hauling and Transfer Station features time fill and fast fill refueling dispensers as well as a multi-bay maintenance facility with complete CNG vehicle servicing capabilities.

Interested in Being a Presenter at our 2023 Event?

If your expertise and experiences can help our attendees, please fill in the form below and let us know what topics you’d like to talk about.