NGVAmerica ANNUAL MEETING & INDUSTRY SUMMIT
Agenda – Subject to Change
Tuesday, November 13th
|12:00 pm – 5:00 pm||Registration Open|
|1:00 pm – 2:30 pm||NGVA Federal Government Affairs Committee Meeting
NGVA Technology & Development Committee Meeting
|2:30 pm – 4:00 pm||NGVA State Government Advocacy Committee Meeting
NGVA Communications / Marketing Working Group Meeting
|4:00 pm – 5:30 pm||
U.S. Department of Energy’s Research on Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel
Come share your viewpoint and perspective with representatives from DOE and its national laboratories. Learn about DOE’s natural gas vehicle research, discuss opportunities and challenges for the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel, and provide valuable insights to inform the research community in this open interactive session.
|6:00 pm||CA NGV Coalition Board of Directors Meeting – Invitation Only|
Wednesday, November 14th
|7:30 am – 1:00 pm||Registration Open|
|8:00 am – 1:00 pm||NGV Marketplace Open
|8:00 am||Continental Breakfast
|9:00 am – 9:30 am||
Road Rally Arrival Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting, Proclamation Presentation
Dan Gage, President, NGVAmerica
|9:45 am – 10:00 am||CEO Showcase Opening Remarks & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Andrew Littlefair, President & CEO, Clean Energy Fuels
Hon. John Herrington, Former U.S. Secretary of Energy
|10:00 am – 11:00 am||
Hon. Bill Richardson, former New Mexico Governor, U.S. Energy Secretary, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and U.S. Congressman
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||
Hear leading NGV Industry CEOs discuss the challenges and opportunities in the natural gas in transportation space as they look to 2019 and beyond.
Moderated by Andrew Littlefair, President & CEO, Clean Energy Fuels
Lunch on Own / Networking Afternoon
Pre-registration required – Shuttle service pick up at 12:30 pm
|5:30 pm – 7:00 pm||Welcome to Palm Springs Reception
Sponsored by Ariel Compressors
Thursday, November 15th
|7:30 am||Registration Open|
|7:30 am||Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by Penske Truck Leasing
|8:00 am – 4:30 pm||NGV Marketplace Open
|8:00 am – 8:15 am||
2018 Industry Summit Call to Order & Introduction of Opening Speaker
Mitchell Pratt, 2018 NGVAmerica Chairman &
|8:15 am – 9:00 am||
Industry Summit Opening Address
Hon. Mark W. Menezes, Under Secretary of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
|9:00 am – 9:45 am||
Fueling the Future
From traditional fuel sources like gasoline and diesel to advanced alternatives like natural gas, electric, and hydrogen, what will the future look like in terms of energy prices and how do geopolitical realities impact North American fuel prices? This panel conversation will look at various energy forecasts, discuss how the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 2020 Low Sulphur Marine Fuel ruling will impact middle distillates, and consider how various state and federal regulatory and tax proposals could impact future growth for NGVs.
Kevin Linderner, Managing Director, IHS Markit
|9:45 am – 10:00 am||Networking Break|
|10:00 am – 11:15 am||
Moving the Market
Flooding the Market with Zero-Now! – Chad Lindholm, Vice President of Sales, Clean Energy Fuels
Off-road is Underway… Rail, Ferry, Marine – Sarah Smith, Director, Natural Gas for Transportation, Regional LNG and Renewable Natural Gas, FortisBC
Ford QVM Program Update – Alex Jowa, Automotive Engineering & Quality Consultant, Ford Motor Company
Leveraging Natural Gas LDCs for LDVs – Brad Reed, Director, Business Development, Ingevity Corporation
Moderated by Jim Arthurs, Executive Vice President, Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. and Treasurer, NGVAmerica
|11:15 am – 12:00 pm||
Now What? A Post Mid-Term Election ’18 Analysis
A veteran of politics since 1990, Douglas Heye has served in leading communications positions in the House of Representatives and United States Senate, the Republican National Committee, as well as serving in the George W. Bush Administration. He is currently a CNN Political Commentator and contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he provides analysis on domestic and international political events. Hear Heye’s take on what the midterm election results and early 2020 presidential race jockeying mean for transportation, energy, and infrastructure policy fights in the coming weeks and months.
Douglas Heye, CNN Political Commentator and Wall Street Journal Contributor
|12:00 pm – 1:30 pm||Salute to NGVAmerica Pioneers Luncheon
Sponsored by American Gas Association
|1:30 pm – 2:45 pm||
Paving the Way in a Competitive Environment – NGV Innovation and Technology on the Horizon
A Bright Future for the Cleanest Engine in the World – Rob Neitzke, Executive Director, North American Truck OEM Business, Cummins, Inc.
Fuel Storage System Innovations – Ian MacDonald, Director of North American Sales, Agility Fuel Solutions
Dual Fuel Applications in the U.S. – Albert Venezio, President, ICOM North America
More Power Through Hybrid Technology – Abas Goodarzi, Ph.D., P.E., President & CEO, US Hybrid Corporation
Moderated by Timothy Standke, Director of Technology & Development, NGVAmerica
|2:45 pm – 3:00 pm||
Understanding the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Calculator (HDVEC), Andy Burnham, Principal Environmental Scientist, Argonne National Labs
When working with customers to apply for limited, competitive alternative fueling grants and incentives, it is important to use the right tool to demonstrate the true natural gas advantage. Argonne’s Andy Burnham will provide a snapshot of the newest AFLEET-based tool developed with support from NGVAmerica.
|3:00 pm – 3:15 pm||Networking Break
|3:15 pm – 4:30 pm||
NGV’s Sustainability Role
RNG Makes Natural Gas Greener – Grant Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer, ampAmericas
The Need for Sustainable Shipping – Jerry Greiner, Senior Director of Fleet Management, US Foods
Gaining Traction with Change Agents – Matt Tomich, President, Energy Vision
A More Thoughtful Pathway – Richard Meyer, Managing Director, Energy Analysis, American Gas Association
Moderated by Michelle Sim, Clean Transportation Manager, SoCalGas – San Diego Gas & Electric
|6:00 pm – 10:00 pm||
30th Anniversary Reception and Gala, Dinah Shore Estate
(Continuous Shuttle service will be available beginning at 5:45 pm)
Friday, November 16th
|7:00 am – 12:00 am||Registration Open|
|7:00 am – 12:00 pm||NGV Marketplace Open
|7:30 am||Continental Breakfast
|8:00 am – 10:30 am||2018 Annual Meeting / Board of Directors Meeting|
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||Networking Break
|10:45 am – 11:45 am||
The Equal Footing Fight – Policy, Priorities, and Incentives in CA and Beyond
Thomas Lawson, President, California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
Moderated by Todd Campbell, Vice President of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Clean Energy Fuels
|11:45 am – 12:00 pm||Closing & Call to Action|
Where NGV Industry Leaders and Professionals Meet
As the must-attend event for the NGV industry, the NGVAmerica Annual Meeting & Industry Summit is renowned for its excellent networking opportunities. For more than 25 years, NGVAmerica has served the industry by fostering new relationships, opportunities, and partnerships. Our networking events bring together exactly who you need to meet to achieve your business goals – bring your business cards!
Be sure to visit the MarketPlace between sessions and during breaks to connect with the company representatives to discover new business opportunities, having meaningful conversations and connect with industry colleagues.
Evening receptions are your ideal opportunity to mingle with decision makers in a relaxed atmosphere, reflecting on the day’s discussions and explore business opportunities with new contacts.
Breakfast & Coffee Breaks
Extended breakfast networking sessions and coffee breaks have been planned throughout to ensure you maximize your networking time.
Network with key contacts over a round of golf at beautiful Nicklaus Designed Escena Golf Club, ranked the #6 public course in California by PGATOUR.com.
2018 NGV Achievement Awards
You can still vote for the 2018 NGV Achievement Awards!
Download this PDF and nominate today!
NGVAmerica sponsors the NGV Achievement Awards to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions toward the advancement of natural gas as a transportation fuel. They are awarded to nominees from all stakeholder segments, including but not limited to: NGV industry equipment and service suppliers, policy-makers, customers and clean-air/clean transportation advocates. Nominees’ disciplines include education, government relations/policy development, public relations/communications, marketing, technology and operations/applications, among others.