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2019 NGVA Annual Meeting & Industry Summit Kicks Off Today!

NGVAmerica’s Annual Meeting and Industry Summit 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 is featured, from traditional freight, refuse, and transit applications to growing marine, rail, and construction use. This year’s event  includes a session on mobile pipelining, or the on-road movement of natural gas where traditional pipeline infrastructure is unavailable.

This year’s event kicks off today and runs from Monday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia and is held in conjunction with the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show, drawing thousands of industry stakeholders and commercial vehicle enthusiasts from around the world.

Monday, October 28th
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

California NGV Coalition Board of Directors Meeting Cypress Room-North Tower, Level M2, Omni Hotel
Invitation only
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM NACV Show Floor Open

Credential pick up at NACV Show Welcome Desk

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

NGVAmerica Federal Government Affairs Committee Meeting B-308

NGVAmerica State Government Affairs Committee Meeting B-309

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee Meeting B-309

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

U.S. Department of Energy NGV Stakeholder Forum B-309

Come share your viewpoint and perspective with representatives from DOE and its national laboratories. Receive an update on 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.

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

NGVAmerica Executive Committee Meeting

Invitation only
Sponsored by Cummins Westport

Tuesday, October 29th
8:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast B-308  Sponsored by SoCalGas

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

2019 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting & Board of Directors Meeting B-309

Open to all
Federal Legislative Update
Allison Cunningham, Director, Federal Government Affairs, NGVAmerica
Federal Regulatory Update
Jeffrey Clarke, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel,
State Advocacy Update
Sherrie Merrow, Director, State Government Affairs, NGVAmerica
Technology & Development Update
Paul Sandsted, Director, Technology & Sustainability, NGVAmerica
Communications/Industry Marketing Update
Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Networking Break

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

2019 Industry Summit Opening Luncheon B-308

Mitchell Pratt, 2019 NGVAmerica Chairman & Chief Operating Officer and
Corporate Secretary, Clean Energy Fuels
Summit Keynote – “Sustainable Shipping”
Scott Phillippi, UPS Senior Director of Maintenance and Engineering –
International Operations, Corporate Automotive Engineering
Sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Anaerobic Digestion into Biomethane B-309
“Down on the Farm: the ABCs of Dairy RNG”
Mark Stoermann, Chief Operating Officer, Newtrient
Sponsored by Ariel Corporation

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Advancing Sustainable Transport B-309
In 2018, 32 percent of all on-road natural gas used as transportation fuel was from renewable sources. As on-road RNG use grows in popularity and demand, how does the NGV sustainability factor expand? What is RNG’s full resource and emissions potential? What does RNG use mean for fleets looking to clear the air and further carbon reduction goals? And how can increased natural gas use in transportation impact an organization’s bottom line and environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investment rating?
Moderated by Adam Comora, President, TruStar Energy
• Rick Murphy, Managing Director, Energy Markets, American Gas
• Chris Kroeker, Product Manager, Natural Gas Vehicles, NW Natural
• Mike Casteel, Director of Fleet Procurement, UPS (retired)
Sponsored by TruStar Energy

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Networking Break
Sponsored by Trillium

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

NG Engine Update B-309

“Move to Zero x 3”
Hugh Donnell, N.A. OEM Truck Business & Market Segment Leader, Cummins
Westport, Inc.
Sponsored by American Natural Gas

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Marrying Clean Transportation Technologies B-309

How can electric drivetrain technologies help boost traditional NGVs? How is adsorbed natural gas an emerging option for light-duty? And how will hydrogen and fuel cells impact the NGV industry into the future? This panel poses those questions to a series of experts working to advance various alternative fuel technologies through innovative research and product development.
Moderated by Jim Arthurs, 2019 NGVAmerica Vice Chairman & Executive Vice
President, Westport Fuel Systems, Inc.

• Thomas Healy, Founder & CEO, Hyliion
• David Newton, Commercial Director, Performance Materials, Ingevity
• Chet Dawes, Senior Vice President – Cylinders/Europe, Agility Fuel Solutions
Sponsored by Ingevity

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Industry Summit Networking Reception
(heavy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails served)
Der Biergarten
300 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA
Sponsored by Agility Fuel Solutions, Waste Management, and Westport Fuel Systems

Wednesday, October 30th
8:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast B-308 Sponsored by Southern Company Gas

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

2019 NGV Industry Excellence Recognition B-309

Clean Cities-Georgia 25th Anniversary Recognition
Stephanie Stuckey, Co-Coordinator, Clean Cities-Georgia
NGVA Achievement Awards Presentation
Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica

9:00 AM – 9:35 AM

Morning Viewpoints B-309

“An LDC Perspective on Clean Transportation”
Bryan Batson, President at Atlanta Gas Light & Chattanooga Gas, Senior Vice
President Southern Company Gas
“Regulatory Partnerships Advancing Safe, Reliable and Affordable Clean
Hon. Tim Echols, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission

9:35 AM – 10:00 AM

Perspectives from the Field – Insight from Customers and Investors B-309

“What Were We Thinking? …Lessons Learned and a Bright Future Ahead”
Rita Hansen, Founder & CEO, Onboard Dynamics

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Removing Infrastructure Barriers/Expanding Access to Natural Gas B-309

A variety of new solutions exist today to expand access to natural gas supplies
and alleviate risk, improve efficiency, and lower capex costs. These new
products and services are allowing entities to put stranded gas to use as well as
resolving challenges to regional pipeline constraints.
Moderated by Chad Lindholm, Vice President of Sales, Clean Energy Fuels
• Jon Smith, President, Mobile Pipeline, Hexagon Lincoln
• Enrico Biasetti, CEO, NG Advantage
• Rob Underhill, President, Simple-Fill, Inc.
Sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking Break  Sponsored by American Natural Gas

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

LNG is Making Waves B-309

Consumers’ growing focus on sustainability and lower carbon solutions along with new environmental regulations – like IMO 2020 – are spurring interest in natural gas use in marine and rail applications. Hear how LNG use as a marine fuel is benefitting the movement of people, goods, and commodities in every marine sector – blue, green, and brown water – and why natural gas is a natural choice for moving freight by rail. What regulatory pressures and economic motivators are pushing both sectors to natural gas? And what consumer forces
are enabling LNG’s play in this space?
Moderated by Daniel Gage, President, NGVAmerica
• Eric Kuenzli, Director of Fuels, Pivotal LNG
• Scott Myers, President, OptiFuel Systems, LLC
Sponsored by Applied LNG

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Introduction of 2020-2021 NGVAmerica Chair & Industry Summit Closing B-309

Closing Remarks and Industry Summit Conclusion

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Networking Afternoon
NACV Show Floor Open

RNG Production & Refueling Facility Tour
Join fellow NGV stakeholders in an afternoon tour of two noteworthy industry facilities in the Greater Atlanta region – Air Liquide Advanced Technologies’ Live Oak landfill gas processing facility and UPS’s new Southeast Metro Automated Routing Terminal (SMART) Hub CNG refueling facility. A small registration fee includes transportation, with pick up and drop off at the GWCC.
Preregistration required
Special thanks to Air Liquide, Southern Company Gas and UPS

9-Hole Golf Outing
Network with key contacts over a round of golf at Atlanta’s historic Bobby Jones Golf Course. Opened in 1932, the Bobby Jones Golf Course was the first public golf course in Atlanta and a tribute to one of the greatest golfers of all time: Bob Jones. The Bobby Jones Golf Course Foundation transformed the course in 2018 into a facility worthy of his name featuring a revolutionary new golf course design with two flags on every green! Registration fee includes a box lunch, two drink tickets, club rentals, and roundtrip transportation from the GWCC.
Preregistration required