2017 Annual Meeting

 

2017 EMA Annual Meeting

September 27-29, 2017

Nashville, Tennessee

 

Renaissance Nashville Hotel 

611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN 37203
 
Join the Environmental Markets Association and its growing network of professionals involved in the trading, legislation, and regulation of environmental markets for two days of dialogue and networking in Nashville! This dynamic event includes several networking events, multiple networking breaks, and sessions designed for open communication and collaboration.
 
HOTEL
EMA has reserved a block of discounted rate guest rooms at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. To reserve a room at the discounted rate of $229/night, call 1-800-327-6618 and reference EMA, or book online. The deadline for group rate reservations is September 6.
 
REGISTRATION
Please reference below for the EMA Annual Meeting registration rates. *Contact EMA staff to learn more about complimentary or discounted meeting registration rates included with your membership. 

Please Click Here to register online.

 

ATTENDEE LIST
Leading-up to the Annual Meeting, the attendee list will be updated weekly. For the most up-to-date listing of attendees, please Click Here.

 
AGENDA
This dynamic event includes two networking eventsand sessions designed for open communication and collaboration. The agenda includes panel sessions covering the following topics. For a more detailed agenda, please Click Here.

  • Carbon / RGGI Panel – What’s Next after the Clean Power Plan? California extends its cap and trade program, by more than a 2-1 voting margin.  The White House withdraws from the Paris Climate Agreement. Various groups including states and cities assert they will step up.
  • Updates on Existing Markets: This panel aims to update on current developments and trends in other existing environmental markets such as the SO2 and Nox programs under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the Federal (RINs) and State based (LCFS) Renewable Fuels markets. 
  • General REC Market Overview: The rapid growth of New Jersey solar projects has created a great deal of price volatility and more recently price depreciation. Our panel will provide an update on supply and demand as well as estimates on potential growth as the market faces pricing pressure. In addition, a legislative update will be addressed. Massachusetts has successfully implemented a SREC I & SREC II program and are now on the advent of developing the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. The panel will give us an overview of supply and demand expectations for SREC I & SREC II, and an introduction to the SMART program including how Net Metering Credits come into play. A brief description of where we are on the New York Clean Energy Standard will also be discussed. A regional overview of supply, demand and a fundamental analysis of the New England Class I REC markets and the PJM Class I REC markets.  An update on where we stand on the Massachusetts Clean Energy Standard and how it ties into the New England Renewable Portfolio Standards will be discussed. This panel will discuss the evolution of these tracking systems and their important role assisting states reach their environmental goals.
  • Regional Environmental Attribute Tracking Systems: This panel will discuss the evolution of these tracking systems and their important role assisting states reach their environmental goals.
  • Water Nutrient Credits: The use of trading programs for improving water quality is growing in several states. The panel will focus on existing programs and emerging opportunities for use of market based approaches. Speakers will include regulators, policy experts, credit generators, and auction managers. A principal topic will be how to design and implement water quality credit programs. The panel will explore the possibility of creating new markets for nutrient /phosphorus credits.
  • Emerging Technologies & New Markets: Battery Storage: In alignment with EMA's mission of promoting market-based solutions for environmental challenges, this panel aims to highlight relevant emerging technologies and new markets. The panel will cover various new markets and developments we are monitoring, and their potential impact on the industry.
  • Developing Markets: National Energy Efficiency Registry: This session will focus the National Energy Efficiency Registry (NEER), addressing questions of whether NEER will become a tradable market and how states are incorporating EE into carbon credits. The NEER has the potential to facilitate a national voluntary market by providing an accessible registry where projects and savings can be transparently reported and verified. NEER will also allow for the development of other regional EE markets based on sub-national policies.

 
SPONSORSHIP 
Support the mission of EMA while promoting your company’s brand at EMA's 21st Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. With our wide variety of sponsorship opportunities, your logo and marketing materials will be front and center to our network of Environmental Market professionals. Most sponsorships include complimentary passes, so please reserve your level prior to registering. If you are interested in sponsoring the upcoming Annual Meeting please contact David Bernstein.
 
Diamond Sponsor, Chairman’s Reception – Thursday, September 28 - $8,000 (2 Available)
Includes:

  • Six (6) complimentary meeting registrations (3 if split sponsorship) 
  • Five minute company introduction and greeting at the start of the Reception
  • Option to place standing banners with your company logo (2 maximum) and marketing material (2 pieces maximum) at reception
  • Signage displayed with your company logo throughout the meeting and evening networking reception 
  • Prominent recognition on the event website, e-communications and onsite materials as the Diamond Sponsor
  • Marketing material in the attendees’ registration packets
  • Sponsor ribbons for your company’s registrants   

Platinum Sponsor, Welcome Reception – Wednesday, September 27 - $5,000
Includes:

  • Three (3) complimentary meeting registrations
  • Five minute company introduction and greeting at the start of the Reception
  • Signage displayed with your company logo throughout the meeting
  • Recognition on the event website, e-communications and onsite materials as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Marketing material in the attendees’ registration packets
  • Sponsor ribbons for your company’s registrants   

Silver Sponsor - $2,000 
Option 1: Networking Lunch - Thursday, September 28 
Option 3: Registration Packet Pens
Includes:

  • One (1) complimentary meeting registration
  • Signage displayed with your company logo throughout the meeting and at the sponsored lunch
  • Recognition on the event website, e-communications and onsite materials as a Silver Sponsor
  • Marketing material in the attendees’ registration packets
  • Sponsor ribbons for your company’s registrants   

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000/each 
Option 1: Networking Breakfast - Thursday, September 28
Option 2: Networking Breakfast - Friday, September 29
Includes:

  • Signage displayed with your company logo throughout the meeting
  • Recognition on the event website, e-communications and onsite materials as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Marketing material in the attendees’ registration packets
  • ribbons for your company’s registrants   

Blue Sponsor - $750/each 
Option 2: Networking Breakfast - Thursday, September 28 PM
Option 3: Networking Coffee Break - Friday, September 29 AM
Includes:

  • Signage displayed with your company logo throughout the meeting
  • Recognition on the event website, e-communications and onsite materials as a Sponsor
  • Marketing material in the attendees’ registration packets
  • Sponsor ribbons for your company’s registrants