Industry Summit Program – Program Subject to Change

Tuesday, November 13th

12:00 – 5:00 pm Open Registration
1:00 – 3:00 pm NGVA FGAC Meeting
NGVA Tech/Development Committee Meeting
3:00 – 5:00 pm NGVA SGAC Meeting
6:00 pm CA NGV Coalition Board of Directors Meeting – Invitation Only

Wednesday, November 14th

7:30 am – 7:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am – 7:00 pm NGV Marketplace Open
Business Desk Sponsorships Available
8:00 am – 9:00 am CEO/VIP Breakfast Roundtable  – Invitation Only
8:00 am “Grab & Go” Breakfast
Sponsorship Available
9:00 am – 9:30 am Road Rally Arrival Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting, Proclamation Presentation
9:45 am – 9:55 am CEO Showcase Opening Remarks
 9:55 am – 10:00 am Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Hon. Bill Richardson
Andrew Littlefair, CEO, Clean Energy Fuels
10:00 am – 11:00 am Keynote Address by Hon. Bill Richardson, Q&A
Sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels
11:00 am – 12:30 am CEO Panel
Sponsored by Clean Energy Fuels
1:00 pm Networking Afternoon
9-Hole Golf Outing, Escena Golf Club
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Welcome to Palm Springs Reception
Sponsored by Ariel Compressors

Thursday and Friday, November 15th & 16th – Summit Sessions

Thursday and Friday (morning only) offer a full day and a half of presentations and panels by NGV stakeholders, government policy makers, and industry influencers.

We’ll reflect on our past, strategize about our future, and discuss new challenges and opportunities moving into our fourth decade. Sessions will focus on trends in CNG, LNG, and RNG use in transportation as well as emerging high-horsepower marine, rail, and other off-road applications.

And coming one week after the November 2018 Mid-Term Elections, the Summit will offer in-depth analysis on how the resulting new political order impacts our industry.

Thursday, November 15th

7:30 am Registration Open
7:30 am “Grab & Go” Breakfast
Sponsored by Penske Truck Leasing
8:00 am – 4:30 pm NGV Marketplace Open
Business Desk Sponsorships Available
8:00 am – 8:30 am 2018 NGVAmerica Industry Summit Opening Remarks
8:30 am – 9:15 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.

9:15 am – 10:30 am Market Moving Opportunities for NGVs

The drive for more sustainable shipping, the need to meet aggressive global air quality standards, and the desire to reduce climate change present opportunities to drive market penetration for both on-road and off-road natural gas applications.  What strategies are North American companies undertaking to foster that growth? What works elsewhere that might work here? Who is moving to natural gas to meet ambitious environmental goals? And what needs to happen to improve the business case for expanding natural gas in transportation?  This workshop will attempt to answer all.

10:30 am – 10:45 am Networking Break
Sponsorship Available
10:45 am – 12:00 pm NGVAmerica Pioneers Panel
Sponsored by American Gas Association
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm NGVAmerica Pioneers Luncheon
Sponsored by American Gas Association
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Speaker – New Political World/Geopolitics
2:15 pm -= 3:30 pm Paving the Way in a Competitive Market – NGV Innovation and Technology on the Horizon
NGVAmerica members represent the entire natural gas vehicle marketplace and are bringing new technologies that will enhance the environmental and economic value propositions for using more natural gas in transportation.  This workshop session will feature a sampling of products that will break barriers and grow the entire industry through lower emissions, advanced innovation, and better efficiency.
Sponsored by ICOM North America
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Networking Break
Sponsorship Available
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm NGV’s Sustainability Role
Realizing tomorrow’s sustainable transport means meeting the economic, social, and environmental needs of citizens and business fueled by a limitless supply of clean energy. Short-term goals promote improvements in fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions while long-term priorities focus on eventually migrating from fossil fuels to renewable resources.  This workshop will help you define natural gas use in transportation as part of the solution to the challenge of developing climate resilient supply chains.
5:00 pm Session Wrap-up
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 30th Anniversary Reception and Gala, Dinah Shore Estate
Sponsored by Agility Fuel Solutions, Hexagon Lincoln, Waste Management

Friday, November 16th

7:00 am – 12:00 am Registration Open
7:00 am “Grab & Go” Breakfast
Sponsorship Available
7:00 am – 12:00 pm NGV Marketplace Open
Business Desk Sponsorships Available
8:00 am – 10:00 am 2018 Annual Meeting / Board of Directors Meeting
10:00 am – 10:45 am All-electric is the savior solution.  Myth or reality?
As many states and municipalities announce plans and pursue policies to decarbonize their transportation networks, electrification has emerged as a primary objective.  Is electrifying everything the most cost-effective, clean, and immediate answer? This workshop will detail pros and cons and provide you with the information you need to effectively communicate how NGVs are a key part of the clean air and climate change solution.
10:45 am – 11:00 am Networking Break
Sponsorship Available
11:00 am – 11:45 am The Equal Footing Fight – Policy, Priorities, and Incentives in CA and Beyond
From battling the “electrify everything” movement to using the right tools to demonstrate real world emission benefits and cost-effectiveness, NGV advocates must pull out all the stops to grow market share.  In this panel discussion, hear industry executives and policy professionals discuss what’s worked for them and how you can best prepare for regulatory fights that could emerge in your community.
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Closing

Networking Events

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.

Industry Reception

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.

Golf Tournament

Network with key contacts over a round of golf at beautiful Nicklaus Designed Escena Golf Club, ranked the #6 public course in California by

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.

2018 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting & Industry Summit

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  • November 13 - 16, 2018
  • 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive
    Palm Springs, California
    United States