Agenda – Subject to Change


Monday, October 28, 2019

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM NACV Show Floor Open
Credential pick up at NACV Show Welcome Desk
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM NGVA Federal Government Affairs Committee Meeting – B-307
NGVA State Government Affairs Committee Meeting – B-309
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM NGVA Technology & Development Committee Meeting – B-309
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM U.S. Department of Energy NGV Stakeholder Forum
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

NGVA Executive Committee Meeting – invitation only

This sesson is sponsored by Cummins Westport


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

8:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast – B-308

Sponsored by SoCalGas

8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

2019 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 Advocacy, 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  – B-308 Luncheon/Speaker

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

This sesson is sponsored by Clean Energy
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

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Advancing Sustainable Transport – B-309
Panel participants in formation
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 x3”
Hugh Donnell, N.A. OEM Truck Business & Market Segment Leader, Cummins Westport, Inc.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Marrying Clean Transportation Technologies – B-309

How can electric drivetrain technologies help boost traditional NGVs? How is absorbed 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
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 30, 2019

8:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast – B-309

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 Viewponts – 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 Transportation”
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 – B-309
Panel Participants in Formation

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Networking Break
11:15 AM – 12:30 AM

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 LNG use in marine 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. Why is LNG the best compliance fuel option? What regulatory pressures and economic motivators are moving the marine market to natural gas? And what consumer forces are enabling LNG’s play in the maritime space?

Leading experts representing infrastructure build out, global integrated energy providers, marine logistics, and the cruise line industry will share their insights and forecasts on just how LNG is making major waves in the global marine market.

Moderated by Shaunt Hartounian, Vice President, Business Development &
Strategic Initiatives, Eagle LNG Partners
• Chinh Nguyen, LNG Marine Venture Advisor, ExxonMobil
• Crowley Maritime Corporation, invited
• Nora Caswell, LNG Procurement Leader, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd.

12:30 PM

Introduction of 2020 – 2021 NGVAmerica Chair – B-309

Industry Summit Concludes

1:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Networking Afternoon

NACV Show Floor Open

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. This small registration fee includes transportation, with pick up and drop off at the GWCC.

Preregistration required


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

2019 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting & Industry Summit

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  • October 28 - 30, 2019
  • 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard Northwest
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States