Environmental Conference for the Meat & Poultry Industry (Tuesday Schedule)

Tue. January 31| 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Room B-401

The meat and poultry industry faces unique challenges regarding environmental issues.  Even as the industry adapts new technologies and provides continuous improvement, environmental issues continue  to garner increased attention with government and consumer focus on sustainability and environmental impact. Come learn how industry leaders are dealing with key environmental issues through the sharing of best practices, and gain practical information to help your business from expert speakers. Topics will include resource conservation, greenhouse gas emissions, waste management, regulatory compliance and more.

Fees cover both days of the session.


7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Water Reuse, Conservation, and Supply Risk Evaluation

Blake Schomas, Director of Marketing, Total Plant Assessment Team, NALCO Water

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Biogas: Taking Organic Waste and Creating Revenue

Phil Gates, PE, Biogas Utilization Manager, Bartlett & West

10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Changes to RMP Regulations

Paul Gomes, Director of Engineering, Triumph Foods

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Global Water Risks Facing the Meat Sector

Eliza Roberts, Manager, Water Program, Ceres

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Election Update and Industry Implications (Joint with Worker Safety Conference)

Scott Shearer, Vice President, Bockorny Group

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NAMI Annual Awards Luncheon - Room B-206

Featuring Damian Mason, CSP, Speaker for Business & Agriculture

Cost: $349

Track: IPPE Fee Based Educational Programs

Educational Partner


Blake Schomas
Blake Schomas Global Director and Developer, Ecolab's Total Plant Assessment Program | Role:
Damian Mason
Damian Mason Luncheon Speaker | Role:
Eliza Roberts
Eliza Roberts Manager, Water Program, Ceres | Role:
Paul Gomes
Paul Gomes Director of Engineering, Triumph Foods, and NAMI Environmental Committee Chairman | Role:
Phil Gates, PE Biogas Utilization Manager, Bartlett 7 West | Role:
Scott Shearer
Scott Shearer Vice President, Bockorny Group | Role: