GEMI invites corporate environmental sustainability leaders to join us in Milwaukee this summer to engage in an interactive discussion on collaborative business solutions to water stewardship.
GEMI’s Summer Meeting on Water Stewardship will be hosted by Smithfield Foods at its Patrick Cudahy facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 8-9.
Wednesday, July 8
|9:00am – 9:15am||Welcome, Introduction and Antitrust Guidelines
|9:15am – 10:15am||Establishing Milwaukee as a World Water Hub
|10:15am – 10:30am||Break|
|10:30am – 12:00pm||Round-table Discussion of GEMI Member Practices in Assessing Water Risks and OpportunitiesA round-table discussion regarding GEMI member companies’ experiences and results in applying water sustainability tools across their organizations. Ashland, Gannett Fleming and Sealed Air will open the discussion by sharing their insights and experiences.|
|12:00pm – 1:30pm||Lunch and Tour of Smithfield’s Patrick Cudahy Facility|
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Lessons Learned in Partnering to Address Water EfficiencyLearn how EDF and AT&T teamed up to uncover water efficiency in buildings, and what they learned in the process.
|2:00pm – 3:15pm||Regional Case Studies in Building Partnerships to Enhance Water Stewardship
|3:15pm – 3:30pm||Break|
|3:30pm – 4:45pm||Innovation in Industrial Water ManagementSpeakers will discuss the value of water, and new innovations leading manufacturers are employing to reach their water stewardship goals.
|4:45pm – 5:15pm||Sustainability at Smithfield’s Patrick Cudahy Facility|
|5:15pm – 5:30pm||Closing Comments – Bill Gill, Smithfield Foods|
Thursday, July 9
|8:00am – 8:15am||Welcome, Introduction and Antitrust Guidelines
|8:15am – 9:15am||Guest Speaker: Richard Meeusen, Chairman, President and CEO, Badger Meter, Inc.
|9:15am – 10:15am||Global Water Sustainability Trends – Managing Risks and Identifying Opportunities
|10:15am – 10:30am||Break|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Making the Business Case for Water
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Lunch|
|12:00pm – 1:30pm||Breakout Session: Collaborative Business Solutions to Water Stewardship ChallengesFacilitated by: Stan Mierzejewski, Senior Manager Sustainability, Tennant, GEMI’s Tools Chair
In breakout groups, participants will engage with fellow corporate sustainability leaders addressing water stewardship in their organizations to share common processes / approaches, identify gaps, and discuss opportunities to collaborate to develop business solutions to water stewardship challenges.
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Action Items / Next Steps — Steve Hellem, GEMI|
- Meeting Location: The meeting will be hosted bySmithfield Foods at its Patrick Cudahy facility located at 1 Sweet Applewood Lane, Cudahy, WI 53110. The facility is located just 10 minutes from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport.
- Hotel Information: A block of rooms has been reserved under “GEMI” at the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport (5890 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53207) at the rate of $189 per night, until June 19. Book your room here. *Please note that individuals are responsible for making their own hotel , air and ground transportation reservations.*