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CONFERENCE

INTRODUCING EVERLAB

The World’s Premier Conference on the Intersection of Environment & Economy​

May 28 & 29, 2020

New Orleans Downtown Marriott
at the Convention Center

New Orleans, LA

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What is EVERLAB? More than a conference, EVERLAB is an opportunity to drive the conversation around environmental finance, investment, risk management, and economic growth. Through a unique combination of facilitated dialogues and on-the-ground learning experiences, EVERLAB will provide a platform for attendees to engage with one another, the New Orleans community, and the most innovative thinkers at the forefront of environmental finance and corporate resilience.

the business of resilience

There are not many things greater than being in a room of like-minded colleagues and peers. With its outstanding lineup of speakers and well-structured conference agenda, Everlab will offer a timely and insightful view into how the private sector, like Tabasco (Mcllhenny Company), is investing in environmental resilience to the end of protecting & creating jobs, as well as achieving conservation. I look forward to connecting in ways only Everlab could afford.

— Tony Simmons

President and CEO of McIlhenny Company

Schedule

2019 Conference schedule

Day One
2019-06-03
Day Two
2019-06-04
18:00 - 20:00
OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION

All-Access Event: Opening Reception and Welcoming Remarks Sponsored by Meraux Foundation

07:30 - 08:15
DOORS OPEN

Registration and Breakfast

08:15 - 08:30
OPENING REMARKS
08:30 - 09:00
THE EVOLVING GLOBAL LANDSCAPE OF RISK

How governments and markets can work together to build resilience

 

09:00 - 10:00
PLENARY DISCUSSION: PLACE, PROFIT AND SECURITY

Preserving at-risk communities to protect jobs, tax revenues, and national security

 

Featuring:

10:00 - 10:15
EVERtalk

Quality of life assets attract people, leaders ensure they remain intact

 

Featuring Kelly Brough, Denver Metro Chamber

10:15 - 10:30
BREAK
10:30 - 11:30
PLENARY DISCUSSION: FROM VULNERABLE TO VALUABLE

Shifting the narrative to attract investment

 

Featuring:

11:30 - 12:50
LUNCH + FEDERAL ADMINISTRATION ADDRESS AND DISCUSSION
14:10 - 14:25
EVERTalk

How to leverage existing municipal assets to fund environmental resilience

 

Featuring Bo Kemp, Faegre Baker Daniels

14:25 - 03:25
PLENARY: RESILIENCE = BUSINESS CONTINUITY & RETENTION
15:25 - 15:40
BREAK
15:45 - 16:45
FIRESIDE CHAT

Mayors of U.S. Cities: How government approaches the intersection of the environment and the economy

 

16:40 - 16:50
CLOSING REMARKS
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Speakers

2019 Speakers

Robin Barnes

Executive Vice President and COO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Robin Barnes

Ryan Berni

Partner, Berni Consulting

Ryan Berni

Jason Bird

Jacobs and ARISE US Network

Jason Bird

Kelly Brough

President and CEO, Denver Metro Chamber

Kelly Brough

LaToya Cantrell

Mayor, CIty of New Orleans

LaToya Cantrell

James Carville

Political Icon

James Carville

Kit Chope

Vice President of Sustainability, Port of Virginia

Kit Chope

Steve Cochran

Associate Vice President for Coastal Resilience, Environmental Defense Fund

Steve Cochran

Matthew Coleman

Nephila Climate

Matthew Coleman

Justin Ehrenwerth

President and CEO, The Water Institute of the Gulf

Justin Ehrenwerth

Oliver Gilbert

Mayor, City of Miami Gardens

Oliver Gilbert

Glenn Hamer

President and CEO, Arizona Chamber Of Commerce

Glenn Hamer

Michael Hecht

President and CEO, Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Michael Hecht

Tara Hernandez

President, JCH Properties+

Tara Hernandez

Alex Herrgott

Federal Permitting Improvements Steering Committee

Alex Herrgott

Robin Keegan

Principal, Spring Industries, LLC

Robin Keegan

Alex Kaplan

Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

Alex Kaplan

Mary Kelly

Partner, Culp & Kelly, LLP

Mary Kelly

Bo Kemp

Senior Director, Faegre Baker Daniels

Bo Kemp

Chip Kline

Chairman of the Board, Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority

Chip Kline

Nuin-Tara Key

Climate Resilience Program Director, State of California

Nuin-Tara Key

Jonathan Kozy

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Jonathan Kozy

Ted Kowalski

Senior Program Officer, Walton Family Foundation

Ted Kowalski

Brad Lambert

Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

Brad Lambert

Eric Letsinger

CEO, Quantified Ventures

Eric Letsinger

David Lessinger

Greater New Orleans Market Lead & Senior Advisor, Resilience Practice at CSRS

David Lessinger

Simone Maloze

Executive Director, Restore or Retreat

Simone Maloze

Ann Phillips

Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation, State of Virginia and Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)

Ann Phillips

Phil Saska

Director of Research, Blue Forest Conservation

Phil Saska

Todd Reeves

CEO, Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Todd Reeves

Katerina Oskarsson

Chief Strategy Officer, Rise Resilience Innovations

Katerina Oskarsson

Christine Morris

Chief Resilience Officer, City Of Norfolk

Christine Morris

Ryan Mast

Hazard Mitigation Manager, City of New Orleans

Ryan Mast

Lisa Schroeer

Senior Director & Cross Sector Leader, S&P Global

Lisa Schroeer

Tony Simmons

President and CEO, Tabasco/McIlhenny

Tony Simmons

Rohini Sengupta

Willis Towers Watson

Rohini Sengupta
Sponsors

Thank you to our supporters!

2019 Sponsors

To learn more about sponsoring EVERLAB, read our sponsorship overview.

Location

New Orleans

New Orleans Downtown Marriott
at the Convention Center
859 Convention Center Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70130

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