Schedule of Events

Corporate Growth Conference 2023

05:30 PM – 07:00 PM

Registration Open

05:30 PM – 07:00 PM

Attendee Meet & Greet

08:00 AM – 07:30 PM

Registration Open

08:00 AM – 09:00 AM

Networking Continental Breakfast

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Keynote: An Executive Discussion

Our always popular opening session will feature industry pioneer, Ron Mittelstaedt, President & CEO of Waste Connections. Ron will visit with Effram Kaplan of Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company and will share insights gathered during his years of experience building Waste Connections and serving the environmental services industry.

Effram Kaplan
Moderator Effram Kaplan Managing Director & Principal Brown Gibbons Lang & Company View Bio
Ron Mittelstaedt
Speaker Ron Mittelstaedt President and Chief Executive Officer Waste Connections View Bio

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Refreshment Break

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

M&A Report
An in-depth look at activity and valuations over the past year.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Networking Refreshment Break

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Sustainability, and what it means to the environmental services industry
An in-depth presentation covering sustainability, consumer behavior, consumer brands, political pollutants, hazardous waste, EPR, environmental justice and greenwashing. A true short course in how these issues are impacting and will impact operators across the environmental services industry.
Bill Moore
Speaker Bill Moore President Moore & Associates, United States View Bio
Maite Quinn
Speaker Maite Quinn Managing Director Closed Loop Partners View Bio

12:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Networking Lunch

01:30 PM – 02:30 PM

Landfill Valuation
This session will look at greenfield development and established sites to examine how they are developed, how they are valued and what the challenges are in operating these facilities.
Jeff Palutis
Moderator Jeff Palutis Vice President Post Collections and Landfill Operations Casella Waste View Bio
Michael Castellarin
Speaker Michael Castellarin Managing Director Clairvest Group, Inc. View Bio

02:30 PM – 02:45 PM

Networking Refreshment Break

02:45 PM – 03:45 PM

Market impact: diversion, RNG and recycling
RNG credits, waste diversion and a change in the business model around recycling have permanently altered the environmental services industry. This unique discussion will focus on how this changes the value-building model.
Michael E. Hoffman
Moderator Michael E. Hoffman Managing Director Stifel View Bio

03:45 PM – 04:00 PM

Networking Refreshment Break

04:00 PM – 04:45 PM

Market Impact: Innovation and Technology
A look at how technology and its innovative application are altering environmental service company operations.
Davey Mishra
Moderator Davey Mishra Investor Clairvest Group Inc. View Bio
Eric Miller
Speaker Eric Miller Co-Founder Eagle River Capital View Bio
Jimmy Winters
Speaker Jimmy Winters President & CEO Winters Brothers Waste Systems View Bio
Frank Antonacci Jr.
Speaker Frank Antonacci Jr. Chief Operating Officer USA Waste & Recycling View Bio

04:45 PM – 05:00 PM

Networking Refreshment Break

05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Driving Organic Growth and Value Creation
Over the years operators have leveraged different approaches to create value for their business. This unique session shares the thinking of some of the industry's best entrepreneurs.
Joe Ursuy
Moderator Joe Ursuy Executive Vice President, National Businesses Comerica Bank View Bio
Dominick Mazza
Speaker Dominick Mazza Executive Vice President Mazza Recycling View Bio

06:00 PM

Closing Comments

06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

Networking Reception