CRMA Announces Environmental Summit

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association announces its second full-day Environmental Summit scheduled for Wednesday at the Chattanooga Convention Center.  

Unique to any other event in Chattanooga region, the conference is designed to specifically address and educate local manufacturers, businesses and professionals on current and developing environmental issues affecting organizations today. The Summit will also focus on new and innovative methods to be strong environmental stewards through sustainability and sound manufacturing practices. 

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program at 8:30 a.m.

The event will include three keynote presentations: Beverly Banister, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Reginald Prime, Coca-Cola, and Ron Drumelller, Volkswagen Chattanooga. Each presentation will provide insightful information and updates related to current environmental issues. 

One of the many goals of the Summit is to provide attendees with information and resources by offering 20 unique breakout sessions led by experts in the topics of air, water, waste, regulatory and health and afety. Attendees will have the options of choosing which sessions they would like to attend in hopes of ensuring that the information they receive is of the greatly benefits them and their organizations.

The Environmental Summit is open to the general public. The cost for members of the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association is $100 per attendee, and the cost of all other attendees is $150. This fee includes breakfast, lunch, break refreshments, and conference materials. 

Attendees may register for the event by going to http://www.cma1902.com, calling 423 266-1902 or email Megan at mking@cma1902.com. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are also available.


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