Please note: All MEGS events are in the Glessner Auditorium.
26.3.2023 - 25.3.2024
  • Optional Golf/Spa Activities (on your own)

    Date May 01, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Day 1

    Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV offers a wide range of recreational activities, including golf and spa experiences.  Learn more about the courses.

    The spa features a sauna, steam room, and hot tub, as well as a salon that offers hair, nail, and makeup services.  Learn more about the spa.

  • Expo Set-Up

    May 01, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Day 1

    Exhibitors report to the registration table upon arrival and call 304-549-8677 if assistance is needed.

  • Conference Registration

    May 01, 2023 | 12:30 PM
    Day 1
  • Opening & Welcome

    May 01, 2023 | 1:25 PM
    Day 1
  • Building the Plant of the Future: Shell Polymers Monaca

    May 01, 2023 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Day 1

    After five years of construction and more than $6 billion in capital investment, the Shell Polymers Monaca in Beaver County, Pennsylvania officially started operation late last year. With generations of supply available to meet the demands of polyethylene consumers, the cutting-edge facility is a game changer for the region. How does Shell Monaca contribute to regional value chains? What are the guiding principles for the company and its Powering Progress initiative? Learn the answer to these questions and more during this exciting presentation.

  • Energy Alternatives: A Nod to Nuclear Energy

    May 01, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Day 1

    Paving the way for nuclear energy development became a priority in West Virginia during the 2022 legislative session. Join nuclear leaders for a discussion on opportunities and challenges facing nuclear development in West Virginia and the Appalachian Region. Learn about efforts to educate the public on the evolution of nuclear energy, how government is engaging in nuclear development, and timelines for incorporating nuclear into the Appalachian energy mix. 

  • Why, What, When? Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

    May 01, 2023 | 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    Day 1

    Carbon capture, utilization, and storage is seen by many as essential to achieving net zero emissions in fossil fuel economies. What opportunities and challenges lie ahead for CCUS in Appalachia?  This informative session provides an overview of CCUS basics, what is driving CCUS investment, offers a glimpse of use opportunities and insight into West Virginia’s approach for development.

  • Break

    May 01, 2023 | 3:45 PM
    Day 1

    Take a break, enjoy the refreshments, and make the most of your time!

  • Beyond Bloomberg: Industry Response to Anti-Petro Chemical Efforts

    May 01, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Day 1

    Michael Bloomberg is providing millions of dollars of funding to organizations aimed at “turbocharging” ongoing efforts to stop expansion of petrochemical facilities in Louisiana, Texas, and the Ohio River Valley.

    Learn more about this campaign and industry’s effort to counter this attack, mobilize grassroots support for the chemical and plastics industry, and educate the public on the benefits of chemicals and plastics in society.

  • Registration/Welcome Reception/Expo Visits

    May 01, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Day 1
  • Summit Networking Dinner

    May 01, 2023 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Day 1
  • Registration/Continental Breakfast/Expo Visits

    May 02, 2023 | 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
    Day 2
    • Glessner Auditorium
  • Environmental Justice: From Discussion to Implementation

    May 02, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
    Day 2

    Chemical and manufacturing industries take community impacts seriously. Environmental or community justice may seem new but is seen as a mature narrative by many industry leaders. Presenters will discuss past and present initiatives, the history of the Appalachian region in developing local efforts which are now national programs models. From Community Advisory Panels, to outreach and input opportunities, corporate responsibility commitments are impacting communities in a beneficial way. From funding available, to legal statements and environmental statutes, hear from panelists about EJ/CJ during a robust, forward-looking discussion.

  • The Social Cost of Carbon: Valuing the Energy We Produce

    May 02, 2023 | 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
    Day 2

    What is the cost of climate change?  Much of the dispute revolves around the cost to society of emitting greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.  That cost, reduced to a dollar figure, is called the social cost of carbon, or SCC.  Mr. Preservati will explain the importance of the SCC, and why it figures into all aspects of climate change evaluations, how SCC is calculated, and what it can and cannot tell us.  Also covered will be why the SCC, and other measures of the future effect of global warming, have to be considered in the context of a growing and wealthier society.  This presentation will be of help to anyone who wants an understanding of one of the principal disputes in the climate change debate.

  • Panel Discussion: Regional Hydrogen Development

    May 02, 2023 | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
    Day 2

    With the renewed focus on hydrogen generation and use, West Virginia is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the tremendous federal and private opportunities available to create even greater energy security for the United States.  The Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub (ARCH2), led by West Virginia, was amongst the applicants encouraged to submit a full application for the Department of Energy’s regional hydrogen hubs, which will provide $8 billion in federal dollars, which will be matched by industry across the country to build infrastructure to produce, transport and use hydrogen in a variety of applications.  This panel will discuss ARCH2’s strategic goals, potential private sector investment and how West Virginia can continue to be a strong leader on domestic energy security and build the next generation of energy infrastructure.

  • Break

    May 02, 2023 | 11:00 AM
    Day 2
  • The West Virginia Way: Winning the Battle for New Investment

    May 02, 2023 | 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
    Day 2
  • Networking Lunch (followed by meeting adjournment)

    May 02, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Day 2
  • WVMA Government Affairs Committee Meeting

    May 02, 2023 | 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM
    Day 2
    • Allegheny Room

    Members of the government affairs committee play a crucial role in shaping policies and regulations that impact our industry. This meeting provides a valuable opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas on important issues and challenges that we face in our field.