Agenda

NOTE: The Agenda is subject to change.
18.4.2024 - 17.4.2025
  • Optional Golf/Spa Activities (on your own)

    Date May 06, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    2024 - Day 1
  • Expo Set-up (Glessner Auditorium)

    May 06, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    2024 - Day 1
  • Conference Registration (Glessner Rec)

    May 06, 2024 | 11:00 AM
    2024 - Day 1
  • Opening & Welcome (West Conference Room)

    May 06, 2024 | 11:55 AM
    2024 - Day 1
  • Networking Lunch (West Conference Room)

    May 06, 2024 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    2024 - Day 1
  • The State of West Virginia's Economy and its Connection to Manufacturing & Energy

    May 06, 2024 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    2024 - Day 1

    It is an exciting time in West Virginia when it comes to economic development. New companies have selected the Mountain State for large investments and existing companies are expanding. As an “energy state,” West Virginia continues to provide the natural resources and energy that powers our state and nation, but change is a constant within the energy sector. WVU’s Dr. John Deskins will provide his insights as to where we are and where we are going economically. He will also discuss the workforce challenges that we face and how we can meet the growing demand for workers in West Virginia.

  • Further Demystifying Environmental Justice & Possible Funding Opportunities

    May 06, 2024 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    2024 - Day 1

    Samantha Beers, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC, will present an overview of the fundamentals of Environmental Justice and federal funding sources available in connection with this program. These federal funds require development of plans to enhance community dialogue, economic development, and community health. Consultation of tools like CEJST40 are essential. Beers will describe these issues and engage in Q&A. 

  • West Virginia Politics & the 2024 Primary Election: A Race to the Finish!

    May 06, 2024 | 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
    2024 - Day 1

    West Virginia's Primary Election is May 14, 2024. Voters will make decisions on an extensive list of races that will have a profound effect on the direction of the Mountain State, especially regarding issues such as energy and economic development. Blending a mixture of political analysis and prognostication, these panelists will explain what they think will happen on Primary Election Day and what it means for all of us.

  • FBI: How Secure is Your Company?

    May 06, 2024 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
    2024 - Day 1

    As we read headlines about cyberattacks, industrial sabotage and workplace violence, how ready is your company should the unexpected happen? You will hear from agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation about how they can assist you and your company should you find yourself in a situation of crisis. Additional information will be shared on how best to contact the FBI and share intel if rumors or threats are identified.

  • Welcome Reception/ Expo Visits (Glessner Auditorium)

    May 06, 2024 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    2024 - Day 1
  • Summit Networking Dinner (West Conference Room)

    May 06, 2024 | 6:30 PM
    2024 - Day 1
  • Breakfast (West Conference Room)

    May 07, 2024 | 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    2024 - Day 2
  • Registration/Exhibit Visitation (Glessner Auditorium)

    May 07, 2024 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    2024 - Day 2
  • Making Steel in West Virginia & its Connection to Manufacturing

    May 07, 2024 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    2024 - Day 2

    West Virginia has a long tradition of steel making and that tradition continues today. With this panel, you will learn about steel’s connection to the mining of metallurgical coal, the importance of other manufactured resources with the production of steel, and its end use in nearly every facet of our lives, from buildings and facilities, highways and bridges, and other construction projects.

  • Continuing Our Role as an Energy State

    May 07, 2024 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    2024 - Day 2

    As the state official shaping West Virginia’s energy policy and connecting us with the federal government, Nick Preservati brings considerable experience and acumen to his role in Governor Justice’s administration. He will discuss the changing landscape of energy in West Virginia as well as the recently published WV Priority Action Plan (PEAP) Report in a “fireside chat” with WVMA President Bill Bissett.

  • PFAS: A State, Local, and Global Policy Outlook

    May 07, 2024 | 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
    2024 - Day 2

    Jay West will discuss PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) at the state, national and global policy levels. He will give a primer on the background of PFAS, dispel fact v. fiction, and provide an update on policy on all three levels. This informative presentation will address consequences in the industry for relevant industries and the value chain.

  • Government Affairs Committee Meeting

    May 07, 2024 | 12:30 PM
    2024 - Day 2
  • Human Resources Committee Meeting

    May 07, 2024 | 12:30 PM
    2024 - Day 2

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