You are Invited to Speak
EBA Summer 2017 Conference
Macro and Micro: Regions, Neighborhoods, Buildings, and Materials
Financial institutions must consider more than just Recognized Environmental Conditions in their operations, underwriting, and risk management. The Environmental Bankers Association Summer 2017 conference highlights regional issues like flooding and land use; hazardous materials in buildings; compliance with operational permits; and other risk management strategies geared toward bank operations and other business risks in loan underwriting.
We will also have a regional focus on infrastructure and redevelopment in the Northeast region of the United States, with its more compact cities, longer history of industrial activities, and older housing stock. As part of this focus, we’ll look at the state cleanup programs in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey with their delegations of certain program elements to certified professionals.
|Call for Speakers
||Current EBA members are invited and encouraged to propose presentations
for the June 4-7, 2017 conference in Providence, Rhode Island. To be
considered for selection, please complete this submission form by April
Why speak at EBA? Our conference offers a unique opportunity to share
your expertise in a friendly and accommodating environment with industry
insiders and senior level managers in the environmental risk field.
Speaking at our conference may be your first step toward a future in
public speaking! We highly encourage first time speakers to submit
||Educational sessions are 45-60 minutes in length, with several speakers
or a panel discussion making up each session. Proposed presentations
should be tailored to be 20 minutes, with time allowed after for
audience questions and commentary. Selected presentations will be
positioned throughout the conference. We do our best to offer attendees a
wide variety of topics tailored to current issues and risk drivers in
the banking, real estate, and environmental fields. Speaker selections
will be made to provide a diversity of voices and expertise in the key
topics for our meeting, as described below. Speakers may be scheduled
into one of six main sessions for the conference on Monday, June 5, 2017
and Tuesday, June 6, 2017. There may also be opportunities for lunch
speakers or moderators. Please indicate any time periods during those
days that you cannot be available so that we can plan accordingly.
we receive presentation proposals that may be better suited to a future
conference or a different EBA educational channel, such as one of our
member development conference calls or webinars. We may forward your
proposal to other committees within EBA for consideration in one of
In addition, we may request a short article for
your topic to be included in our printed and online EBA Journal, which
will be provided to all conference attendees upon check-in.
||Friday, April 14, 2017: All presentation proposals must be received by the EBA for consideration.
Friday, April 28, 2017: Notification will be made after selections are determined.
Friday, May 12, 2017: EBA Presenters must be registered in their applicable attendee category to attend the Conference.
Friday, May 12, 2017: Final conference presentation and materials due to EBA.
||1. Federal enterprise agencies and their loan products, including newer loans for energy efficiency
2. Redevelopment and infrastructure for tomorrow’s northeast cities
3. Delegation of cleanup decisions to environmental professionals in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey
4. Community environmental risks in lending decisions
5. Case studies in hazardous building materials
6. Bank facilities management and due diligence
7. PCBs in redevelopment
||Established in 1994, the Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) is a
non-profit trade association that represents the financial services
industry, including bank and non-bank financial institutions, insurers,
asset management firms and those who provide services to them. Our
mission is to protect and preserve bank net income and assets from
environmental exposure and liability resulting from lending and trust
activities through the deployment of environmental risk management.
Along those lines, our vision is to enhance visibility and awareness of
environmental risk management's global role in promoting environmentally
sound lending and fiduciary activities, sustainable development, and
new concepts of social responsibility for the financial services
||Attendees at the EBA Conference include environmental, appraisal, and
risk professionals from lending institutions and insurance companies as
well as environmental consultants, engineers, and attorneys.
||The EBA encourages speakers to promote the event to your professional
network, via web, social media, press release, and any other means of
advertising the speaker deems appropriate. EBA will grant permission for
photography at the event, including the speaker, attendees and members
of staff who may be present. EBA will give permission for the speaker to
use these photographs in, but not limited to, various marketing pieces
such as websites, brochures, flyers, press releases and published
articles. All of the speaker’s materials are presumed copyrighted.
Third-party copyrighted or licensed images should only be used if
permission has been obtained. Except as needed for attendee handouts,
the EBA agrees not to reproduce or use any materials without the express
consent of the speaker. Express consent will be obtained from the
speaker to use excerpts, articles and other printed information in the
EBA e-newsletter, website, press releases, fliers and other print media.
||Portions of the EBA meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded
for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale
and distribution. By agreeing to present, individuals agree that EBA
and/or anyone acting on their behalf may photograph or record by
audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the
meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that EBA may use these
photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission
and without compensation. Should you wish to opt out, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of yourself attached.
||EBA does not distribute paper handouts. However, we do provide slides
and session materials to our attendees via our website before, during
and after our conference through our conference portal. Presenters may
provide paper materials for distribution if they desire. All
presentations for the Conference must be received by Friday, May 14,
2017. The EBA reserves the right to approve session materials. Materials
will be made available for individual use only and will not be granted
reproduction or copying options unless permitted by the speaker.
||Please contact our conference chair, Marty Walters, if you have any
questions or concerns about speaking at our EBA conference. You may
reach Marty at: email@example.com or +1 (213) 613-2406.