The Northwest's largest and most comprehensive environmental conference and tradeshow

An Integrated Approach

Now in its 28th year, NWEC offers the latest information and best practices in:

- Environmental Protection & Compliance - New Technologies & Services
- Sustainable Business Practices - Trending Policy Issues

Regulatory compliance is the cornerstone of environmental management. However, other operational elements - now part of the sustainability concept - not only benefit the environment but also reduce costs, improve profitability, and enhance competitiveness. This conference brings these elements together to help companies excel in today’s marketplace.

Cost-Effective Learning

NWEC delivers a positive return on your time and investment. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the field, two days of informational sessions, a comprehensive trade show, and post-conference training courses provide you with an efficient and affordable way to:

Learn, and keep up-to-date on regulations and best practices.

Stay ahead of the curve by learning about recent regulatory developments in Oregon and Washington and increase your knowledge of best management practices and technical solutions.

Take a business approach to sustainability.

Discover how sustainability can improve operational efficiency, net operating income, marketability, and a company's value.

Increase your organizational and personal effectiveness.

Explore the intersection of the environment, market drivers, and business realities. Build your base of resources, and acquire new tools for advancing your company and your career.

Plus in depth post conference training courses:

Separate registration required

A - HazMat / HAZWOPER / Emergency Response Annual Refresher (full day, Dec. 8)
B - Lean Six Sigma for the Environmental Managaer (full day, Dec. 8)
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  Conference Presenters


Associated Oregon Industries
The Oregon business community relies on Associated Oregon Industries to take the lead in shaping public policies and providing member services. Over 115 years old, AOI represents the interests of all businesses, large and small, from every region in the state. With an active, motivated and large membership that employs more than 200,000 Oregonians, AOI is their voice for a strong economic climate, state-wide.

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Northwest Environmental Business Council
NEBC is the regional trade association representing leading service and technology firms who are working to protect, restore, and sustain the natural and built environment. NEBC member companies and organizations cover a wide range of disciplines, providing solutions in the areas of Environmental Protection & Cleanup, Energy & Efficiency, Waste & Recycling, Water & Wastewater, Sustainable Development, and Cross-Sector Solutions. At NEBC “The Environment is Our Business.”

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Oregon DEQ is the regulatory agency charged with protecting the quality of Oregon's environment. DEQ's mission is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining and enhancing the quality of Oregon's air, land and water, and to work collaboratively with Oregonians for a healthy, sustainable environment. DEQ staff use a combination of technical assistance, inspections and permitting to help public and private facilities and citizens understand and comply with state and federal environmental regulations.

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Washington Department of Ecology
The Department of Ecology is Washington's environmental protection agency. Our mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's land, air and water for current and future generations. We support environmental work throughout Washington. Nearly 70% of our budget is passed through to local communities to pay for projects that benefit the environment. We were founded in 1970 as the first agency in the nation dedicated to environmental protection.