Please join us to celebrate MD-AEP's 3rd Annual Energy & Environmental Leadership Series Banquet at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, home of the world's first wholly sustainable aquaculture system. We are honored that the Philippines Ambassador to the United States The Honorable Jose Cuisia Jr. will join us as our keynote speaker and we are excited to also have representatives from the Korean Embassy, Philippines Embassy, Singapore Embassy, the Thailand Embassy, the Vietnamese Embassy and the Asian Development Bank in attendance.
We also look forward to hearing business leadership insights provided from James L. Connaughton, Executive Vice President of Constellation Energy (former White House Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality) and Coca-Cola Refreshment’s Environmental Manager Joseph Richardson to set the tone for the evening.
Chancellor of the University System of Maryland Dr. William E. Kirwan will present MD-AEP's 2011 MD Energy & Environmental Leadership Award to Dr. Donald Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science for which annually recognizes a Maryland leader who has provided both state and national leadership on energy and environment issues. Other awardees include, Thomas Sprehe, Senior Vice President, Environmental Discipline Manager, KCI Technologies, the recipient of MD-AEP's Business Partner of the Year Award; and Bradley Gillenwater, Regional Asia Manager, Department of Business and Economic Development the recipient of MD-AEP's Sustainable Economic Development Award.
This is a great event to bring your spouse and business colleagues. We expect a fantastic crowd and a fun evening of celebration at this wonderful facility. Please join MD-AEP and our stakeholders from the Asian embassy community, business, government and academia for an elegant evening with Asian dance, music, food, and great company as we pay tribute to MD-AEP’s 2011 Energy and Environmental Leadership Award winners.
5: 30 p.m. Reception Begins with Asian Music, Dinner Buffet Open and Bar Opens
6:30 p.m. Asian Dance Ensemble Begins
6:45p.m. Welcome and Evening Program Introduction: Peter Gourlay, President and Founder, MD-AEP and Dr. Russell Hill, Professor and Interim Director Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology
7:00 p.m. Opening Remarks: James L. Connaughton, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Public and Environmental Policy, Constellation Energy
7:15 p.m. Clean Water Insights: Joseph Richardson, Environmental Manager, Coca-Cola Refreshments
7:30 p.m. Video Presentation on Maryland's Environmental Leadership with Peter Gourlay with Dr. Robert Summers. Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
7:45 p.m. Opening Keynote: H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States
8:05 p.m. MD-AEP 2010 Environmental Leadership Awards Presentations Peter Gourlay with Dr. Robert Summers. Secretary, Maryland Department of Environment
Introduction and presentation of MD-AEP’s Environmental Leadership Award from Dr. William E. Kirwan, Chancellor, University System of Maryland to Dr. Donald Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
8:15 p.m. Introduction and presentation of MD-AEP’s Partner of the Year from George Perdikakis, Sr., Senior Vice President, KCI Technologies to Thomas Sprehe, Senior Vice President, Environmental Discipline Manager, KCI Technologies
8:25 p.m. Introduction and presentation of MD-AEP’s Sustainable Economic Development Leader from Michael Violette, President of Washington Laboratories to Bradley Gillenwater, Regional Asia Manager, Department of Business and Economic Development
9p.m. Reception Ends