APCA 2023 Convention

Sunday, April 2 Member & Spouse Breakfast 8 - 9 am Everyone is invited to this tasty breakfast buffet. Government & Industry Relations Panel 9 - 10:30 am Led by Jaime Steve, Zack Perconti, and the APCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee, this session details the committee’s recent initiatives, maps out its upcoming activities, and asks members about the issues that are affecting their businesses. Representatives from government and industry will provide brief reports on issues relevant to the pipeline construction industry. All APCA members are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. We want to hear from you! Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future Update with Susan Waller 10:45 - 11:45 am. Natural Allies is a coalition of interested stakeholders that recognize the vital role natural gas and its infrastructure must play in the energy mix. Natural gas partnered with renewable energy can accelerate our transition to a clean energy future while ensuring affordability and reliability and reducing carbon emissions domestically and internationally. Susan Waller is the Executive Director of Natural Alles for a Clean Energy Future. She served as vice president of stakeholder engagement and enterprise-wide public wareness program for Enbridge. In that role she directed public and community engagement related to the company’s U.S. energy projects and led Enbridge’s North American public awareness program initiative. Prior to joining Enbridge in 2008, Waller served as vice president for AMEC, Earth Environmental, managing the company’s oil and gas sector. Before that, she served as vice president for the Shaw Group, Inc., and for Regulatory Compliance Partners, Inc. She also served in numerous leadership positions at El Paso Corporation, including director for government and project affairs. Waller has provided counsel to a number of industry and regulatory groups around the issues of public involvement, safety and pipeline siting. She served on the American Petroleum Institute’s Recommended Practice 1162, ‘Public Awareness Programs for Pipeline Operators’ task force as a contributing author. She also played a key role in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) National Environmental Policy Act’s pre-filing process for the siting of new natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, and was recognized by FERC as a distinguished industry leader for integrating stakeholder outreach concepts into new interstate pipeline and LNG business plans. Waller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston. She is a member of Women in Energy, the Society of Gas Lighters, the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Southern Gas Association, and the Northeast Gas Association. Swim-Up Bar & Pool Day 12:30 - 4 pm Join fellow members at the H2O pool bar at the Fortune pool for this annual informal gathering of APCA members. Full beverage and food service will be available to purchase at the swim-up bar. NEW APCA Silent Auction Reception 6 - 7 pm The new APCA Silent Auction and Reception will be filled with cocktails, snacks, good times with friends, and some low-key bidding for about 50 minutes. Then, as the deadline nears, things will get a little crazy and it’s everyone for themselves! NEW 1st Annual APCA Live Auction and Associate Member Sponsored Dinner 7- 10 pm The new APCA Auction promises to be the liveliest night on the APCA calendar. APCA revelers bid on a variety of fabulous trips, ballgames, tools, equipment, jewelry, and much, much more. All proceeds go directly to supporting Natural Allies for a Clean Energy Future and to building programs and services for APCA members, so everyone is encouraged to bid early, bid often, and have a great time. Monday, April 3 Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast 8 - 10:30 am APCA’s manufacturer and supplier members host the 5th Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast. Contractor members will meet with vendors, discuss jobsite issues, and learn about the industry’s latest products and services in a very relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a delicious breakfast. Exhibit Teardown 10:30 am - 8 pm Energy Transition Opportunities: Carbon Capture Pipelines w/ Mark Bridgers - Moderator 10:45 am - 12 pm The path to a low carbon future requires the capture, transport, and store or use of CO2. Multiple interstate pipeline projects and many more intrastate projects are in the planning and permitting stage. The passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Inflation Reduction Act position multiple opportunities for CO2 pipelines to make the hard target requirements possible. What will the North American CO2 pipeline market look and feel like over the next decade? Invited panelists include: • Nicolas Medina, Stakeholder Engagement, ExxonMobil • Steve Lee, Executive Vice President, Engineering and