Event Information
2019 AHRI State Summit
Date: March 26 — 27, 2019
Location: The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection


The two-day AHRI State Summit presents an opportunity for members of the HVACR and water heating industry to communicate directly with key California policy makers about the positive impact of our industry on jobs, comfort, health, and productivity in their state. As elected officials at the federal level continue to debate and shift priorities on many key initiatives, the uncertainty has created opportunity for state governments, including California, to develop and advance their own energy and environmental policies that affect your company and the entire HVACR and water heating industry. Lawmakers in California need to know our industry’s position when deliberating important policy decisions impacting your business, your employees, and your customers. We look forward to seeing you in Sacramento this March!

At the conference, you will:

·    Meet with key legislative, executive, and regulatory decision makers in California;

·    Educate and inform California officials about your company and the industry;

·      Hear from business leaders in California about the current political climate; and

·      Network with industry colleagues and AHRI staff at various events planned for that purpose.



Registration Fees (for Members ONLY):


$300 through March 6, 2019
$350 after March 6, 2019


Registration Deadline:  March 20, 2019



Registration cancellations will incur a $100 administrative fee. Refunds will be provided, less the $100 fee, if AHRI receives cancellation notice via email by March 20. After March 20, no refunds will be given; however, attendee substitutions will be allowed.






Tentative Agenda:

Tuesday, March 26: 

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                State Government Affairs Committee Meeting (Closed)

                                          Location: Greenberg Traurig Offices

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.               Registration - Location: The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.                Welcome Lunch with Keynote Speaker


§Kristen Driskell, Deputy Director, California Energy Commission’s Efficiency Division

§Martha Brook, Advisor, California Energy Commission


1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.                  California Government 101

§Who, What, When, Where & Why


1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.                  Energy Panel

                                                         “Got Energy? An Outlook on California’s Energy Policies Now and in the Future”

§Nidia Bautista, Chief Consultant, Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee (Confirmed)

§George Minter, Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Environmental Strategy, Southern California Gas Company (Confirmed)

§Pierre Delforge, Senior Scientist, Building Decarbonization, Natural Resources Defense Council (Confirmed)


2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.                  Refreshment Break


2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.                  Air Quality Panel

                                                         "HFC Emissions and Beyond: In the Air and on the Ground"

§David Garcia, Consultant, Senate Environmental Quality Committee (Confirmed)

§Lance Hastings, President, California Manufacturers and Technology Association Representative (Confirmed)

§Alex Hillbrand, HFC Expert, Climate & Clean Energy and International Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council (Confirmed)


3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.                   Break/Small Group Discussion


4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                   Keynote Speaker: CARB Vice Chair Sandra Berg (Confirmed)


6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.                   Reception with Legislative Guests

§Award Presentation – Senator Cathleen Galgiani(Confirmed)

                                           Location: The Esquire Grill 


 7:00 p.m.                                    Group Networking Dinner 

                                                    Location: The Esquire Grill 


Wednesday, March 27: 

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.                  Breakfast with Keynote Speaker

§Assembly Member Laura Friedman (Confirmed)


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.                  Briefing/Prep for Legislative Meetings

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.                Walk to Capitol Building             


10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.              Picture on Senate Floor


10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.              Meeting with Governor's Office


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.              Meeting with Legislative Offices


12:00 p.m.                                  Adjourn




Please contact Beth Teferi at bteferi@ahrinet.org with any registration questions.

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