Assessing the past year and planning for 2023 is an exciting prospect for CIBO members. Our 44th Annual Meeting was held on November 15, 2022, giving members the opportunity to discuss plans to carry the organization into the immediate future.
In keeping with its mission of providing the best technical knowledge, education and advocacy to help members adapt to a sustainable energy future, CIBO focuses on two major areas. Environmental issues identified for 2023 include EPA Air Regulations at the Federal and State levels, EPA water issues, tax incentives for industrial manufacturing sectors, and climate and clean energy policies. The other focus area is Energy and Sustainability, including DOE programs & energy markets, facility energy, and boiler operations. These topics form the basis for planning CIBO communications and conferences for 2023.
To accommodate our focus for 2023, CIBO has tailored an exciting series of meetings and conferences that include three in-person and three virtual events. Highlighting the season is our new conferences on Policies & Technical Issues to take place on May 15-17 and August 2-3. Three committee meetings will continue to focus on environmental – regulatory compliance and energy sustainability challenges. The 45th Annual Meeting next October will allow us to re-focus and plan for 2024.
A top CIBO priority will be to recruit new members and retain existing members. CIBO offers strong benefits to organizations to help them navigate within the complex and challenging environment of America’s industrial energy. Our new website, launched in January 2023, is designed to engage interested stakeholders and communicate relevant information. Recruiting new members brings fresh ideas and experiences into the membership experience. Enhancing the value of CIBO to all members will help assert CIBO as a key voice for industrial, commercial and industrial energy users.