Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa
Indian Wells, California

Special Events

A Keynote Speaker Who Can Save the Planet!

We’re happy to tell you that our keynote speaker will be: Terry Tamminen, CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Tamminen has wide-ranging expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government. The Guardian ranked him No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”

Terry Tamminen


From his youth in Australia to career experiences in Europe, Africa, China and across the United States, Terry has developed expertise in business, farming, education, non-profit, the environment, the arts, and government. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed him Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and later Cabinet Secretary, the Chief Policy Advisor to the Governor, where Terry was the architect of many groundbreaking sustainability policies, including California's landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, the Hydrogen Highway Network, and the Million Solar Roofs initiative.
In 2010 Terry co-founded the R20 Regions of Climate Action, a new public-private partnership, bringing together sub-national governments; businesses; financial markets; NGOs; and academia to implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects that can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy. Since 2007 he has provided advice to Pegasus Capital Advisors and numerous global businesses on sustainability and “green” investing. In 2016, Terry joined the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation as CEO. An accomplished author, Terry's books include “Cracking the Carbon Code: The Keys to Sustainable Profits in the New Economy” (Palgrave Macmillan). In 2011, Terry was one of six finalists for the Zayed Future Energy Prize and The Guardian ranked Terry No. 1 in its “Top 50 People Who Can Save the Planet.”

Lunch Speaker: Michael E. Hoffman

Michael E. Hoffman


Michael E. Hoffman joined Stifel in 2014. Based out of the Baltimore office, Mr. Hoffman is a Managing Director and Group Head of the Diversified Industrials Research sector, covering Environmental Services. His past awards include ranking #2 in pollution control from Institutional Investor, Greenwich Associates, and Reuters. Mr. Hoffman has been an analyst for more than 29 years. He has been a director of research, president, chief operating officer of a broker-dealer, deputy director of research, head of fixed income research and group head of diversified industrial research, and head of global value research.


Sunday Welcome Reception

Grand Salon Ballroom
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Award-winning Golf

John Fought-designed Players Course
Indian Wells Resort
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Tee Time: 12:30pm
Reception: 5:00pm (immediately following golf)

Join your peers for an enjoyable afternoon of golf on John Fought-designed Players Course at the Indian Wells Golf Resort in Palm Springs, CA. The Players Course offers breathtaking mountain views, undulating fairways and greens with streams, brooks and waterfalls.

The golf outing includes greens fees for the Players Course, as well as lunch and an awards ceremony. You can create your own team by choosing to be paired with specific players.

Timeless hospitality at an affordable price! The iconic Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort Hotel in Palm Springs, California is the official hotel for the Global Waste Management Symposium. Founded by Hollywood legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz in 1957, this boutique-style hotel offers spectacular views and direct access to the Indian Wells Golf Resort. 

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