"The value I receive from EFCG’s CEO Conference every year is unparalleled. I am always impressed with the quality of the presentations and the attendees. This conference is a unique opportunity to get insight from larger and smaller firms in the AEC industry."
CEO OF SSOE GROUP
"EFCG’s CEO Conference is the annual industry event I always make sure to attend. The networking and content are unparalleled and extremely relevant and helpful."
PRESIDENT and CEO of WSP GLOBAL
Years of Industry Data Analyzed
Best In-Class Experience
Industry Leaders and Experts as Speakers
As the leading advisor to engineering & consulting firms, EFCG leverages its expertise to bring you its premier CEO Conference.
Hear the latest on AEC performance as EFCG analyzes the state of the industry, using its annual CEO Survey – the most extensive, proprietary industry data set available.
Connect with experts and industry leaders as they speak to today’s top M&A, financial, and strategic trends and innovations.
Network with peers across a 3-day experience
All participant firms are required to complete a detailed engineering & consulting industry CEO survey, the results of which are presented at the conference and drive a significant portion of the agenda. All survey participants will receive EFCG’s confidential, industry-aggregated AEC Industry Report.
Our 2022 CEO Conference from September 28-30 in New York City welcomed well over 200 attendees from across the globe as we discussed the latest of AEC Industry trends. We had a fantastic group of 79 first-time participants and 16 attendees who’ve come 10+ or 20+ years. We appreciate all attendees bringing new ideas and perspectives to these discussions each year and look forward to what you bring to next year’s CEO Conference!
A special thank you to our speakers from Tetra Tech, Parsons Corporation, BST Global, Woodard & Curran, Deltek, Kimley-Horn, Jacobs, Black & Veatch, Stantec, GHD, WSP Global, Anser Advisory, Arcadis Gen, Stanley Consultants, APTIM, Jensen Hughes, Terracon, Ramboll, Universal Engineering Sciences, Verdantas, Egis, Freese and Nichols, GeoEngineers, KCI Technologies, Morrison Hershfield, POWER, Parametrix, and IMEG Corp.
Thank to our sponsorship partners for continuing to make every year a success: BST Global, Gallagher, Deltek, alliantgroup, CareerSMITH, Inc., Agile Frameworks, LLC (MetaField), Unit4, and TRANSEARCH.
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October 9-11, 2024
35th Annual CEO Conference
The primary focus of this conference is to help CEOs better manage the leadership, strategy, finances, profitability and funding of their firms. All participating firms are required to complete a detailed financial survey, covering over 150 different business metrics including past and projected performance. This data is analyzed and presented by EFCG at the conference, and is followed by several panels, speakers and workshops, each covering a different set of topics and issues raised by the survey. Over the past 28 years, this data and the discussion at the CEO Conference, have become the primary source of data for CEOs in this industry, by which to plan their business strategies, to help identify key challenges, and to lead and improve their firm's performance.
Key Topics to be covered this year include:
Industry trends and outlook
Preparing your business for a recession
What really drives profitability
Diversification – what does it take to be successful?
Ownership transitions vs leadership transitions
Managing and motivating your leadership team
Advantages / disadvantages of different ownership models
Competing for talent
Trends in cybersecurity
2023 Sponsorship Partners
Firms of Recent CEO Speakers
(in alphabetical order)
American Council of Engineering Companies
Arabtech Jardaneh (Jordan)
Arcadis US (Netherlands)
Author & Advisor
BDS VirCon (Australia)
Bigen Africa (South Africa)
Black & Veatch
Black Swan Group
China Communications Construction (China)
CTI Engineering (Japan)
Ecology & Environment
Freese & Nichols
Harris & Associates
Hazen & Sawyer
Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
M+W Group (Germany)
McKim & Creed
Ramboll Group (Denmark)
Suez, Utility & Federal
Surbana Jurong (Singapore)
SWCA Environmental Consultants
Tighe & Bond
Turner & Townsend (UK)
Vanir Construction Management, Inc.
VK Group (Belgium)