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EFCG’s 33rd Annual CEO Conference will engage CEOs, Presidents, and COOs on the industry’s biggest challenges.

30+

Years of Industry Data Analyzed

Best In-Class Experience

Industry Leaders and Experts as Speakers

40+

As the leading advisor to A/E/C firms, EFCG leverages its expertise to bring you its premier CEO Conference. 

 

  • Hear the latest on industry performance as EFCG analyzes the state of industry, using its annual A/E/C Industry 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.

September 28-30, 2022

In-Person / Virtual

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Current event speakers include Jacobs, WSP Global, Stantec, Black & Veatch, Kimley-Horn, Terracon, and more!

All participant firms are required to complete a detailed A/E/C 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 A/E/C Industry Report.

2021 Keynote Speaker
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Robert Glazer
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1 of 20 speakers you shouldn't miss
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1 of 11 "amazing and unforgettable speakers"
CEO, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author and Host of The Elevate Podcast
2021 Panelists

Frank Sweet

AECOM, Chief Executive of the Environment Global Business Line

Linda Bauer Darr

ACEC National, President and CEO

Nathan Goodman

Hamer Environmental, CEO

Lisa Brothers

Nitsch Engineering, President & CEO

Dan Batrack

Tetra Tech, CEO

Mike Carragher

VHB, CEO

Áine O’Dwyer

Enovate, CEO

Ted Lower

EFCG Senior Advisor

Hank Tran

BST Global Director of Knowledge Management

Cindy Wallis-Lage

Black & Veatch, Executive Director, President, Water Business

Dave LeCureux

HDR, Chief Strategy Officer

Kate Harris

Stanley Consultants, President & CEO

Rob Painter

Trimble, CEO

Doug Jaeger

Ulteig, President & CEO

Andra Kidd

Hull & Associates, COO

Jeremy Gillespie

Gallagher, Area SVP, Regional Director, Cyber Liability Practice

Jack Hand

EFCG Senior Advisor

Kimberly Slaughter

SYSTRA USA, CEO

Javier A. Baldor

BST Global, CEO

Hisham Mahmoud

Previously Golder, Former President & CEO

Gord Johnston

Stantec, President & CEO

Lytle Troutt

Wood, President of Resilient Environments

Marietta Hannigan

Jacobs, EVP & Chief Strategy, Corporate Development and Communication Officer

Cora Lee Mooney

ERM, Partner & North America Lead for Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change

Steven Hall

ACEC National, Senior Vice President for Advocacy and External Affairs

Dr. Joan Zofnass

EFCG Director of Conferences & HR and Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Kurt Conti

Conti Group, CEO

Susan Reisbord

Cardno, CEO & Managing Director

Chris Bertrand

MSD Partners, Managing Director

Scott Cattran

Woolpert, President & CEO

Tom Lewis

WSP USA Solutions, President

Joseph Fluder, III

SWCA Environmental Consultants, CEO & President

Vince DiPofi

SSOE Group, CEO

Jon Carlson

Braun Intertec, CEO

Victor Suchodolski

Sargent & Lundy, EVP & Director of Electric Grid Infrastructure Services

Brian Coltharp

Freese and Nichols, President & CEO

Laurent Germain

EGIS, CEO

Raj Arora

Jensen Hughes, CEO

Gayle Packer

Terracon, President & CEO

Alexandre L’Heureux

WSP, President & CEO

Dick Wright

NV5, CEO & President

Gregory Kelly

STV, CEO

Holger Peller

POWER Engineers, EVP of Power Delivery

Chuck Leichner

EFCG Senior Advisor

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

Post-merger integration

Competing for talent

Trends in cybersecurity

2021 Sponsors
Firms of Recent CEO Speakers
(in alphabetical order)

Allnorth

American Council of Engineering Companies

Arabtech Jardaneh (Jordan)
Arcadis US (Netherlands)

Arup, Americas
Atkins (UK)
Aurecon (Australia)
Ausenco (Australia)
BayWest
BDS VirCon (Australia)
Bigen Africa (South Africa)
Black & Veatch

Calibre (Australia)

Cardno

Carollo
CDM Smith
CH2M
CHA
China Communications Construction (China)
CTI Engineering (Japan)
Ecology & Environment
EGIS (France)
Ensafe

GAI
Garney
Geosyntec

GHD

Gilbane 

Golder

GOPA (Germany)

Hamer Environmental

Harris & Associates
Hazen & Sawyer

HDR
HNTB
IBI

IDOM (Spain)

ILF (Austria)
Jacobs

Jensen Hughes

Keramida

Kiewit

Kleinfelder
Leidos

LNV
Louis Berger
M+W Group (Germany)
McKim & Creed

Meinhardt (Singapore)

Morrison Hershfield

Mott MacDonald
Multiconsult (Norway)

MWH

Nitsch Engineering
North Wind
NV5
Otak
Parametrix

POWER Engineers

Promon (Brazil)

Ramboll Group (Denmark)

S&ME

Saulsbury
SCS
SETEC (France)

Stanley Consultants
Stantec

Suez, Utility & Federal
Surbana Jurong (Singapore)

SWCA Environmental Consultants
SWECO
Systra (France)

Terracon
TerranearPMC
Tetra Tech

Tighe & Bond
TRC Companies

Turner & Townsend (UK)
Tyrens (Sweden)
USA Environment

Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

VHB
VK Group (Belgium)
Volkert
Wastren Advantage
Weston Solutions

Wood Group

Woolpert
WSP Global

Ron Braeutigam
Global Economic Outlook: Moving Markets, Changing Outcomes
Ron Braeutigam
Top-selling economics scholar bridging research and practice in today’s world
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Healthy Communities, Equitable Economics & The Neu Normal for Building 21st Century Resilience
Dominque Lueckenhoff
Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Hugo Neu Group
Rick Cotton
Delivering a More Sustainable Future
Rick Cotton
Executive Director,
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey