Our Conferences


CEO & Executive Leadership

Since 1990, EFCG has hosted its annual legacy CEO Conference, bringing together executive leaders from across the A/E/C space to engage on the industry’s biggest challenges.


This fall, EFCG is back in-person with its 32nd Annual CEO Conference. Finally with a chance to reconnect one-on-one with peers, this event will bring together CEOs and COOs from across the A/E/C Industry to network, reflect, and problem-solve on key issues in the space. Last year’s fall event hosted over 500 A/E/C executives. This year’s event will welcome industry leaders and outside speakers to discuss pertinent topics such as the evolution of M&A and valuations, energy’s impact on this future of infrastructure, taking the lead with tech, fortifying your bottom line with ESG goals, and becoming the leader that inspires a workforce. EFCG will also present data from its latest annual CEO Survey with insights from its 30+ years of proprietary industry data. A/E/C industry leaders will then share their reactions to today’s trends and lessons they’ve learned to help make more of their firm’s future.

Reconnect. Reflect. Be Part of the Experience.

​The event will be at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver and registered attendees gain access to special room rates. Register today to take advantage of EFCG’s limited room rate pricing. 

Similar to our other conferences, all participant firms are required to complete a detailed CEO survey, the results of which are presented at the conference and drive a significant portion of the agenda. All survey participants will receive confidential, industry-aggregated data reports and presentations as well.

Please know that we are continuously monitoring the progression of the vaccination distribution and world health guidelines. If we are unable to host the event in person, then it will be virtual.


Reach out to Dimitri Milionis at dmilionis@efcg.com for more information.

September 28-30, 2021

Four Seasons Hotel Denver

1111 14th Street

Denver, CO 80202 USA

Special Room Rates Available Upon Completion of Registration

2021 Panelists

American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

Nathan Goodman

Hamer Environmental, CEO

Lisa Brothers

Nitsch Engineering, President & CEO

Dan Batrack

Tetra Tech, CEO

Dick Wright

Chief Executive Officer & President, NV5

Cindy Wallis-Lage

Black & Veatch, Executive Director, President, Water Business

Dave LeCureux

HDR, Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer

Kate Harris

Stanley Consultants, President & CEO

Rob Painter

Trimble, CEO

Doug Jaeger

President & Chief Executive Officer, Ulteig

Javier Baldor

BST Global, CEO

Hisham Mahmoud

Previously Golder, Former President & Chief Executive Officer

Gord Johnston

Stantec, President & CEO

Lytle Troutt

Wood, President of Resilient Environments

Marietta Hannigan

Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy, Corporate Development and Communication Officer, Jacobs

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

Chief Executive Officer & President, SWCA Environmental Consultants

Laurent Germain


Raj Arora

Jensen Hughes, CEO

Gayle Packer

Terracon, President & Chief Executive Officer

Alexandre L’Heureux

WSP, President & CEO

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)


American Council of Engineering Companies

Arabtech Jardaneh (Jordan)
Arcadis US (Netherlands)

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

Calibre (Australia)


CDM Smith
China Communications Construction (China)
CTI Engineering (Japan)
Ecology & Environment
EGIS (France)





GOPA (Germany)

Hamer Environmental

Harris & Associates
Hazen & Sawyer


IDOM (Spain)

ILF (Austria)

Jensen Hughes




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

Meinhardt (Singapore)

Morrison Hershfield

Mott MacDonald
Multiconsult (Norway)


Nitsch Engineering
North Wind

POWER Engineers

Promon (Brazil)

Ramboll Group (Denmark)


SETEC (France)

Stanley Consultants

Suez, Utility & Federal
Surbana Jurong (Singapore)

SWCA Environmental Consultants
Systra (France)

Tetra Tech

Tighe & Bond
TRC Companies

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

Vanir Construction Management, Inc.

VK Group (Belgium)
Wastren Advantage
Weston Solutions

Wood Group

WSP Global

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