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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. 

 

In light of COVID-19, and as the International Monetary Fund warns that the economy may head into the worst downturn since the Great Depression, EFCG hosted a combined 2020 event. We welcomed CEOs, CFOs, and other senior leaders to join as, now more than ever, A/E/C leadership teams need to work collectively together to understand the financial state of the industry and draw from best practices to navigate the “new normal.” During this virtual Executive Leadership Conference on October 7-9, 2020, EFCG pulled 30 years of proprietary industry data to critically assess industry performance and disclosed high-impact insights. Distinguished panelists and keynote speakers explored shifting industry trends and drew from their experience to dive into decisive topics such as managing the new workforce, seizing cash flow opportunities, and reshaping technology’s role in what and how firms deliver to the market.

 

In 2021, EFCG will offer its premier CEO and CFO Conferences again, tailoring each event to its unique audience. You can request an invitation to be part of our 2021 CEO Conference or CFO Conference, and experience the high-quality content that make EFCG conferences best-in-class.

 

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

September 28-30, 2021

Tentatively Virtual

2020 Keynote Speakers
2020 Panelists

Bret Moffett

POWER, CEO

Jim Haynes

POWER, CEO

Alan Jennat

ARUP

Kelly Reed

LOCKTON

Leo Argiris

ARUP

Susan Angyal

ERM, CEO US

Kristin Beamer

McKIM & CREED, CMO

Tom Lewis

FEDERAL PROGRAMS & LOGISTICS for WSP USA, PRESIDENT

Nikhil Kalghatgi

KPFF, CFO

Greg Cannito

CORVIAS, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Bill Howard

FIDIC, PRESIDENT

Nelson Ogunshakin

FIDIC, CEO

Karin Sluis

WITTEVEEN + BOS

Lars Johansson

NEW MOUNTAIN CAPITAL, MANAGING DIRECTOR

Diana Propper de Callejon

CRANEMERE, 

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Rick Newman

GISI

Shamit Grover

MSD PARTNERS,  MANAGING DIRECTOR

Laurent Germain

EGIS, CEO

Ash Wason

CAROLLO

Deepa Sathiaram, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, En3

Heang Fine Wong, SURBANA JURONG, CEO

Brian Conlin

WATERFRONT PARTNERS,

CEO & EXECUTIVE COACH

Keryn James

ERM

Hisham Mahmoud

GOLDER

Scott Cattran

WOOLPERT

Raj Arora

JENSEN HUGHES, CEO

Austin Conti

TENNA

Amy Corriveau

CDM SMITH

Rachel White, ARCADIS GEN, CEO

Kendall Sherrill

WOOD

Gord Johnston

STANTEC

Mark Abatto,

NV5 GEOSPATIAL SOLUTIONS, PRESIDENT & COO

Javier Baldor

BST Global, CEO

Dick Wright

NV5

Áine O’Dwyer

ENOVATE, PRINCIPAL & CEO

Loren Sokolow

EFCG, SENIOR ADVISOR

Chuck Leichner

EFCG SENIOR ADVISOR

Gayle Packer

TERRACON

Jens-Peter Saul

RAMBOLL, CEO

Ryan Prime

VHB, SUSTAINABILITY SERVICE LEADER

Ann Massey

PRESIDENT OF CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT, WOOD

Stephen Kadenacy,

BOXWOOD CAPITAL, CEO

Paul VanDuyne

IMEG, PRESIDENT and CEO 

Brian Coltharp

FREESE & NICHOLS, PRESIDENT and CEO

Alex L’Heureux

WSP, PRESIDENT & CEO

Cynthia Chen

DEWBERRY, CFO

Peter Ney

EXECUTIVE VP, EA ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

Lisa Black

SENIOR MANAGER, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PROGRAMS, ASCE

Mike Carragher

VHB

Dominique Demessence, OPERATING PARTNER, CLIMATE ADAPTIVE INFRASTRUCTURE

Spiro Pollalis,

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE ZOFNASS PROGRAM FOR SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE

Global Economic Outlook: Moving Markets, Changing Outcomes
Ron Braeutigam
Top-selling economics scholar bridging research and practice in today’s world
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
Delivering a More Sustainable Future
Rick Cotton
Executive Director,
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

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

2020 Sponsors
Firms of Recent CEO Speakers
(in alphabetical order)

Allnorth

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)

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)

Harris & Associates
Hazen & Sawyer
HNTB
IBI

IDOM (Spain)

ILF (Austria)
Jacobs

Keramida

Kiewit

Kleinfelder
Leidos

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

Meinhardt (Singapore)

Morrison Hershfield

Mott MacDonald
Multiconsult (Norway)

MWH
North Wind
NV5
Otak
Parametrix

POWER Engineers

Promon (Brazil)

Ramboll Group (Denmark)

S&ME

Saulsbury
SCS
SETEC (France)
Stantec

Suez, Utility & Federal
Surbana Jurong

    (Singapore)
SWECO
Systra (France)
TerranearPMC
Tetra Tech

Tighe & Bond
TRC Companies

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

VHB
VK Group (Belgium)
Volkert
Wastren Advantage
Weston Solutions
WSP Global

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