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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
September 28-30, 2021
1111 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202 USA
Special Room Rates Available Upon Completion of Registration
American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Hamer Environmental, CEO
Nitsch Engineering, President & CEO
Tetra Tech, CEO
Chief Executive Officer & President, NV5
Black & Veatch, Executive Director, President, Water Business
HDR, Vice Chairman & Chief Strategy Officer
Stanley Consultants, President & CEO
President & Chief Executive Officer, Ulteig
BST Global, CEO
Previously Golder, Former President & Chief Executive Officer
Stantec, President & CEO
Wood, President of Resilient Environments
Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy, Corporate Development and Communication Officer, Jacobs
Cardno, CEO & Managing Director
MSD Partners, Managing Director
Woolpert, President & CEO
WSP USA Solutions, President
Joseph Fluder, III
Chief Executive Officer & President, SWCA Environmental Consultants
Jensen Hughes, CEO
Terracon, President & Chief Executive Officer
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
Competing for talent
Trends in cybersecurity
Firms of Recent CEO Speakers
(in alphabetical order)
American Council of Engineering Companies
Arabtech Jardaneh (Jordan)
Arcadis US (Netherlands)
BDS VirCon (Australia)
Bigen Africa (South Africa)
Black & Veatch
China Communications Construction (China)
CTI Engineering (Japan)
Ecology & Environment
Harris & Associates
Hazen & Sawyer
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)