Webinars

State of the Industry Webinar Event

Date:

Friday, May 15th

Time:

11:00am - 2:45pm ET

8:00 am - 11:45pm PT

On May 15, 2020, EFCG will host a “State of the Industry” Webinar Event. This event will present data-driven insights and key trends on the industry’s current financial position. It will then host special topics on how firms can navigate through the COVID-19 Recession and invest in technology today for long-term sustainability. Industry leaders and subject matter experts will join us as panelists to bring their perspective to each discussion, and provide best practices on solutions to support firm resilience.

Financial Update & Industry Outlook

Given the uncertainty in the global economy, this session will provide an update on key financial metrics for the industry. Firm leaders will then share their perspectives on how the industry will evolve over the next 6 months. We will look at metrics such as growth, profitability, backlog, and MU factor to compare them to previous estimates for 2020, discuss different potential scenarios and how firms plan to adapt, and share our perspective on how a downturn will shift the market landscape.  

11:00 am - 12:00pm ET

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Panelist

Alexandre L'Heureux

WSP

Chief Executive Officer

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Panelist

Linda Darr

ACEC

President & CEO

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Moderator

Rebecca Zofnass

EFCG

Managing Partner

Navigating Through the COVID-19 Recession

Today, the COVID-19 crisis has led the entire world to face an unprecedented challenge. As its economic impacts are unfolding and changing day-by-day, the months and years ahead will bring new challenges and important opportunities for those firms that are prepared. In this webinar, we will look at historical trends to uncover factors that distinguished firms that performed best during the last recession. It will then identify what is different this time, and provide actionable recommendations on how to address the coming downturn.   

12:30pm - 1:30pm ET

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Panelist

Jesper Dalsgaard

Ramboll

Managing Director

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Panelist

Keryn James

ERM

Chief Executive Officer

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Panelist

Raj Arora

Jensen Hughes

Chief Executive Officer

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Moderator

Andreas Georgoulias

EFCG

Director of Risk Management

Building Resilience In: Investing in the Right Technology

As part of EFCG's ongoing discussion of strategies for creating more resilient companies, we will focus on how investments in foundational and client-facing technologies present opportunities to strengthen companies, decrease risk, and drive growth. In particular, we will focus on the question: “Do we Build, Borrow, or Buy?” and what the range of options firms have now to effectively leverage technology.

2:00pm - 2:45pm ET

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Panelist

Mike Carragher

VHB

Chief Executive Officer

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Panelist

Leo Argiris

Arup Americas

Chief Operating Officer

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Moderator

Marcus Quigley

EFCG

Technology Practice Lead