2019 Conference

2019 Conference

May 18-20, 2019
Dallas, TX
Four Seasons Resort and Club

Monday, May 18

11:15am: Registration

12:00 – 1:30pm: Opening Keynote Lunch – Opening Lunch with Michael Farr, CEO and Founder, Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC– No Recession, But No Smooth Sailing

1:45 – 3:00pm: General Session A: Anatomy of a Deal: CHA Consulting’s Acquisition of Daedalus Projects

3:15 – 4:30pm: Breakout Session 1: Breakout Session 1: From Due Diligence to Exit Planning: Key Strategies to Ensure Success

3:15 – 4:30pm: Breakout Session 2: Assessing Cultural Internally and Externally

6:00 – 9:00pm: Cake Wars: Iconic Architecture and Engineering

Tuesday, May 21

7:30 – 8:45am: Keynote Breakfast with Brad Strittmatter, CEO, Olsson, M&A Is the Way to Grow, Right?

9:00 – 10:15am: General Session B – Talent Acquisition: Retention and Recruitment = Growth

10:15 – 10:30am: Break

10:30 – 11:45pm: Breakout Session 3: ESOPs: Ownership Structure and Growth

10:30 – 11:45am: Breakout Session 4: The Future of Risk and its impact on M&A Deals

12:00 – 1:30pm: Keynote Luncheon with Susan Reisbord, CEO, Americas Region, Cardno

1:45 – 3:00pm: Breakout Session 5: Ownership Transition and Valuation for Internal Buy-Sell Agreements

1:45 – 3:00pm: Breakout Session 6: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy — Building Walls That Matter

3:00 – 3:15pm: Break

3:15 – 4:30pm: General Session C: Valuation Case Study — Is Innovation Worth More?

6:00 – 7:00pm – Cocktail Party

7:00 – 9:00pm: Keynote Dinner with Jim Carroll – Futurist, Aligning to Velocity: Timing the Future In The Era of Acceleration

Wednesday, May 22

7:45 – 9:00am: Keynote Breakfast — Innovation and Venture Capital dollars into E&C

9:00 – 10:15am: Breakout Session 7: Private Equity: Valuation and an Outside Capital Investment

9:00 – 10:15am: Breakout Session 8: Innovation and Disruption — The Future is Here: How are You Preparing Your Firm?

10:30am – 12:00pm : General Session D: Dodgeball: What do you want to know, throw it at the expert.

12:00- 12:30:  Closing comments and Buffet Lunch