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Design and Construction Executive Forum

April 27, 2016
Soho House - Belt Room
113 N. Green Street
Chicago, IL  60607
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Kelly Komisar
(312) 730-1307
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BDO USA, LLP invites you to join us for a unique educational and networking opportunity intended for financial executives in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Topics and speakers include:
Keynote: Industry Economic Update

Construction spending and employment have grown considerably in recent months, even as the economy and indicators such as the Architecture Billings Index and construction starts data have fluctuated. AGC of America's Chief Economist Ken Simonson will discuss the conflicting signals for construction spending by category, employment by state and locality, materials costs, and will offer his own predictions.
CFO Panel: Issues and Industry Trends

Moderator: Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America
Dave Reginelli, Sr. Vice President and CFO, Tecta America
Joseph Dailey, CFO, Perkins+Will
Kenneth Roberts, Partner and Construction Practice Leader, Schiff Hardin LLP
Banking, M&A and Capital Markets Update

Shahrokh Shah, Managing Director, Engineering & Construction, BMO Harris Bank
James Owen, Director, Engineering & Construction, Houlihan Lokey 
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM - Breakfast and Registration

8:30 AM to 9:20 AM - Industry Economic Update

9:20 AM to 10:10 AM - CFO Panel: Issues and Industry Trends

10:10 AM to 11:00 AM - Banking, M&A and Capital Markets Update
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: 
  • Examine global trends of growth and spending in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries, including labor, compensation, industry consolidation, the state of the lending and banking environment, and international expansion. 
  • Identify labor issues and implement strategies to cope with worker shortages in the industry war for talent, such as succession planning and effective incentive compensation plans.  
  • Define new forms of technological innovation that are disrupting the industry, such as drones, ever-changing design software, and use of dashboards. 
  • Address the changing regulatory landscape, especially in complying with OHSA and DOL regulations. 
Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 3 total CPE credits (Economics, Finance, and Specialized Knowledge & Applications)
Program Level: Update
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