ECC caught up with some of last year's conference participants, including Dr. Daniel Yergin of IHS CERA and the Chilean Miner Rescue team in the latest issue of the "Pulse of the Industry." Click here to read more...
The recent 44th Annual Conference was a record breaker in terms of attendance with more than 700 attendees from our industry. The ECC Board is hard at work planning the 45th Annual ECC Conference which will be held Sept 11-14, 2013 in Palm Springs CA…check back regularly to see content as its developed and mark your calendars to attend!
2012 Annual Conference presentations are now available online on the Past Conferences page of our website.
Registration for the 45th Annual ECC Conference is now open. Click above to register.
Welcome to the ECC Association
Judd Kuehn, ECC Board Chair
It’s an honor to have been selected to chair this year’s ECC Executive Board. I follow in the footsteps of previous boards and chairs that have done tremendous work to put on outstanding conferences each year. I particularly want to congratulate Steve Dedman, the 2012 ECC Executive Board and Executive Advisory Committee for once again doing a superb job and raising the bar on the quality of our program. Our 44th conference in San Antonio was another huge success, eclipsing our previous year’s record number of attendees and program sponsors, again with lots of positive feedback from conference participants.
One of the perks of being a part of this effort is I get to work with such a talented and committed group of professionals that serve on the Board and Executive Advisory Committee. These individuals serve strictly on a volunteer basis and with the support of their various companies put a tremendous amount of energy into developing the conference each year. Their dedication to improve capital project results and global competitiveness of member companies of the ECC Association is a testament to our industry’s spirit of innovation and perseverance.
We are well into the planning process for the 2013 Annual Conference and it is shaping up to be another excellent ECC program. The theme, “Conquering the Summit: Aspiring to Flawless Project Delivery”, reflects the growth in size and complexity of our Capital Projects as well as the challenges we face in executing them well. We are searching for exciting keynote speakers including industry leaders, geopolitical experts and specialists that will promote thought leadership by exploring opportunities associated with these challenges of flawless execution. We are also busy planning our Plenary Sessions; determining the Breakout Forum Topics; and seeking nominations for the Annual ECC Achievement Award (distinguished individual) and the Annual Spirit of ECC Award (innovative project team or organization). Please mark your calendars today and plan to attend this year’s conference – and invite your associates to join us.
The Future Leaders Program is also an integral component of ECC. We are pleased to have had more than 100 Future Leaders from our sponsoring companies engaged in the association throughout the past year. These emerging leaders enjoyed opportunities to meet and interact with industry leaders; network with peers from other member companies; receive training in international communications, ethics and leadership; and participate in the development and presentation of two conference breakout forums – all of which were intended to promote individual development and sustain the long-term leadership of our industry.
In 2013 we are also trying to get more of our Future Leader candidates engaged early so they can participate in our mid-year meeting that will be held in Houston, Texas on March 7th. If your company is planning on sponsoring this year’s conference, please name your future leader early so they can get involved.
On behalf of the Executive Board and the Executive Advisory Committee, l would like to thank our sponsor companies for their continuing support of the ECC Association and Annual Conference – and for their involvement in our Future Leaders Program. If you are not a sponsor company, I encourage you to look into the benefits that a sponsorship can offer your emerging leaders.
I wish all of you a safe and successful 2013 and look forward to seeing you September 11 - 14 in Palm Springs.
ECC Chair, 45th Annual Conference
The Engineering & Construction Contracting Association (ECC) consists of owners, contractors, suppliers, and academics who are interested in using the latest ideas to improve the performance of the industry and their organizations. ECC achieves this with a high-quality annual conference, together with ongoing programs such as Future Leaders and outreach to the academic community.
Now in its 45th year, the annual ECC conference provides executives and decision makers from across North America and around the globe with the opportunity to interact with industry thought leaders and peers. This 2 – day conference includes world-class keynote speakers, plenary sessions on trends and strategies, breakout forums on specific topics, social events, and extensive opportunities for networking. The program is entirely new each year, reflecting the rapid changes in the global economy and the engineering construction industry, and ensuring that topics are timely and reflect the latest thought leadership.
And mark your calendars for future ECC Conferences:
- September 11-14, 2013 - JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA
- September 3-6, 2014 - JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
- September 9-12, 2015 - Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
- September 7-10, 2016 - JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA
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