Welcome to the ECC Association
Stephen Buras, ECC Board Chair
The 47th Annual Conference set new attendance records with more than 1000 registrants in San Antonio. It was another hugely successful conference! Once again registrants shared their insights, networked with colleagues and had the opportunity to interact with industry professionals from around the world. The 2015 Chairman, Mahesh Thadani, the Executive Board, the Executive Advisory Committee, and the events production team delivered an exceptional program that drove home the message "Complexity, Ambiguity and Volatility – Leading in the new normal."
I am deeply humbled to be the Chair of this year's ECC Executive Board. It is truly an honor and a privilege to work with this group to produce a world class conference dedicated to our industry. Our 2016 Annual Conference is going to take us to a beautiful oasis in Palm Desert, California at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. The conference, on September 7-10, will be limited to 800 attendees this year. Please plan on registering early to make sure you secure your spot. The Executive Board is developing a program to build upon previous successes with this year's theme "Today, Tomorrow and Beyond – XXXXXXXX."
Now moving into it's 11th year, the Future Leader Program has established itself as a key component of the overall value of the ECC Conference. It provides a vehicle for industry professionals to further their knowledge with special programming to enhance their development in focused areas like thought leadership. The program is expected to have more than 200 participants from the nearly 100 sponsoring organizations. The Future Leaders are already actively involved in developing the conference content for this year. Future Leaders benefit from this program through early career opportunities for networking and developing long term relationships with industry leaders and peers. I encourage everyone to learn more about the Future Leader Program by visiting the Future Leader website (http://ecc-conference.org/future-leaders-the-program.php).
Many thanks our sponsors for their continued commitment to the ECC. We on the Executive Board and the Executive Advisory Committee, recognize that our sponsors enable us to produce this high caliber conference year after year. Sponsorships for the 48th Annual Conference are an essential component as we will continue to develop a stimulating and successful conference and enhance programs such as the Future Leader Program.
I look forward to seeing you in Palm Desert September 7–10.
Stephen Buras, ECC Chair, 48th 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 47th 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 7-10, 2016 - JW Marriott Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA
- September 6-9, 2017 - Boca Raton Resort, Boca Raton, FL
- September 5-8, 2018 - JW Marriott Hill Country Resort, San Antonio, TX
- August 28-31, 2019 – The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, CO
- September 2-5, 2020 – JW Marriott Marco Island, Marco Island, FL
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