The conference is continually regarded as one of the leading industry events for construction owners, their general counsel and construction attorneys.
Our mission is to develop a two-day program that will engage conference attendees with interactive and informative 75-minute sessions and valuable written materials that fulfill the following topic tracks:
Emerging Trends and Issues in Construction
Best Practices for Construction Practitioners
Ethics and Compliance Issues
Construction Dispute Resolution
Workforce and Labor
Insurance and SuretyInfrastructure and Transportation
Columnist and Publisher, Forbes; Author, The Soft Edge; Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations
Entrepreneur-turned-publisher, columnist, author, television commentator, private investor and board director, Rich Karlgaard has a unique vantage point on the trends driving the business and investment climates. His insights help audiences see the global marketplace with new eyes. Karlgaard is the publisher of Forbes magazine, where he writes a biweekly column known for its witty and honest assessment of current business issues, a regular panelist on cable news' most popular business show, Forbes on FOX, and was a frequent guest analyst on CNBC's The Kudlow Report. He's also a successful entrepreneur and past winner of Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year Award." More than just a business journalist, Karlgaard as a private investor and board director understands firsthand the difficulties of navigating in today's business climate and the opportunities available to those who have the courage to reach out for them. His assessment of the current business issues and trends gives audiences solid insights they can use to make better business and investment decisions.
Karlgaard has a remarkable ability to connect with his audience. He shows his quick mind and even quicker good sense of humor during lively, unscripted question and answer periods. Karlgaard is unfailingly gracious, putting his insights out for others to consider in a way that helps them see the events that are changing their world-especially the impact of Washington politics on the environment for business and invention. In his book, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success (April 2014), Karlgaard shares a surprising third element in addition to high performance and superb execution that's required to gain the competitive advantage. Karlgaard is also the co-author of Team Genius: The New Science of High- Performing Organizations (July 2015).