2017 ACEC Texas Business Conference
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The 2017 ACEC Texas Business Conference will consist of 3 business roundtables that will run simultaneously: Information Technology, Accounting / Financial and Human Resources. These roundtables are a chance for professionals from member firms to discuss issues facing their firm in today’s engineering industry.

5/17/2017 to 5/18/2017
When: May 17th & 18th
Where: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
1601 Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands, Texas  77380
United States
Contact: Michael Hancock
512-474-1474


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2017 ACEC Texas Business Conference

Waterway Marriott Hotel - The Woodlands, Texas

May 17th & 18th

 

  The 2017 ACEC Texas Business Conference will consist of 3 business roundtables that will run simultaneously:
Information Technology, Accounting / Financial and Human Resources.

 

These roundtables are a chance for professionals from member firms to discuss issues facing their firm in today’s engineering industry.

 

* Program Agenda *

Wednesday, May 17th:

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Welcome Reception

Join fellow ACEC Texas members at the Marriott Waterway enjoying refreshing cocktails and light snacks.

Thursday, May 18th:

8:00 am to 8:30 am: Registration / Continental Breakfast

 

8:30 am to 4:00 pm:

 Information Technology Roundtable

Facilitated By Jim Jacobi,PE
Senior Principal, Chief Information Officer
Walter P Moore

Accounting / Financial Roundtable

Facilitated By Steve Davidson, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Rodriguez Transportation Group
 

Human Resources Roundtable

Facilitated By Vicki Morgan, SPHR,
Senior Associate, HR Manager
Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam

This roundtable is an opportunity for an open discussion on IT related issues facing fellow member firms. Here are the topics to be discussed:

• Technology/Hardware/Software Lifecycle
• Network Security
• Document Management
• Strategic Planning
• Disaster Recovery
• System Uptime and Reliability
• Remote Access
• Open Discussions and Wrap Up
• Cloud Computing in the AEC Market
• Mobility in the Workforce
• The Collaborative Environment
• Use of Emerging Virtual Design Applications
• Use of Visualization in Production
• Effective Processes/Tools For Streamlining Production, Review & Delivery
• Identifying the Gaps in Technology & Process
 

This roundtable is an opportunity for an open discussion on Accounting / Finance related issues facing fellow member firms.  Related topics would include:

• New SBA Size Determination
• FASB, IRS, FAR, AASHTO — what's new in government contracting and audit
• Internal Value formulas
• Ownership Transition
• Acquisition War Stories
• Contracting Issues
• Accounting software successes
• Risk Liability Insurance
• Government Compliance Programs
• Apps for Field Work
• Fair Labor Standards Act
• Federal Acquisition Regulations
• Training Requirements
• Incentive Compensation
• Best Practices for accounting
• Role of the CFO
 

This roundtable is an opportunity for an open discussion on HR related issues facing fellow member firms. Related topics would include:

•Recruiting and Retention Challenges
•Potential Enhancements To ACEC Texas Salary Survey Data
•Communication and Leadership Coaching For Engineers
•Employee Benefits – basic, voluntary, maternity benefits, etc.
•Rewards and Recognition Programs
•Workplace Safety Awareness Programs, Safety Training
•Performance Reviews
•Affirmative Action Outreach Programs, Applicant Tracking, EEO-1 Reporting, Other Compliance Issues
•Employee Surveys
•Employee Development – Baby Boomers vs. The Millenials
•HR Department Staffing
•New Texas Gun Laws

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Lunch for All Attendees

Presentations By BST Global, ACEC Life/Health Trust, ACEC Business Insurance Trust and ACEC Retirement Trust will take place during the joint luncheon.

Cost for the 2017 ACEC Texas Business Conference will be $125.00 for ACEC Texas Members and $199.00 for Non-Members.  The registration fee includes breakfast, breaks, lunch and all meeting materials.  You will have the option of attending all 3 roundtables throughout the day or concentrate on one session.  Please click on this link to register: http://www.acectx.org/event/2017BusinessConference

Headquartered Hotel: The 2017 ACEC Texas Business Conference will be held at the Waterway Marriott Hotel located at 1601 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands, Texas. Situated in the heart of the city, our hotel in The Woodlands affords easy access to premier shopping, dining and entertainment venues and is just a 30-minute commute from Downtown Houston

All attendees must make their own room reservations.  For those of you needing accommodations, a block of rooms is being held at the Marriott at a rate of $189.00 per night for a Deluxe King Room.  To make your reservations, please be sure to call the hotel directly at (281) 367-9797 and refer to the 2017 ACEC Texas Business Conference Room Block.  The room block will be held until Wednesday, April 26th.

 ACEC Texas Would Like To Thank These Firms For Sponsoring The 2017 Business Conference
   
   
 
 

 

 

We Look Forward To Seeing You In The Woodlands

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