Agenda

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 | Mandarin Oriental Miami
4:00pm – 5:15pm

Advancing Women in the AE Industry
Hong Kong Room 

Join us for this networking session for attendees interested in continuing to advance leadership opportunities for women in the AE industry. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres  and share ideas for positively impacting the increase, retention and elevation of women throughout the AE industry.

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Opening Reception
On beautiful Brickell Beach

Network with AE industry executives and investors from across the U.S. while enjoying live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres overlooking  stunning Biscayne Bay. Then head out to enjoy everything that Miami has to offer. But don’t stay out too late, breakfast is served at 7:30 AM tomorrow!

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | Mandarin Oriental Miami
7:30am – 9:00am

Breakfast
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salon 1

Start your day with breakfast overlooking stunning Biscayne Bay and making valuable connections with industry executives and investors.

9:00am-10:15am

State of the Industry
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salons 2-3

The Morrissey Goodale team will share their perspectives on where the AE industry is headed along with thoughts about how your firm can successfully navigate the changing competitive landscape.

10:15am – 10:45am

Networking Break
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Foyer

10:45am – 12:00pm

CEO Strategy Panel: A view from the top
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salons 2-3

CEOs from some of the industry’s top firms discuss the state of the industry and where it’s headed. They’ll share their views on the trends that are reshaping how business gets done and the potential disruptions that lie ahead.

PANELISTS (additional panelists to be announced)
Michael J. Carragher, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer & President – VHB (Watertown, MA) (ENR #62)
N. Hugh Mathews, PE, Chief Executive Officer – England-Thims & Miller (Jacksonville, FL) (ENR #322)

MODERATOR
Nick Belitz, CVA, Principal – Morrissey Goodale

12:00pm – 1:20pm

Networking Lunch
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salon 1 and Terrace

Continue your day dining beside stunning Biscayne Bay and making valuable connections with industry executives and investors.

1:20pm – 2:20pm

Innovation in the AE Industry: A conversation with Amy Corriveau
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salons 2-3

In 2022, industry-leader CDM Smith broke new ground when it launched Trinnex, a SaaS and Digital Strategy Subsidiary. The firm is led by President Amy Corriveau, who has assembled a team of industry technology experts that have worked in the infrastructure field for decades. Reflecting the Trinnex team’s background and values, the new company was named for, as Corriveau puts it, “the magic that occurs at the intersection of trust, innovation and experience.” Amy will tell the story of how Trinnex came to be and discuss the importance of – and how to foster – innovation.

INTERVIEWER
Stafford Palmieri, Principal Advisor – Morrissey Goodale

2:20pm – 2:40pm

Networking Break
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Foyer

2:40pm – 3:40pm

Buyers Best Practices Panel
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salons 2-3

In this moderated panel discussion, some of the industry’s most prolific and skilled acquirers share how they originate deals, analyze transactions, and integrate acquisitions successfully.

PANELISTS (additional panelists to be announced)
Matthew (“Matt”) C. Bissett, PS, Vice President – Atwell (Southfield, MI) (ENR #81)
Sirish Samba, PE, President and CEO – Sambatek (Minneapolis, MN)

 

3:40pm – 4:00pm

Networking Break
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Foyer

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Sellers Best Practices Panel
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salons 2-3

CEOs who have recently sold their firms share what they learned through the process. They’ll offer advice for potential sellers and discuss what life is like after the deal is done.

PANELISTS (additional panelists to be announced)
Montell (“Monty”) Irvin, PE, PTOE, CEO – Ramey Kemp Associates (Raleigh, NC)
Rob Matthews, President – Matthews Design Group (St. Augustine, FL)
John LaProcido, Senior Principal – Stantec (Edmonton, Canada) (ENR #9)

 

 

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception 
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Foyer

Continue your networking with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before heading out to enjoy the Miami scene.

Friday, March 24, 2023 | Mandarin Oriental Miami
7:30am – 9:00am

Networking Breakfast 
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salon 1 and Terrace

Start your day with breakfast overlooking stunning Biscayne Bay and making valuable connections with industry executives and investors.

9:00am – 10:10am

500 Club Panel: Deal Making in 2023 
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salons 2-3

In this lively panel discussion, M&A experts – who between them have advised on over 500 successful transactions – will discuss what it takes for buyers and sellers to get deals done in 2023. They’ll share what they are seeing in terms of best practices and innovations for deal structuring, deal closing and integration.

PANELISTS (additional panelists to be announced)
George E. Christodoulo, Partner – Lawson & Weitzen, LLP (Boston, MA)
David M. Sullivan, Partner – DGC, a division of PKF O’Connor Davies (Boston, MA)

10:10am – 10:30am

Networking Break
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Foyer

10:30am to 12:00pm

AE and Environmental Industry M&A Trends and Valuations
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salons 2-3

Jon Escobar and Brendon Cussio team up to bring you the latest M&A Trends and Deal Prices – nationally and in the Southeast.

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch
Mandarin Oriental Ballroom Salon 1 and Terrace

Make one last connection before you take what you’ve learned back to the office. This could be where you connect with your ultimate M&A partner or investor!

The reviews are in:

“This symposium was a great overview of M&A trends in the AE world along with recent examples of transaction best practices.”
Jim Canfield
President & Chief Executive Officer, Withers Ravenel (ENR #332)
“The MG team were well prepared and strong presenters. Content was relevant.”
Michael Hein
CEO, The HFW Companies – St. Louis, MO
“Fantastic presentation on historic, current, and projected market trends. The Morrissey Goodale Team did an excellent job explaining the acquisition process and through the use of panels, gave current and future buyers great insight.”
Parker Thompson
Associate Manager Integration, DCCM (ENR #174)
“It was really nice to attend a symposium that was very informative yet casual to linger and meet new people.”
Ken Hanifan
Vice President, Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (ENR #109)
“Some things stay the same in the M&A world, but a lot continues to evolve. I really appreciated the insight on our current industry M&A market. Also taking a few minutes to discuss what it looks like moving forward. We have never been in a market like today. The Morrissey Goodale Team really helps us keep in check with where it is going. I always walk away with some new ideas to apply to our strategic plan moving forward. Thanks all!”
Ken Hanifan
Vice President, Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (ENR #109)
“The Symposium was very informative for those seeking to learn more about the M&A process. If you are looking to grow your organization through acquisition or sell, this symposium gives your great insight into how to prepare your organization for either strategy.”
Dave Funk
Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, AG|CM, INC. – Corpus Christi, TX

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Your registration fee includes the opening cocktail receptions on March 22nd, the full day of events, materials and reception on March 23rd, and the breakfast, half day and lunch on March 24th. 

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