October 16-18, 2024 | Houston, TX

Texas and the South
M&A and Business Symposium

Symposium Schedule

Wednesday, October 16
Concurrent Let’s Get Down to Business Workshops
Opening Reception
Thursday & Friday, October 17-18
Symposium Sessions & Networking
The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown, Houston, Texas

Join us for the 10th annual Texas and the South Symposium, bringing together over 200 AE and environmental consulting industry executives and investors in one of the nation’s most dynamic and fastest-growing cities.

Over three days at the luxurious, five-star Post Oak Hotel at Uptown, Houston, attendees will make new connections to advance their firms, learn what’s new in the world of M&A, and explore the future of the industry. Join your industry peers in this vibrant setting.

Houston Flag Skyline Photo

What’s not to love about Houston in the fall, y’all…?

World class shopping, arts, and cultural attractions by day.

Exciting dining and nightlife after dark.

It’s the perfect venue and time to…


  • With over 200 AE and environmental industry executives, buyers, sellers, investors, and experts
  • You’ll connect with decision-makers from across Texas, the South, North America, and overseas
  • Make the connections to take your firm to the next level and achieve your goals


  • How the industry is performing right now – and where it’s headed
  • How to grow, transition, or exit your business
  • How the trends sweeping the industry provide opportunities for your firm
  • Best practices to improve your firm’s performance

Be Inspired

  • Explore the future of the industry with CEOs from ENR Top 500 firms
  • Hear the stories of owners who’ve successfully sold or recapitalized their firms
  • AI in action – experts share stories and advice on how to get the most out of AI for your firm  

A Special Focus on Mergers & Acquisitions

For over a decade, our Symposiums have provided a forum for AE and environmental industry acquirers, sellers and investors to network and learn. We’re committed to providing our guests with the most current intelligence on M&A trends and best practices, and real-time M&A valuations. Over the years, many industry transactions can point to our Symposiums as where the first meeting between buyer and seller took place.

  • The industry’s most prolific and skilled acquirers share their perspectives on the market
  • Deal-makers discuss what works and doesn’t in 2024
  • Consolidation trends – and what they mean for your firm
  • Private Equity – is it right for your firm?
  • How deal valuations are performing in 2024 – increasing, flat, declining?

What’s new for 2024

We’ve added Five Let’s Get Down to Business Workshops

Designed to help you achieve your business goals. Kick off this year’s Symposium with practical and actionable learning.

  • Business Valuation
  • Strategy and Strategic Planning
  • Ownership Transition
  • AI
  • Private Equity

Confidential one-on-one meetings with a Morrissey Goodale advisor

Plan ahead and schedule a confidential meeting with one of the Morrissey Goodale team. Contact Corinne McCanse for our team’s availability from Wednesday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

The reviews are in:

“This was my first M&A event and thought it was of high quality, from attendees, to panels, to networking and the MG team!”
Todd Helmer
CEO, THA Consulting, Inc.
“Nice event, great learning and networking and very professionally done”
Mike Scipione
Chief Development Officer, Weston & Sampson (ENR #142)
“Morrissey Goodale team never disappoints. They run a first class event at a first class venue. I learn something new at every conference. Corinne manages all the logistics like she is landing plane on a aircraft carrier. Everything and everyone is where they need to be when they need to be there. Well done!”
Gary H Elzweig, P.E., F.ASCE
Vice Chairman and CSO, UES (Orlando, FL) (ENR #34)
“Great opportunity to learn more about what’s happening in the industry, perspectives from buyer and seller side; and of course, meeting such a high caliber of people who attended.”
David Luscombe
Group Executive – M&A and Organic Growth Fund, GHD (ENR #27)
“Morrissey Goodale does a very nice job of creating a good networking environment at their symposiums.”
Jay Clare
Executive Vice President/Strategic Growth Director, Kleinfelder (ENR #45)
“Morrissey Goodale does a great job of tailoring the panel discussion questions to issues that really matter in mergers and acquisitions.”
Chris Young
Chief Executive Officer, Plummer Associates, Inc. (ENR #338)
“The M&A Symposium is an exceptional well-rounded education from both the buyer and seller perspective. I would recommend any firm trying to determine their growth strategy to attend. The panelists on today’s hot topics as well as the networking opportunities were invaluable.”
Caitlin Muradian
CFO/Partner, TETER – Fresno, CA

Register Now

Your registration fee includes the business workshops and opening cocktail reception on October 16, the full day of events, materials and reception on October 17, and breakfast and half day sessions on October 18.

Discounts & Event Policies

Engineering Registered Continuing Education Program

Earn 8.75 Professional Development Hours

Morrissey Goodale has met the standards and requirements of the Registered Continuing Education Program. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to RCEP. Certificates of Completion will be issued to all participants. Complaints regarding registered providers may be sent to RCEP at www.RCEP.net