Don't miss THRIVE 2019

So why should you carve out time from your busy schedule in October to be a part of THRIVE 2019? Simply put, no other event inspires, celebrates, and energizes success in the business of architecture, engineering, and construction like this two-day experience.

What started many years ago as a venue for A/E/C CEOs to exchange ideas and best practices has evolved to be so much more than that. Today, this annual event attracts hundreds of A/E/C firm leaders from Marketing Managers to Principals to CEOs. Through inspiring keynotes, action-oriented breakout sessions, and plenty of networking time, you leave with a renewed sense of energy and excitement for the opportunities that lie ahead. View photos from last years event.

We cover the challenges and issues that matter most to you

When we say that this event has the power to ignite your A/E/C firm’s growth potential, we mean it. But, igniting growth potential doesn’t just fall on the shoulders of the CEO. Everyone in the firm plays a role and everyone in the firm stands to benefit from being a part of THRIVE 2019. That is why we built THRIVE 2019 around PSMJ’s popular Business Success Model to ensure that we cover virtually every facet of A/E/C firm management.

Past Attendee Testimonials

"This event continues to be one that is most educational in our industry. Great range of topics. Challenging and broadens my thinking. Great job. I'll be back next year!"

- James Kleingers, The Kleingers Group

"I always leave the THRIVE conference with a multitude of ideas we can implement for our firms. It's the best conference I attend each year."

- Brad Beck, Beck Engineering, Inc.

"Great conference and group of attendees. First time in this conference and will be back next year."

- Natalia Castro, Saltz Michelson Architects

"I have been to many different industry conferences and this one was one of the best."

- Erik P. Justesen, RRM Design Group


We all know that sustainable success is a team effort. That’s why THRIVE 2019 is built to provide your entire leadership team with action-oriented and proven strategies to tackle the issues that matter most in every aspect of your firm. To make it easy to ensure that your leadership team has the conference covered from all angles, our breakout sessions follow these four tracks:

  • Strategy and Growth
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Talent Optimization

The PSMJ Business Success Model

That means you can expect hard-hitting and eye-opening content such as:

  • M&A versus organic growth...which path to choose?
  • Prepare for new A/E/C opportunities in the next five years
  • Strategies for making your firm a market leader
  • Negotiating and contract secrets of high-profit A/E/C firms
  • Reducing risk and protecting profit margins
  • How to make excellence a way of life in your firm
  • Techniques for skyrocketing client satisfaction
  • A foolproof succession plan to secure your (and your firm’s) future
  • Strategies for attracting, developing, and locking in world-class talent
  • Winning business development practices for tumultuous times

Whether your passion is marketing, finance, project management, human resources, strategy or all of these things related to A/E/C business management, this is one event across all of these areas with one common focus...long-term sustainable growth.


In our training and consulting with firms from just about every corner of the A/E/C industry, one common sentiment amongst firm leaders is that they want a vehicle to begin exposing and immersing their emerging leaders in non-technical content that will be vital to their future success. That’s why we’ve designed THRIVE 2019 to encompass a diverse mix of perspectives, experience, and objectives...from experienced CEOs to emerging A/E/C professionals and everyone in between. Together, we plot out the opportunities that lie ahead and what you need to do to capitalize on them. 

THRIVE 2019 is about giving you the tools to speed growth and improve financial performance. Thousands of participants have achieved those results. If  for any reason we can’t do that for your firm, simply let us know in writing within 30 days of the event. We will issue you a refund or arrange for you to attend another PSMJ event at no cost. There’s absolutely no risk involved.

AIA Registered

THRIVE 2019 is AIA CES Registered to provide this content and earns you 11.50 LU Hours, CEUs or PDHs. Not all state and licensing boards accept these programs for learning units. PSMJ is a registered provider with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers, provider #0003546. PSMJ is a registered provider with the Florida Board of Landscape Architecture, provider #0002844 course #0007693. For more information, please contact Timmery Kuck via e-mail at education@psmj.com or via phone at (617) 965-0055.