WHY SHOULD YOU BE AT A/E/C THRIVE?

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Simply put, no other event inspires, celebrates, and energizes success in the business of architecture, engineering, and construction like this three-day experience.

What started many years ago as a venue for A/E/C CEOs to exchange ideas and best practices has evolved into so much more. Today, this annual event attracts hundreds of A/E/C firm leaders from Principals to financial officers to marketing and BD professionals to HR and talent optimization wizards.

Through inspiring keynotes, action-oriented breakout sessions, and networking, you leave with renewed energy and excitement for opportunities that lie ahead. View photos from last year's 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 A/E/C THRIVE. That is why we built A/E/C THRIVE around PSMJ’s popular Business Success Model to ensure that we cover virtually every facet of A/E/C firm management.

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NEW POWERFUL SESSION TRACKS

We all know that sustainable success is a team effort. That’s why A/E/C THRIVE 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:

Track 1:
STRATEGY & GROWTH

Lead Your Firm into an Even Brighter 2020 With Strategic Initiatives that Maximize Opportunities

Track 2:
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Drive Better Top and Bottom Line Performance with New Metrics, Reporting, and Financial Resources

Track 3:
TALENT MANAGEMENT

Realize Maximum Return on Human Capital Investment and Keep Your Best Performers Engaged

Track 4:
MARKETING & BD

Win More Profitable Work and Focus Resources on Business Development Activity That Strikes Gold

NEW 2019 EYE-OPENING CONTENT

  • Financial metrics you should be inserting in the DNA of your firm
  • Prepare NOW for lucrative A/E/C opportunities emerging in the next five years
  • Strategies for making your firm a market leader
  • A data-based firm valuation reality check
  • Winning sales call strategies you’ll be eager to test
  • Expoiting tax credits that drive more revenue to the bottom line
  • Techniques for skyrocketing employee satisfaction and retaining top performers
  • A foolproof leadership optimization plan to secure your (and your firm’s) future
  • Your checklist for attracting, developing, and locking in world-class talent
  • Essential client experience program components that spark more repeat business

Whether your passion is strategic leadership, marketing, finance, technology, project management, talent optimization, human resources, or a blend, you learn the most valuable secrets for long-term sustainable growth at A/E/C THRIVE.

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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

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.

CALLING ALL EMERGING LEADERS
YOUR OPPORTUNITY HAS ARRIVED

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 A/E/C THRIVE 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. 

GUARANTEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT YOUR FIRM—OR YOUR MONEY BACK
A/E/C THRIVE 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

THIS CONFERENCE EARNS YOU EDUCATION CREDITS
A/E/C THRIVE 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 our Education Department via e-mail at education@psmj.com or via phone at (617) 965-0055.