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Announcing the return of A/E/C THRIVE as the premier in-person, high-energy, fresh-thinking business growth and profitability sum

mit for architecture, engineering, and construction industry leaders. Join your peers for powerful connection and collaboration on the newest management strategies that drive lasting success as we dive headlong into a period of explosive growth and opportunity.



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A/E/C THRIVE 2021: September 22-24
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch

Keynote: Adam Markel


Join your colleagues and peers at the breathtaking Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch to learn what the most successful A/E/C firms are doing right now to drive superior business performance, and plan how you'll vault your firm to the next level of growth and profitability.

In addition to enlightening keynotes from proven A/E/C leaders, you benefit from fast-paced workshops on:

  • Business development tactics for a post-COVID environment
  • Smarter financial management strategies to put your firm's capital to work
  • Secrets for making sure project teams, subs, and clients work well together remotely (we aren't all going back to the old ways) 
  • Strategic business decisions you MUST make now that will have an outsized impact on your firm's performance 
  • Perspective-shifting, eye-opening, myth-busting A/E/C firm management ideas for breaking out the stale and stagnant and into a new phase growth and profitability
  • And much more!

Plus all the networking receptions, group activities, one-on-one  troubleshooting sessions, and entertaining festivities that have always made A/E/C THRIVE the one event no successful executive wants to miss. NEW for 2021: Casino Night! Try your hand at traditional casino games for a chance to win great prizes as you socialize with peer executives in A/E/C. 

The PSMJ team is hard at work crafting an all-new, super-engaging agenda packed with guidance for driving superior business success in the post-COVID environment. Check back often for details as we finalize speakers, workshops, activities, receptions, and networking events. In the meantime, secure your seat at A/E/C THRIVE 2021 and save $500 using your Early Bird Discount! Save even more when you register your firm's fellow leaders. A/E/C THRIVE is the MUST ATTEND annual summit for architecture, engineering, and construction firm:
  • CEOs
  • Principals
  • CFOs
  • CTOs
  • Directors
  • Business Development Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Emerging Leaders
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Sustainable success is a team effort so A/E/C THRIVE provides your entire leadership team with action-oriented and proven strategies, with four breakout session tracks each targeting a key management responsibility:

  • Strategy and Growth: CEOs and firm owners get perspective-shifting insights on where the next huge opportunities await
  • Financial Management: CFOs and business function principals learn the latest in 
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Project Management
Plus, general sessions featuring keynote addresses from inspiring and experienced leaders ready to share proven insights, real-world case studies, and practical steps for taking your firm to new heights.
Maximize your A/E/C THRIVE Experience When You Add
A/E/C TalentMAX or A/E/C TechSMART One-Day Conferences to your Registration
For 2021, PSMJ Resources is pulling out all the stops with two additional value-rich learning and networking experiences presented the day before A/E/C THRIVE opens, and at the same location.  MAXIMIZE THE VALUE of your time away from the office when you register yourself or a colleague for:

A/E/C TalentMAX Summit:
New people strategies to inspire high performance in a new world

Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM with meals, breaks, and outdoor cocktail reception
Early-Bird Discount: Save $100 when you register NOW, or bundle with A/E/C THRIVE and save $600!

Is your approach to talent management based on assumptions that only worked pre-COVID? What should you do NOW to ramp-up recruiting and retention strategies as we emerge from the crisis, and A/E/C projects get front-burnered at scale? How can defining and instilling your firm's culture translate into improved financial performance? We'll go deep diving on mission critical solutions to challenges like diversity & inclusion, compensation, performance management for remote workers, recruiting, benefits, legal liability, culture, and more. This event is different than any other A/E/C or general HR conference because it's specifically designed to help architecture and engineering firms maximize their return on their largest investment - your people!

A/E/C TechSMART Summit:
Practical answers, insights, and demonstrations to drive better technology investment decisions

Location: Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 9 AM - 5 PM with meals, breaks, followed by outdoor cocktail reception.
Early-Bird Discount: Save $100 when you registerNOW, or bundle with A/E/C THRIVE and save $600!

What are the best ERP software solutions for the A/E/C industry? Where are robotics, AI, and drones making real contributions to profitability and efficiency? A/E/C TechSMART answers key executive-level questions about technology, like back office accounting and management software, emerging trends in project technology, and data on tech investment key performance indicators. As A/E/C executives face a dizzying array of investment choices, this event brings high-level clarity for high-quality strategic decisions now (and a glimpse into disruptive technology of the future) to THRIVE in a changing world.


"A/E/C THRIVE 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


Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

A/E/C TalentMAX and A/E/C TechSMART Concurrent Conferences

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration Open

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Concurrent Conference Sessions

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Casino Night and Networking Reception open to all A/E/C THRIVE, A/E/C TalentMAX, and A/E/C TechSMART registrants



Thursday, September 23rd, 2021

A/E/C THRIVE Conference Day 1

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 AM - 12:15 PM

A/E/C THRIVE Keynotes and Breakout Sessions

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Awards Presentation

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A/E/C THRIVE Keynotes and Breakout Sessions

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Networking Cocktail Reception (Outside)



Friday, September 24th, 2021

Full Conference Day 2

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM

Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM - 12:30 PM

A/E/C THRIVE Keynotes and Breakout Sessions

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A/E/C THRIVE Keynotes and Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

One-on-One Consulting Sessions


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