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Thursday, January 21, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Coffee with Your Committee
Kick off the morning with a cup of coffee and join the members of these committees as they continue their areas of focus in the construction industry:

  • District Officers Council
  • Young Construction Leaders Council and YCL district officers
  • Workforce Committee with committee members from each district
  • Safety Taskforce Committee
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. “Get the Most Out of Your AGCVA Membership” 
Whether you are a new member or you have been a member for years, this session will talk about the myriad ways you can engage with AGCVA and get the most value from your membership in THE association for the commercial construction industry in Virginia. You’ll learn about events, workforce development programs, advocacy efforts, and much more.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.. Edible Edification Sessions
Grab your lunch and enjoy a virtual session with colleagues across the state who serve in a similar role.  These lightly facilitated sessions are a great opportunity to discuss common challenges, share best practices, and learn from others in the industry.

  • Large General Contractors
  • Small General Contractors
  • Sub-contractors
  • Women in Construction
  • Young Construction Leaders
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Keynote Speaker:
Elliot Eisenberg, The Bowtie Economist 
Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. (aka, “The Bowtie Economist”) promises to entertain and educate as he discusses the short-term and longer-term health of the US economy. Dr. Eisenberg will discuss the most recent statistics on key topics such as the depth and breadth of the Sar-Cov-2 induced decline, the speed, shape and main drivers of the current economic recovery, the health of the labor market, inflation, future Federal Reserve policy, the importance and likelihood of a fourth stimulus bill, the deficit and debt, the housing market, business sentiment, policy changes that are likely to occur given the election, and of course corporate investment behavior, including commercial, industrial, multifamily, and more. Substantial time will also be devoted to looking at various construction indexes, commodity prices, REIT prices, chemical indices and other proxy variables so as to get a relatively clear picture of the construction environment we are in and will be in.  Eisenberg will close by comparing economic conditions across the nation and focusing on several key trends.After his prepared remarks, and time permitting, Dr. Eisenberg looks forward to taking questions from the audience. Be ready to take plenty of notes.
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
During each one hour session, be prepared to engage, learn, and be inspired when you take a deeper dive into the breakout session topics; topics that are current and relevant in every facet of the commercial construction industry. The following topics will be available for attendees:

  • Business Development
  • Best Practices in Workforce Development
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions
During each one hour session, be prepared to engage, learn, and be inspired when you take a deeper dive into the breakout session topics; topics that are current and relevant in every facet of the commercial construction industry. The following topics will be available for attendees:

  • DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)
  • COVID-19 and the Effects on the Construction Industry
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Virtual Happy Hour and the 2021 District Construction Trivia Competition
Grab your favorite cocktail and cheer for your district’s team in the 2021 District Construction Trivia Competition. Districts will enter their team to compete against teams from the other districts. The winning team will win a financial donation to the charity of their choice.  Who will win this inaugural competition; will it be the team from Central, Peninsula, Piedmont, Richmond, Roanoke, Tidewater, or the Valley? Pop in for this fun time of competition, socializing, and a toast to the winning team during a happy hour following the competition.
Friday, January 22, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

 

Keynote Speaker:
Bob Holsworth, Partner of DecideSmart
Political analyst and managing partner of the Richmond based consulting firm DecideSmart.
10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Legislative Update
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. General Membership Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Edible Edification Sessions
Grab your lunch and enjoy a virtual session with colleagues across the state who serve in a similar role. These lightly facilitated sessions are a great opportunity to discuss common challenges, share best practices, and learn from others in the industry.

  • Safety
  • HR/Legal
  • Business Development
  • Young Construction Leaders
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting