ABA Annual Convention
- October 4, 2017 - October 6, 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Details: ABA’s annual convention offers you an agenda rich with educational opportunities, as well as several fantastic opportunities for networking.
Who Should Attend the Convention?
- Preconstruction Managers/Estimators
- Business Development/Marketing
- Project Directors
- Project Managers
Spouses will enjoy a full schedule of activities and are also welcome to attend all events, business sessions and meals. Meet new people, renew old acquaintances, learn about new construction techniques and processes, and enjoy a short get-away while networking with the BEST…ABA members! What About Kids? Bring them! Kids are welcome at all convention events.
Why Attend Convention? It’s an opportunity to meet in an informal, relaxed setting for the purpose of learning from construction experts and exchanging ideas with other construction professionals.
What About Price? The low ABA registration fee of $435 member / $670 non-member ($195 spouse, $35 child) includes two days includes outstanding educational seminars, excellent presenters, social events and meals. Plus, you’ll enjoy the extraordinary company of other fine construction folks.
What to Wear? Casual dress is worn to ALL convention events.
Where to Stay? ? Book your room ASAP! Click here to book your room online OR call the hotel to book your room in ABA’s Block of rooms at the Tubac Resort & Spa. The reservation line is 520.398.2211 (or) 800.848.7893. Note that you’re with ABA to receive special rates in our block of $155-$225 per night. If you are asked for a group code online or by phone, our attendee code is: ABA17. Room Block will be released on August 15, 2017.
Overflow rooms are available at the Wyndham Green Valley Canoa Ranch Resort. Please call 520-382-0450 to reserve rooms here and mention that you’d like to be in the Arizona Builders Alliance block. There will be free shuttle service between the Wyndham and Tubac for our convention.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
|10:30am||Golf Tournament Registration and lunch at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa|
|11:30am||“Shotgun Shoot-Out” Golf Tournament|
|6:30pm||“Howdy Partners” Welcome Party – Otero House|
|8pm||“Aces High” Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament – Otero House|
|8pm||BINGO “Bonanza”– Otero Patio|
Thursday, Oct. 5
|7:30am||“Chuck Wagon” Breakfast for All Guests|
|7:45am||Welcome & Chapter Updates
Mark Minter & Erica Lange
|8:15am||Optimizing Your Key People
Kenneth T. Sullivan, PhD, MBA, ASU
|9:15-10:15am||Legal Update: New AIA Contracts and Other Recent Developments
Mike Holden, Holden Willits
|10:15am||“Cowboy” Coffee Break|
|10:30am||Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry
Michelle Walker, Specialized Services Co.
David James, FNF Construction
|11am – 2pm||“Calamity Jane” Spouse Lunch & Wine Tasting|
|11:30am||“High Noon-ish” Lunch – Patio|
|12:30-1:30pm||Breaking Your Belief Limits
Bill Beausay, Author & Motivational Speaker
|1:30-2:30pm||Owner’s Panel: Opportunities & Challenges of Redevelopment Projects in AZ
Mike Loretz, Fenix Development, Inc.
David Scholl, Vintage Partners Josh Tracy, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Moderator: Rebekah Morris, AZBEX
Other Speakers TBD.
|3:00pm||“Big Guns” ABA Board Meeting – Otero Conference Room|
|6:30pm||“The Best in the West” Reception and Dinner Party
(Western Costumes Encouraged) – Geronimo Patio
Friday, Oct. 6
|8:30am||“Chow Down” Closing Breakfast|
|8:45am||Markets, He Wrote: Looking for Clues into the Economy’s Direction
Anirban Basu, Sage Policy Group
|9:45-11am||Upcoming Project Opportunities with ABA General Contractor Members
Bill Headley, Holder Construction
Brad Lloyd, Lloyd Construction
Brad Schenck, J.E. Dunn Construction
Brian Brown LEED AP, DBIA, DPR Construction
Dan Menghini, CHASSE Building Team
James Brandt, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
John Nyman, Concord General Contracting
Keith Sabia, Willmeng Construction
Kim Davids, The Weitz Company
Mike Epstein, Epstein Construction
Ron Ensley, Opus Design Build, L.L.C
Steve Grauer, Hensel Phelps
Tucker Macon, Sundt Construction
Moderator: Martin Hedlund, Sundt Construction
|11am||“Happy Trails” Event Concludes|
Venue: Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
Chairman & CEO
Sage Policy Group
Dr. Bill Beausay
Author & Speaker
Vice President Finance & Administration
Specialized Services Co.
Division Manager/ Senior Vice President
Arizona State University
Fenix Development, Inc.
Sr. Vice President
Senior Vice President of Operations
J.E. Dunn Construction
Brian Brown LEED AP, DBIA
CHASSE Building Team
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Concord General Contracting
Principal in Charge
The Weitz Company
Senior Project Manager
Opus Design Build, L.L.C
District Manager – Western District
Preconstruction Project Manager
Ryan Companies US, Inc.