Winning projects, keeping clients happy, growing our businesses, and making our industries better is the focus of Build Business. Without a doubt, this event is the premiere experience for marketing and business development professionals in the A/E/C industries. Build Business understands the uniqueness of our industries because it’s crafted by the individuals it serves to educate and connect.

As the 2018 conference chair, I’m thrilled to be the first to share my excitement for Build Business in San Diego. This year the event will continue the daily programming themes of Build Yourself, Build Your Firm, and Build the World.

As the program committee embarked on this journey, our sights were set on creating an event that stands out from the crowd—and does so with purpose. The sessions focus on today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. This experience is a valuable professional development opportunity and will have an immediate impact in attendees’ firms.

Digital Skills Labs, Mind Exchange small-group discussions, and a mainstage experience with influential keynotes and mind-blowing MAX talks are the added value. Whether you learn best by hands-on training, workshops with practical application, lecture, or small group discussion, our interactive breakout sessions will have something for everyone.

Additionally, the Knowledge Hall will be the place to be to meet our presenters, check out the bookstore, make new connections with peers, and meet up with old friends. Our sponsors and exhibitors will also be there and, without their support, we simply couldn’t pull together this amazing experience. The opportunities to learn, meet influential peers, and discover new ideas will be hosted in the Knowledge Hall.

Build Business also is taking into account personal wellness and incorporating this initiative with connecting. Thursday morning, we’ll offer sunrise networking opportunities to get out, meet some new people, and get in a little exercise while enjoying the amazing San Diego mornings.

The annual Evening of Excellence awards function will honor the achievements within the SMPS membership and our industries. The awards ceremony is an inspiration to take on the next professional challenge feeling refreshed and invigorated. After the ceremony, join us for The After Party where you can dance the night away.

Stay up to date on Build Business announcements by following SMPS on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and downloading the mobile app before you arrive to keep up with all of the happenings.

I can’t wait to see you in San Diego,

Julie Huval
Conference Chair