2019 Louisiana Regional Conference

Aug 8, 2019 ‐ Aug 9, 2019



Sessions

Making Your Message Memorable: Presentations & Conversations

Aug 8, 2019 8:15am ‐ Aug 8, 2019 9:55am

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Credits: None available.

This highly interactive, hands-on session is customized to address particular issues and is perfect for every level of employee within your organization. Attendees learn effective ways to communicate to a wide variety of audiences daily, including customers, prospects, internal staff, boards of directors, key management, community partners, the news media, elected officials, investors, and many others.

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Construction Tax and Accounting Update - Where We are and Where We are Going

Aug 8, 2019 10:45am ‐ Aug 8, 2019 12:00pm

Identification: 2

Credits: None available.

Discuss Tax Cuts and Jobs Act One Year Out
Pre-Year End Tax Planning for Contractors
Impact of Revenue Recognition and Leasing Standards on Construction Contractors

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Emerging Threats in a Cyber Landscape

Aug 8, 2019 1:00pm ‐ Aug 8, 2019 1:50pm

Identification: 3

Credits: None available.

A Special Agent from the FBI will will provide a brief introduction to FBI New Orleans and elaborate on current cyber threat trends. Discussions will highlight who mediates cyber-attacks, how those attacks might occur, and the common tools of the trade. Lastly, we will discuss a few successful prosecutions and how we can protect ourselves.

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Understanding Contractors Professional Liability

Aug 8, 2019 1:50pm ‐ Aug 8, 2019 2:40pm

Identification: 4

Credits: None available.

Today, many contractors are hired based upon their expertise, experience, and qualifications, depending on the project delivery method chosen by the owner and are treated more as “professionals” however, these services that cross over into the realm of professional services bring about liabilities where once there were none. Many contractors have grasped this change and have managed the risk accordingly. Others have not.

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A Unique Perspective: Coping with an Aging Construction Workforce/Retaining Good Employees

Aug 8, 2019 2:55pm ‐ Aug 8, 2019 3:45pm

Identification: 5

Credits: None available.

Coping with an aging workforce has been a struggle for many companies because young people are not entering the workforce at a robust rate and retaining good employees has always been a challenge. Our presentation provides innovative and low-cost solutions company leaders can bring to their firms easily and effectively. This presentation provides specific solutions using concrete and proven tools for attendees.

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Achieving Operational Excellence

Aug 8, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Aug 8, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: 6

Credits: None available.

How do you win in today’s economy? Regardless of market conditions, becoming a lower-cost producer – as a general contractor, construction manager or trade partner – is probably the best strategy. Much like safety, operational excellence starts at the top. Best of class organizations develop a consistent set of processes, internal tools and metrics to drive efficiency and proactive problem solving at all levels of a project.

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Your Business Will Never Be the Same: Hot Technologies 2020

Aug 9, 2019 8:15am ‐ Aug 9, 2019 9:55am

Identification: 7

Credits: None available.

This session reviews what’s new and innovative in technology industry in this interactive, fast-paced look at what’s here for us to use now and what’s coming in the near future, including the latest information about virtual & augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other important tech trends.

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Keys to Success from Louisiana's Construction Leader Panel

Aug 9, 2019 10:10am ‐ Aug 9, 2019 11:50am

Identification: 8

Credits: None available.

The importance of culture, core values and purpose.
How to effectively create alignment, priorities and results.
Data, metrics, and dashboards…how do you measure it?
Finding and keeping great talent, what works and what doesn’t.
Getting an outside perspective - Peer groups, advisory boards.
Developing talent, management succession and leaders.
Technology, social media and information…. tips and trips.
Increasing teamwork, trust and effectiveness within an organization.
The greatest risk and challenges in the coming five years.

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