CFMA's 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Jun 24, 2012 ‐ Jun 27, 2012


June 24, 2012 - June 27, 2012
49 Sessions, 66 Speakers

At CFMA’s 2012 Annual Conference & Exhibition, you'll find focused learning sessions, thought-provoking speakers, a solution-filled Exhibit Hall, and plenty of networking opportunities. Some of this year's highlights include:

  • Education: Four exciting General Sessions to open and close the meeting; more than 45 educational sessions and six intensive half-day mini-conferences.
  • More than 75 Exhibitors: Take advantage of an outstanding Exposition Hall chock-full of providers who can solve your toughest challenges and make your job easier.
  • Networking Events: Connect with other construction financial professionals during plentiful breaks, receptions, and evening events.
  • Annual Conference Green Efforts: This marks the start of the fourth year that we're dedicated to "going green."

(Please note, purchasing CFMA archived content from this website will not qualify you or provide the opportunity to receive CPE credits)


Sessions

Utilizing CFMA's 2011 Construction Industry Annual Financial Survey to Build a Better Bottom Line

Jun 24, 2012 1:00pm ‐ Jun 24, 2012 1:50pm

Credits: None available.

Leaders from Moss Adams LLP’s Construction Practice will review survey trends and hot topics and discuss how the value of benchmarking can transcend simple best-in-class comparisons. Joined by an industry CFM, this session will include insight on practical implementations that can influence business planning and strategic direction. This informative and thought-provoking session is for those who are new to CFMA’s Construction Industry Annual Financial
Survey and want to learn how to best benchmark their company.

Speaker(s):

Panel Discussion with Q&A: Cloud & Mobile Computing Technology for the Construction Industry

Jun 24, 2012 1:00pm ‐ Jun 24, 2012 3:15pm

Credits: None available.

Highlights from this technology session will include:

  • Strategic discussions on successful cloud and mobile implementations from a variety of software vendors
  • Deployment of real-life success stories and potential barriers from industry users
  • Business use discussion from accounting, operations, and project management personnel perspectives

Speaker(s):

Presentation Skills: What I Learned from a Window Salesman

Jun 24, 2012 2:00pm ‐ Jun 24, 2012 3:15pm

Credits: None available.

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • The three fatal flaws of any presentation and how to avoid them
  • How to make any presentation scalable
  • The secret to punching up your PowerPoint

Speaker(s):

Information Security - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Jun 24, 2012 2:00pm ‐ Jun 24, 2012 3:15pm

Credits: None available.

Learn more about the risks posed to your business due to increasing cyber threats. This session will cover:

  • Updates on security and privacy challenges that small businesses face
  • The emerging regulatory landscape
  • Why traditional insurance is leaving your business exposed
  • Basic risk management practices
  • What is available in the current cyber insurance marketplace

Speaker(s):

A Kick in the AttitudeA Kick in the Attitude

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A Kick in the Attitude

Jun 25, 2012 8:15am ‐ Jun 25, 2012 9:45am

Credits: None available.

Your attitude is either in the way or making a way. The human attitude is like a battery that loses its positive charge with all of life’s tests and challenges. Positive people can become negative and negative people can become more negative. 

In this energy-filled keynote with Sam Glenn, the “Attitude Guy,” you can expect to laugh, learn, and discover the true power of your attitude. You will also:

  • Discover purpose and opportunities in your hardships
  • Achieve a new level of personal and professional goals
  • Kick doors wide open to new possibilities, networks, and relationships
  • “Kung fu” negativity and negative people from your life
  • Wake up and break up from your limitations, limiting beliefs, and limiting people
  • Get hitched with positive thinking, positive people, positive potential, and positive purpose

Speaker(s):
  • Sam Glenn, Sam Glenn Motivational Speeches & Training Co.

Cash is Still King - Don't Let the Crown Slip!

Jun 25, 2012 10:00am ‐ Jun 25, 2012 11:15am

Credits: None available.

Learn from a CFO, CPA, and surety professional as they address concerns about getting and keeping cash in today’s economy. They will share their answers to the following questions:

  • What can a CFO and management team do differently today?
  • How do you manage by numbers?
  • How do you fix common mistakes?
  • Can cash flow affect your bond line?
  • What reports must you use in managing cash?

Speaker(s):

Strategic Benefits & Wellness Design Integration

Jun 25, 2012 10:00am ‐ Jun 25, 2012 11:15am

Credits: None available.

Join this discussion on recent health care reform and employee benefits, including:

  • The additional tools health care reform has given the employer
  • How to create member responsibility in an integrated benefit design
  • What should be considered when moving to an integrated benefit design
  • How to mitigate, transfer, and/or improve risk in your benefit plan 
  • How to measure financial performance (or lack thereof) of a benefit plan design

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Catastrophic Incident Response -- Protecting Your Bottom Line for Years to Come

Jun 25, 2012 10:00am ‐ Jun 25, 2012 11:15am

Credits: None available.

This session will demonstrate how to prepare and protect your company by better understanding:

  • Severe liability claims common to the Heavy & Highway industry
  • Pre-planning critical steps and construction processes to mitigate the effects of a severe incident
  • Rapid response to incidents in the digital age – new technologies and capabilities

Speaker(s):

A Kick in the Attitude Continued...

Jun 25, 2012 10:00am ‐ Jun 25, 2012 11:15am

Credits: None available.

This presentation takes General Session 1 to the next level. Sam will teach you ways to implement your attitude when facing adversity and negative circumstances, and help define “Kick in the Attitude” ways to energize your attitude battery when it’s low. 

From this session, you will learn:

  • Strategies to overcome adversity
  • How to make a living and a difference
  • What happens when you mix the right attitude with the right skills
  • How to diffuse negative treatment of others and get what you want
  • How to discover the golden attitude of all attitudes 

Speaker(s):
  • Sam Glenn, Sam Glenn Motivational Speeches & Training Co.

Government Contracting & Prevailing Wage Requirements

Jun 25, 2012 10:00am ‐ Jun 25, 2012 11:15am

Credits: None available.

Focusing on the Davis-Bacon and related Acts set forth by the Department of Labor Wage & Hourly Division, this session will cover government compliance, specifically:


  • Why there was a change in enforcement
  • Common failures to avoid
  • Practitioners’ approach to compliance
  • Margin improvement considerations

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