Everything is bigger in Texas and AGC’s 2022 Annual Convention is no exception. The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will hold the event from March 28 through March 31, 2022 in Grapevine, Texas. The convention provides contractors of all sizes an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage by making connections, protecting key interests and understanding and preparing for any potential industry disruptions. One way to do that is by staying informed on what’s happening within the industry by attending the convention’s many educational opportunities.
AGC represents more than 27,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. The annual convention provides a robust venue for these construction businesses to gain some critical insights into what issues are most affecting their operations, whether that’s labor shortages, safety regulations or supply costs, through listening to keynote speakers, attending workshops and visiting the AGC Expo.
2022 Keynote Speakers
The 2022 AGC Annual Convention will feature three different not-to-miss keynote speakers to inspire construction businesses: Neil Pasricha, Rick Wade and Karl Rove.
Neil Pasricha – March 28
Neil Pasricha is a best-selling author and TED Talk contributor. He speaks on resilience, change and growth that can come from times of challenge based on his own experiences. Neil inspires by talking about how leadership ultimately comes from within. He shares his secrets about how to be happy first and let the mindset you cultivate ultimately enable your success. Neil’s presentation leaves audiences with five clear tools they can use to achieve their biggest goals.
Rick Wade – March 29
Rick Wade is Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the US Chamber of Commerce– the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses Rick is a servant-leader with rich experience in both the public and private sectors as well as higher education and community engagement. . Rick develops and implements programs and initiatives to help the Chamber create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences. He also provides counsel on both domestic and global policy issues and leads special projects.
Karl Rove – March 31
Karl Rove is the former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Fox News contributor and Wall Street Journal columnist. He served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. Karl is described as a master political strategist. At the White House, he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process. He is a keen student of history, understands the moods of the public and is a visionary on matters of public policy.
Alongside the keynote speakers, the AGC Annual Convention will feature more than 15 educational breakout sessions covering a variety of topics including:
- Contractor Financial Management
- Business Development
- Highway, Transportation and Infrastructure
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Job Site Productivity
- Safety, Health and Environmental
- Technology and Innovation
- Workforce, HR and Diversity
Sessions will be held throughout the day on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the convention. Attendees get an opportunity to learn about what’s happening in the industry, including the latest technology that can help streamline operations, giving companies that competitive edge.
The AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo is held in conjunction with the Annual Convention at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine. It features more than 100 exhibitors and 1,800 attendees from across the construction industry, giving construction companies the opportunity to see firsthand how products and innovation can improve their business processes.
If you’re attending the convention, make sure to stop by. Arcoro will be showcasing our solutions for construction workforce management. Find us right next to our construction solutions partners LaborChart and Procore in booth #607. Arcoro team members will be on hand to show attendees how our HR software and ExakTime time tracking integrates with LaborChart and Procore’s workforce and construction project management systems.
If you haven’t already signed up, find information and register online through the AGC’s 2022 Annual Convention landing page.