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2018 CLN Conference Keynotes, Speakers & Early Bird Discount Extension

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 7, 2017 11:16:51 AM / by Tina Hess

Tina Hess


CLN is pleased to share a sneak peak of just some of the amazing content slated for the 2018 #CLNTampa conference to be held January 22-24, 2018 at the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina in Tampa, Florida. To make sure you and your team don’t miss this opportunity, we have extended the early bird discount through December 8, 2017.

CLN is packing three days with more than 30 sessions designed to educate, inspire, and attack some of the biggest challenges in the construction industry today. This unique collaborative learning environment is designed to provide construction entrepreneurs with the tools they need to propel their business forward after experiencing sessions like:


Anirban Basu, Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc. 

In his keynote address, Anirban Basu will bring a wealth of information about the current state of economic development as it relates to commercial construction, manufacturing and finance. As Chief Economist to the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), Basu has extensive background in economics, strategic analysis, policy, and urban development as it relates to construction in North America.


Garrison Wynn, CSP, Comedian, Corporate Advisor, Author

With talents that established him as a Fortune 500 leader and professional stand-up comedian, Garrison Wynn, CSP, fuses comic timing and research to deliver motivational business expertise. For 20 years, he has given keynote presentations to clients (such as American Express, Wells Fargo, Oracle and NASA) at corporate and association events. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller The Real Truth about Success, the Amazon #1 bestseller The Cowbell Principle, has been a weekly contributor to the Washington Post and featured in Forbes and Inc. Magazines.

Focus Groups:

Andrew Civitello Jr., President of Civitello Project Management

Andy Civitello is a nationally recognized project management specialist, construction contract professional, and dispute resolution expert. Andy is the author of “The Construction Operations Manual of Policies and Procedures”, “The Construction Manager, Complete Contracting” (McGraw-Hill); “Contractor’s Guide to Change Orders”, “Construction Scheduling Simplified”, “The Builder’s and Contractor’s Yearbook” (Prentice-Hall/Simon & Schuster); and editorial advisor to “The Construction Safety & Loss Control Program Manual” (M. E. Sharpe). 

  • Construction Project Management – Attitude Transformed into Action to Drive Project Success
  • Applying Construction Contracts to Maximum Advantage - Controlling Project Delivery through Effective Contract Management
  • Avoiding and Resolving Construction Disputes: Sidestep the Disputes You Can and Resolve the Ones that Rear Up – Without Litigation
  • Construction Profit Management: Keeping the Organization Focused on the right Objectives – for the right Reason

Focus Groups:

Kenneth J. Hedlund, CPA, CGMA, Principal Somerset CPAs &                            Howard M. Cox, CPA, CMA, CIA, CGMA, Principal Somerset CPAs

Ken is a nationally recognized expert on the construction and A/E industries that specializes on industry best practices, operational and efficiency initiatives, and helping organizations improve/enhance their performance and has significant experience in business succession and management transition plans.

Howard’s expertise focuses on general Business Advisory, Mergers and Acquisitions and PPACA Compliance engagements. He leverages his expertise by specializing in advising established organizations looking to push themselves to higher levels of achievement.

  • Performance Management Best Practices – Design, Implement and Administer a Performance Based Plan
  • Effective Succession Planning – Strategic Transfer of Ownership and Management Interests

This is just a small highlight of the wide variety of thought provoking content we have scheduled.

Invest in your business, your team and your future today by registering for the 2018 CLN Conference.

Invaluable Information. Premier Venue. Candid Dialogue. Peer Camaraderie. #CLNTampa

Early bird discount extended - register by 12/8  to save $100!

View the full agenda and registration here: AGENDA & REGISTRATION HERE

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The Construction Leadership Network (CLN) was formed on the principal of bringing together top construction entrepreneurs and their key personnel to exchange ideas and share best practices to improve the industry, themselves, and their organizations.

This sharing, learning and winning environment continues throughout the year with the Member e-Forum, an automated email discussion group facilitating interactive conversations with peer members, and the e-docs library, a document library of forms, policies, manuals, and other important resources shared by member companies to help each other succeed.

The success of the Construction Leadership Network is incumbent upon having members who believe in the philosophy of a win-win approach, are trustworthy and are committed to creating a supportive environment for sharing best practices.

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Topics: contractors, leadership, CLN Conference

Tina Hess

Written by Tina Hess

Marketing Director, Construction Leadership Network