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Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards Breakfast 
6:30 - 8:30 a.m. | Level 2, Empire Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Lt. General Russel L. Honore

AGC Economic Issues Outlook
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Celestin D-E
Join the best economic, legislative and regulatory team in Washington, D.C., 
for a discussion on the latest developments from the nation's capital impacting
your construction business and market
Sponsored by FedEx

Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards Luncheon 
12 - 2 p.m. | Level 2, Empire Ballroom
Keynote Speaker: Neil Jacobstein

Happy Hour in the Expo
5 - 6 p.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1
Sponsored by Trimble

AGC Centennial Celebration
7 - 9 p.m. | Mardi Gras World
Sponsored by HCSS


Sprayroq, Inc.
Daily Schedule

All events take place at the Hyatt Regency unless otherwise noted.

Grab and Go Breakfast in the Expo
7:30 - 8:15 a.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1
Sponsored by NCCER

Education Sessions
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Networking Break in the Expo
10 - 10:30 a.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1
Sponsored by e-Mars, Inc.

Education Sessions
10:30  a.m. - 12 p.m.

Grab and Go Lunch in the Expo
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1
Sponsored by CMiC

Education Sessions
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Networking Break in the Expo
3:30 - 4 p.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1
Sponsored by e-Mars, Inc.

Education Sessions
4 - 5 p.m.

Happy Hour in the Expo Hall
5 - 6 p.m. | Elite Hall, Level 1
Sponsored by Trimble

What You Need to Know
Business-to-business matchmaking
2 - 5 p.m. | Level 3, Storyville Hall
AGC of America in collaboration with American Express and the National 8(a) Association are providing general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers a window during the AGC Convention where buyers and sellers take part in one-on-one meetings with government agencies and large prime contractor representatives. Meetings will occur in 15-minute increments. American Express Contract Connections will allow selected businesses the opportunity to pitch their services, ask questions and get real-time information on upcoming contracts. Matchmaking is included in your conference registration; however you must pre-register to participate and be assigned matches.
7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Level 2, Strand 12
Open to 535 Club Members only. Visit to learn more.
Tuesday, February 27: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, February 28: 6:30  – 11 a.m.

Need a professional headshot? Take advantage of the photo booth, sponsored by ineight at this year's convention. 

Tuesday, February 27: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.


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  • Select the 99th Annual AGC Convention
AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo

AGC Centennial Exhibit
Celebrating AGC’s 100 years of serving the construction industry.
Be sure to visit the Centennial Exhibit at booth 214 in the Expo hall, including a timeline of key events in our 100-year history, historical images and videos, and our focus for the next 100 years. Plus pick up your copy of the AGC Centennial Book, on sale near the exhibit (limited availability).

There are more than 100 exhibitors in the Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo, offering many solutions and services to the construction industry. Monday's show floor was busy, with conference goers meeting vendors, learning about new technologies and making connections.
Daily Recap
Leading the Industry Forward
Up and at it early were conference attendees who poured into the Empire Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency for AGC’s Opening General Session. This is AGC’s opportunity to highlight its accomplishments during the past year and lay out its plan for the future. And, while it’s difficult to summarize all the achievements in a two-hour window, AGC’s leadership - outgoing president Art Daniel, incoming president Eddie Stewart and CEO Steve Sandherr – touched on some of the impressive highlights: 1) AGC Charities - providing a combined $300,000 to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Maria; 2) this year’s Autodesk Operation Opening Doors project - helping veterans with invisible wounds, 3) the newly developed innovation awards – recognizing individuals who are pioneering solutions to the industry’s challenges; 4) key strides made in our nation’s capital – impacting tax reform and infrastructure investment, and 5) AGC’s centennial celebration.

Overall, an impressive year. But AGC won't stop there. As Sandherr noted at the end of his address, "AGC is standing on a very strong foundation and will continue to lead the industry moving forward."
Eyes Wide Open
Yesterday’s keynote speaker at the Opening General Session was Isaac Lidsky, former child actor and author of the book Eyes Wide Open. With candor and humor, he inspired and entertained the audience with his personal story – one of triumph over fear. At the age of 13, Lidsky learned he had a disorder that eventually would cause him to lose his sight. Initially trapped in fear’s web – which prevented him from seeing life any other way – Lidsky convinced himself that he would lead a less than fulfilling life because of his blindness. Eventually he learned, however, that by breaking down his situation into problems he could address individually, he was able to conquer the fear, silence the negative voices and make progress one step at a time. As he said, "You can’t get from A to Z without getting from A to B." Lidsky is married, the father of four, a co-owner of a successful construction business and a TED Talk author who learned through blindness how to live his life with eyes wide open.
Getting Social
Be sure to tweet comments and photos during the Convention. Remember to use the hashtag #AGC2018 and mention @AGCofA and @ConstructorMag!
Constructor will be at Convention too! Be sure to grab the latest issue and tweet a photo of where you take it throughout the convention hall and resort. Don't forget to use the hashtags #AGC2018 and mention @ConstructorMag and @AGCofA. Stop by the Constructor table and pick up a free giveaway.



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