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Two must-attend events for senior executives

This autumn sees two significant business conferences aimed at senior executives in the construction and infrastructure sector that will set the agenda on key issues and provide attendees with intelligence and insights unavailable elsewhere. The annual European CEO Conference on 9-10 November and the first ever European CIO Conference on 30 November and 1 December promise to be must-attend events where prompt booking will be well advised.

The European CEO Conference, a unique high-level event attended by CEOs and senior business executives from across Europe, combines a hard-hitting business programme with exclusive social and networking opportunities, including the European CEO Awards Gala Dinner which recognises and rewards the outstanding leaders from the industry.

Key aims and objectives of the event are to provide a European forum for discussion and debate between CEOs in the consultancy and engineering industry in the UK and continental Europe. The conference will include the presentation of a Europe-wide industry benchmarking report and delegates will have the opportunity of discussing the impact of the current economic climate on markets and growth strategies.

The event offers a valuable platform to CEOs for high level financial and strategic debate to help position and direct their corporate business strategies. Those attending will gain information and tools for business planning and get factual evidence to plan and manage their business portfolio and also mergers and acquisitions activity.

Key conference sessions include discussions on opportunities and challenges in emerging markets, new developments in technology, global market dynamics, merger and acquisitions, economic infrastructure including aviation, road, rail, port, environment, water, oil and gas and energy as well as a social infrastructure focus looking at property, buildings, housing and urban development.

Delegates will also be able to gain insights from panel discussions with key industry leaders and plenary sessions on a range of topical issues including leadership, growth, management and succession planning, different ownership models and future growth strategy. The event will also reveal the results of the always-interesting annual European industry business benchmarking survey, so all attendees are sure to gain insights and core strategic messages to apply within their businesses over the coming 12 months.

If all that wasn’t enough, the European CEO Awards Dinner is attended by CEOs from across Europe, as well as representatives of client organisations, members of parliament and other stakeholders and is an excellent opportunity to network with key industry decision makers from over 14 countries in Europe as well as attendees beyond the continent from the United States, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and South Korea.

ACE’s first-ever European CIO Conference is a one-and-a-half-day summit for chief information officers of engineering and construction firms involved in delivering large-scale physical infrastructure projects. The agenda has been developed with an advisory board of global leaders and is designed to explore opportunities to drive business transformation and value through IT innovation.

Technology has revolutionised the engineering and construction industry and continues to do so, with the pace of change ever quickening. The European CIO Conference offers delegates the opportunity to find out more about the business and financial implications of the strategic technology challenges facing the infrastructure sector’s IT leaders. Those attending will also benefit from attending thought-provoking presentations and networking with senior professionals from the industry. 

With key sessions on technology futures, the cloud, the client’s perspective and a presentation of the results of a new industry CIO survey to help gauge industry views about key technology issues, the European CIO Conference promises to be well worth attending. There are discounts for bookings made before 12 October, with prices rising after that, so early booking is advised.

Both events are sure to be popular and the best way to book is online via the dedicated conference websites listed below. Full details of all the speakers and sessions are available online together with discounted delegate options.

Click here for full details of the European CEO Conference.

Click here for full details of the European CIO Conference.

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