The forum is a leadership and educational conference for CEOs, presidents, owners, CFOs, vice presidents and other senior level managers of concrete and general contracting firms. The weekend includes seminars, roundtable discussions, a golf tournament, and numerous other networking opportunities.
The keynote speaker will be Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.), Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it was attacked by al Qaeda in the port of Aden, Yemen. During his command, Lippold and his crew distinguished themselves by keeping the USS Cole from sinking. The event is recognized as one of the most brazen acts of terrorism by al Qaeda prior to September 11, 2001.
Other speakers include:
- Anirban Basu, chief economist for the Associated Builders and Contractors
- Dan Mitchell, The CATO Institute
- A. Ross Myers, American Infrastructure