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IGNITE Construction Summit

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2024 Event Schedule

Wednesday

Dec. 4

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sponsored Event – IGNITE Golf Outing

Tickets for this event can be purchased at time of registration. Limited space available.

2:30 PM

Registration Opens

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Opening Keynote | 5 Components of Extraordinary Teams

Machines are evaluated based on the output of the entire unit, not the impressiveness of their individual parts. Extraordinary teams, like great machines, require certain components that hold their pieces together. While most organizations focus exclusively on building the skills of their individual members, elite organizations invest in the “stuff” that transforms a collection of talented individuals into extraordinary, machine-like teams. This opening keynote, given by Lee Rubin, Former Captain, Penn State Football with 15 years of Human Resources experience with Fortune 500 Companies, is packed with insights, humor and tools to help listeners take their respective teams to a higher level.

SPEAKER: Lee Rubin, Former Captain, Penn State Football

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Opening Networking Reception

7:30 PM

Dinner & Networking on Your Own Time

Thursday

Dec. 5

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Breakfast of Champions

Topics of Conversation:

          • Software Solutions
          • Employee Skills-Building + Career Growth
          • Disruptive Technologies
          • Customer Retention
          • Company Culture
          • Engaging Your Salesforce
          • Data Intelligence
          • Work/Life Balance
          • Hiring _Onboarding
          • Incentive Programs
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Panel Discussion | State of the Industry – Making the Most of Your Resources

As companies are tasked with doing more with less, we open the discussion at IGNITE with industry experts who are thriving and building upon what they have. This panel will deliver key industry data that can help business owners navigate the next phase of purposeful growth at their companies. You will walk away with the knowledge you need to make more informed decisions on hiring, purchasing and pricing.

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion | Creating a Skills Solution

As a business owner, are you known as a skills builder? If not, your company could be on a dangerous path. In fact, 83% of workers say it’s important for prospective employers to offer skill-building opportunities – along with a career path. When workers are satisfied with their employers’ skill-building efforts, they’re more likely to produce high-caliber work. In this panel, we will discuss what it looks like to build and offer innovative skill-building programs that provide employees with abundant options, autonomy to explore their interests and recognition for their achievements.

PANELISTS: Chelsea Ellis-Hogan, Jim Reynolds Asphalt

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Networking Break

Sponsored By:

10:30 AM  – 12:30 PM

CX Workshop | Revolutionizing Your Customer Experience

Paving professionals today face a dynamic and competitive landscape like never before. Competing on price is a losing game, and differentiating by product or service is becoming harder and hard. So how can companies stand out and thrive in this ever-changing environment?

Join us for an engaging keynote and workshop session, uniquely tailored to the paving industry, featuring Dan Gingiss, a renowned customer experience expert and former Fortune 500 executive. Discover how focusing on creating remarkable experiences for your customers can create a competitive edge that cannot be duplicated, resulting in more customers who spend more, stay longer, and refer others to you.

The session will first introduce Dan’s WISER method for creating remarkable experiences, designed to inspire professionals to think differently about their approach to customer experience. The keynote will set the stage for deeper exploration in the workshop immediately following. And Dan doesn’t just talk about experiences; he delivers one for the audience!

Then, building on the WISER method, it will be time to roll up your sleeves and get to work! The workshop portion is an interactive deep dive where we’ll brainstorm ideas for your business in real-time. You’ll see first-hand how easy (and fun!) it is to identify simple, practical, and inexpensive improvements to every customer touchpoint. Walk away from this session inspired and equipped with practical tools and strategies that you can bring back to your team and begin executing immediately. Your customer experience will be your new competitive advantage!

SPEAKER: Dan Gingiss, Renowned Customer Experience Expert & Former Fortune 500 Executive

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Discussion | The Data-Driven Business

Data has the power to change your business if you take the time to process and use its findings to your advantage. Data analytics in construction can help business owners and project managers uncover the scheduling problems and overarching trends that lead to lost productivity and profitability incidents. With the right construction data, you can identify what problems affect your labor jobsites and determine what areas need improvement. In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from business owners who have unpacked the power of data and how you can do the same.

PANELISTS: Lonnie Banks, Cincinnati Asphalt| Daniel Wright, Proline

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Afternoon, Outdoor Networking Outing

4:00 PM

Dinner & Networking on Your Own Time

Friday

Dec. 6

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Breakfast of Champions

Topics of Conversation:

          • Software Solutions
          • Employee Skills-Building + Career Growth
          • Disruptive Technologies
          • Customer Retention
          • Company Culture
          • Engaging Your Salesforce
          • Data Intelligence
          • Work/Life Balance
          • Hiring _Onboarding
          • Incentive Programs
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion | Empowering the 80%

80% of the entire workforce of America is deskless. They are found everywhere in your companies and yet they often lack access to the standard tools and technologies of office life, leading them to feel overlooked and underappreciated.  In this panel, we will examine the efforts companies in our industry should make to cultivate relationships between those who make the decisions and those with their boots on the ground. We’ll discuss access (the availability of technology, tools and experiences that connect employees to the organization) and enablement (the degree to which employees have autonomy, influence and voice). An important discussion for companies who want to lead the way in recruiting the next generation.

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Closing Keynote | Competing on Awesome + Rockstar Recruiting for the Next Generation

As you prepare to head back to your businesses after a week at IGNITE, the closing keynote aims to teach attendees the secrets to building high-performing teams through a revolutionary approach to hiring. Speaker Susan Frew will teach business owners what they need to do to equip individuals with the tools and mindset to use IMMEDIATELY to produce results. Susan will deliver take-home tools that will empower you to break free from traditional hiring methods and adopt cutting-edge, out-of-the-box strategies for identifying and securing top talent for today and well into the future.

SPEAKER: Susan Frew, Keynote Speaker, Entrepeneur, Ai Innovator

11:00 AM

Lunch-to-Go

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December 4-6, 2024

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