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DGC Presents the 14th Annual A&E Summit

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Architecture and Engineering (A&E) firms emerging from the pandemic face a changing economy, business arena and workplace. To explore the opportunities this new world presents, DGC, a division of PKF O’Connor Davies, invites you to join our specialists as they discuss: the promise of mergers, acquisitions and selling a business; environmental and social impact strategies; and the growing need to protect against cyber threats. Our featured topics and industry analysts help today’s A&E leaders navigate a successful path forward.

Friday, June 24, 2022

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. - Promenades A & B - Registration, Networking and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Wilson Ballroom, Program

Program Topics:


Hybrid work environments are the “new normal" and just one of the reasons for elevated cybersecurity risk at A&E firms. Our panel of experts will share:

  • Lessons learned handling breaches and cyberattacks
  • How A&E firms should protect against cyber threats that lie ahead
  • Trends to be on the lookout for
  • Best practices for managing risk

ESG and Its Impact on Today's A&E Firms

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and requirements are becoming commonplace, influencing all aspects of the A&E industry. Our panelists will discuss ESG’s impact, including:

  • How ESG influences the selection of a design team
  • Why ESG is important to your firm
  • How to measure ESG program effectiveness
  • Establishing financial, human resources and leadership priorities
  • What it takes to implement a successful impact program

Mergers and Acquisitions

Industry consolidation is at an all-time high. We will examine the important considerations when evaluating an external sale and why today’s marketplace is different than it was five years ago. Our panelists will also explore the following, and more:

  • Changing buyer and seller profiles
  • Common deal structures in today’s market
  • Drivers of deal activity