The 2018 Zweig Group Hot Firm + A/E Industry Awards Conference is the AEC industry’s largest and most comprehensive business conference for leaders and aspiring leaders of AEC firms in the U.S. Come network, gain knowledge, and celebrate with the top firms in the industry. The conference agenda includes topics on technology, leadership challenges, business planning, marketing methods, recruiting and retention, and growth strategies. The success stories of Zweig Group award winners will be shared at the event, along with a variety of speakers from a range of industries, all guaranteed to challenge and inspire you to achieve even greater success.

The Hot Firm Conference will culminate with a black-tie awards banquet and ceremony where awards will be presented to firms on the 2018 Hot Firm List, the 2018 Best Firms To Work For, 2018 Marketing Excellence Award and the Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award winner.


We have a registration package to accommodate anyone, any group, or firm.

The agenda is subject to change.

A program for guests to experience all that Dallas has to offer.

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$199 discounted rooms are available. Group rates available until August 29 2018.

See what the city has to offer.



Jay Steinfeld
Founder and CEO of
A Home Depot Company

Dickerson Wright
Chairman and CEO

Christopher Parsons
Founder and CEO of Knowledge Architecture

Dawson Fercho
Vice President of Business Development and Co-founder of Corporate Tax Advisors

Mark Enos
Senior Application Specialist at Bentley Systems

James E. Swabowski
Senior Vice President
Wintrust Commercial Banking

Patrick J. Stoltz
Managing Director
Wintrust Commercial Banking

Matt Doucet
Managing Director
Wintrust Commercial Banking

June R. Jewell
Business Management Consultant at AEC Business Solutions

Matt Jordan
Regional Sales Director, Project Delivery, North America, Bentley Systems

Mark Little
Chief Technology Officer of Project Boss



This is guaranteed to be an event like no other!

The quality of content, social events and creature comforts all scaled appropriately, overall result being a very pleasant and positive experience.

I really enjoyed the networking opportunity with everyone from Zweig Group, to the keynote speakers, to the attendees.

The conference and service was exceptional, the food was top notch, and the Fairmont Olympic Hotel served as a beautiful venue for the conference.

The ceremony was upbeat and kept everyone in the spirit of celebration. All of the audio/visual work and efforts that went into the production were well thought out. It was fantastic and motivating.

Great show and great venue for firms to celebrate such great achievements.

Great atmosphere, food and beverages offering wonderful opportunity to talk with peers and Zweig folks.

I love how approachable and intentional the Zweig Group staff was! I feel like I made so many friends during this event!

Well planned and executed in every sense. The event demonstrated a sensitivity to this industry and to these people.

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