Join us on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 in Las Vegas for this highly interactive, day-long “conference-in-a-conference” which takes place during the Elevate AEC Conference.

    What is M&A Next?

    Mergers and Acquisitions can be one of the most effective strategies firms deploy to achieve growth, improve profitability, acquire talent, and – ultimately – realize value.

    Sellers are at an all-time high in the AEC market, do you know what that means for your firm?  Reserve your seat at the table as Zweig Group thought leaders share insights, dispel myths,  and present “next” practices in the world of M&A.

    This highly interactive day-long “conference-in-a-conference” takes place Wednesday, October 2, in Las Vegas as a pre-event to Zweig Group’s Elevate AEC Conference (formerly the Hot Firm A/E Industry Awards Conference).

    Event Details & Logistics


    Registration – $595

    • Wednesday M&A Next Symposium including all Roundtable & Program Sessions
    • Wednesday Breakfast & Networking Lunch
    • Champagne Toast Closing Event


    Registration – $2,495

    • One Registration to M&A Next Symposium
    • Wednesday Welcome Reception
    • All Keynotes & Breakout Sessions
    • Breakfast/Lunch Thursday & Friday
    • Thursday Evening Reception
    • Friday Red Carpet Reception & Black Tie Awards Gala
    • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL BEATLES LOVE Ultimate After-Party Experience
      (one ticket, transportation on the Party Bus complete with cocktails)


    M&A Strategy Development

    • Identifying the right strategic partners (when, how, who to approach)
    • Impact of M&A on firm culture
    • Proactive integration strategies

    Valuation & Negotiation

    • Valuation methodologies used by the AEC industry
    • Understanding value drivers and risks and negotiating with the end in mind

                                                                            7:45am-9:00am      Registration and Breakfast

                                                                            9:00am-9:15am      Opening Remarks

                                                                             9:15am-9:45am     State of the AEC M&A Climate

                                                                            9:45am-11:15am     M&A Strategy Development

                                                                          11:15am-11:30am       Break

                                                                          11:30am-12:15pm      Keynote Conversation: Anatomy of a Deal

                                                                           12:15pm-1:00pm      Networking Lunch

                                                                           1:00pm-2:00pm      Keynote Conversation: LOI – The Foundation of the Deal

                                                                           2:00pm-3:45pm      Valuation & Negotiation

                                                                           3:45pm-4:00pm      Closing Remarks

                                                                           4:00pm                     Champagne Toast

    Paul Greenhagen, President & CEO – Westwood Professional Services

    Pat Stoltz, Group Senior Vice President – Wintrust Financial Banking

    Jose Revuelta, Chief Strategy Officer – Montrose Environmental

    Darin Anderson, CEO – Salas O’Brien

    Scott Wallington, Sr. VP/Chief Development Officer – GEI Consultants

    Joe Boyer, CEO – Atlas Technical Consultants

    George Christodoulo, Partner – Lawson & Weitzen, LLP

    Jim Swabowski, Senior Vice President – Wintrust Financial Banking

    Peter Devereaux, Principal, Chairman & CEO – HED


    We have established a partnership for discounted lodging at the:
    Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa
    2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy.
    Henderson, NV 89052

    Click here to claim your discount and reserve your room!

    Or call the hotel reservation line, 702-617-7777 or 866-782-9487 | Use the code GCIZWEI to reserve within the block.

    *Discounted reservations are available until September 13th, 2019.*


    If you have any questions about hotel reservations please feel free to contact or call the Zweig Group Team at 800.466.6275.

    Special Thanks to the M&A Next Symposium Presenting Sponsor

    For questions or inquiries about discounted group sales, please email or call the Zweig Group team at 800.466.6275.

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