49th Annual ECC Conference

From its inception, the mission of ECC has been to provide a forum for owners, contractors and suppliers to discuss the issues facing the industry, improve communication and progress the development of solutions that improve project predictability and performance.

One of the ways ECC is able to fulfill its mission is through the support of our generous ECC Sponsor companies. Being an ECC Sponsor company brings additional benefits such as recognition at the conference and throughout the year and participation in the Future Leader Program. This year at the ECC conference, we will once again host a pre-conference Strategic Issues Workshop for sponsor companies.

Doing More With Less

As a follow on to the Mid Year Sponsor Only Working Session in March in Houston, this pre-conference Worshop will carry forward the issues and feedback around our current reality of Doing More with Less and allow this group to further develop ideas and paths forward. Led by ECC Board Member Steve Wardle of Chevron Philips, focused on and dealing with the fact that too many projects are at risk of failure. With the current pressures, it is even more critical that Owners and EPCs address the critical issues that prevent successful capital project execution. Sponsor companies will be offered 2 seats in in this workshop for leaders in operations positions (nominated individuals must meet criteria in invitation). The consolidated focus issues identified during the Mid Year session that will developed at the pre-conference Sponsor only Workshop this year are:

1. Owner and contractor capabilities
2. Contractual risks and relationships
3. Planning and execution
4. Cost estimates and schedules set by backwards looking metrics


web-working-group-3This topic will be worked in facilitated breakout sessions. The results from this meeting are planned to be presented to the entire ECC Audience.

Participation in the Workshop will be offered to all 2017 ECC Sponsor companies. Participation will be on a first come – first serve basis with a maximum of 50 companies being allowed to participate. There will be additional selection criteria applied to ensure a balance between owners, contractors, and suppliers and a limit of two (2) participants from each company.

Since this will be a working session, participants should be actively involved in projects and should not have working-groupsbusiness development as their primary role/job title. This is not intended to be an opportunity for business development networking or sales of services. The workshop will be on Tuesday, December 12th starting with introductions and a kickoff presentation at 1:00pm continuing until 5:00 pm. There will be no additional cost to participate in this session, but you will need to pre-register as space is limited.  

How to Register

Again, this session is restricted to Conference Sponsor companies. You can register online by choosing this under the “OPTIONAL ITEMS” during registration. Please be sure you have been chosen as one of your company’s two (2) representatives to attend. Each sponsor company may only send 2 attendees to this session, so please confirm before you register. Again, participants should be actively involved in projects and should not have business development as their primary role/job title. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tara Wilson at twilson@eventsiagroup.com or 713-337-1600 x1.

2017 ECC Conference Sponsors

Thank you to this year's Conference Sponsors. Each of the Confirmed Sponsor Companies below may send 2 representatives to this workshop. 


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