Construction Conference

4:00-6:00pm          Registration
5:00-6:00pm          (YP) Young Professionals Cocktail Hour
6:00-8:00pm          Opening Reception, Casino Night with DJ & Photobooth, Hors d'Oeuvres
8:00pm .....            "Wine & Dine Wednesday" Take your clients out to dinner 

7:00-8:00am         Registration Open & Hot Breakfast Buffet
7:30-8:00am         Welcome by Charleston Mayor, John Tecklenburg
8:00-9:00am          Keynote Speaker - Paul J. Giovannoni,
      Senior Consultant with FMI
9:15-10:00am        Panelists: Legal Issues in Construction
      Frank Elmore, Elmore Goldsmith
      Steve Smith, Smith, Terry & Johnson
      Todd Jones, Anderson Jones
      Eric Biesecker, Nexsen Pruet
      Moderator: Brian Gallagher, O'Neal
10:30-12:00am      Check-In @ Wild Dunes Harbour Golf Course (12:00pm Shotgun Start)
10:30-11:00am      Check-In @ Red Fin Fishing Tournament (11:00am Start)
11:00-5:00pm        Golf and Fishing Tournaments
5:30-6:30pm          FEA/PAC Reception
6:30pm .....            "Throwback Thursday" Take your clients out to dinner

7:00-8:00am          Registration Open & Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:00-9:00am          Keynote Speaker - Eric Herdman
      "How to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable"
9:15-10:00am        Featured Workshop -  Eric Herdman
      "How to Dominate Your Day"
10:00-10:30am       Awards (Golf, Fishing, 20/15/10 Year Member Anniversary)
10:45am-1:00pm    B2B Meetings with GC Reception
1:15-3:15pm           MUSC Children's Hospital Job Site Visit
3:15pm .....             "Enjoy Charleston"

Local Attractions At A Glance:
  • City Market
  • USS Yorktown
  • Charleston Museum
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Fort Sumter
  • Renowned festivals
Check out all of the attractions and fun things to do in Charleston while you are on your trip, from strolling through the Historic District to taking a romantic carriage ride through the city. Visit the nearby Charleston museum to take in some Southern history, or visit the renowned South Carolina Aquarium. Take a venture outside of the city, and visit nearby historic plantations. Discover one of America’s oldest public markets at the Charleston City Market, a four-block long attraction that is home to more than 350 vendors. Open daily, the Charleston City Market is the ideal place to purchase unique Charleston souvenirs, such as handcrafted sweetgrass baskets. Have dinner at Hank’s Seafood Restaurant, voted the Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 15 years running.

Charleston Tea Plantation – (843)559-0383
6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 
Individual and Group Tours

Chow Down Food Tour
Upper King Street “off the Map” Tour
2.5 Hours – 1.1 Mile Easy Walk
Thursday  11:00am

Charleston Outdoor Adventure - (843) 795-0330
1871 Bowens Island Rd. Charleston, SC 29412
Kayak Tours or Rentals
Paddle Boat Tours or Rental
Dolphin Eco Tour Charter
Keynote Speakers:

Paul J. Giovannoni

As a consultant with FMI, Paul develops research methodologies and implements a combination of primary and secondary research to deliver profound analytical deliverables to FMI clients. Paul’s goal is to develop a thorough understanding of the client’s needs and design his efforts around meeting and exceeding those needs.

Prior to joining FMI, Paul worked as a law enforcement detective where he honed his comprehensive research abilities as well as developed effective methods to communicate the results of said research to stakeholders at all organizational levels. additionally, in this role he became an expert in conducting in-depth interviews as a means of complementing secondary research efforts. Paul earned his master of business administration degree with a concentration in information systems management from the university of Tampa. while at the university of Tampa, he was honored as a beta gamma sigma honor graduate. prior to his MBA, Paul received an undergraduate degree from Florida state university in political science with a minor in psychology. Paul has also attended the SAP TERP10 academy and earned the recognition of being a SAP certified business associate.

Eric Herdman

Eric Herdman, Entrepreneur: opened a start-up that went from $0 to $1,000,000 in revenue in one year; Business coach: coached clients including Pfizer, Check Free Systems, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, and Los Angeles Housing Authority to assist them to meet their productivity goals; Author: wrote 3 books including “Actions Speak Louder Than Words,” “No, You Suck!,” and “The Complete Guide to Managing Everything, Everyone, and Every Task”, addressing modifying workplace behaviors and improving productivity and leadership skills; Athlete: holds the 12 Hour course record in both “Flatlanders” Saint Louis, MO, and “Race Against the Clock” in Oakland, CA, as well as the 50 mile course record in the “Valley of Fire” in Nevada; and Speaker: for over 20 years, has delivered keynote speeches and full day workshops across the nation, devoted to improving time management and productivity.

During this presentation, Eric will transform you from your current level to pro-level, whether you’re looking to strategically position your business, get more from your team, increase your productivity, or discover how to create the perfect productive day. Throughout Eric’s informative and entertaining program, he will let you in on the secrets to his leadership roles in business, how he moves audiences from being busy to effective, and why they call him “the boss of personal productivity.” Herdman knows how to lead, persevere, endure and win and will help you do the same.
ABC Charlotte Office
610 Minuet Lane
Charlotte, NC  28217
(704) 367-1331

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1000 Investment Blvd
Apex, NC  27502
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work.