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Welcome to Build Business

“Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” 
 —Wayne Gretzky

Build Business power:play will prepare you—as a marketer, business developer, or technical professional with client development responsibilities—to meet the business challenges of tomorrow while performing optimally today. Power:play is about competitive advantage: Winning when you are a man up on the competition—or finding a way to win when you’re not. This conference will give you the tools to position your firm and career to prosper under any circumstances.

Power:play also is about harnessing the power of contrasts to infuse your work with energy, innovation, and creativity. Why? To dazzle clients. To win profitable, satisfying projects. To sustain your firm and employees. To improve the world.

July 30–August 1, Build Business brought together 800+ clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers in beautiful San Antonio to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business. As a participant, you will experience your choice of never-before-seen breakout sessions, provocative keynote speakers, and plenty of networking to make priceless business contacts. Over the course of these two-and-a-half days, you:

1. Gained information to truly differentiate your firm from the competition.
You will be exposed to cutting-edge research, best practices, benchmarks, and marketing and business development ideas—information not available anywhere else—to position your firm more solidly in your markets.

2. Identified partnering opportunities, and strengthen relationships you already have.
SMPS is the only organization dedicated to creating business opportunities in the A/E/C industry. The conference will give you a chance to build critical relationships and access the connections among the 800+ leaders expected to attend from around the country.

3. Secured business intelligence.
During conversations, presentations, and Q&A, you will discover what others know about upcoming projects and opportunities to win work.

Thank You for Supporting, Participating, and Attending Build Business power:play! 

Submit Your Session Presentation Ideas for Build Business 2015 by 9/22

The Conference Planning Committee invites you to submit a proposal for a breakout session for Build Business: go beyond, the SMPS Annual Conference, scheduled for August 19–21, 2015, in Los Angeles, CA.

Download the Call for Presentations for complete details on session formats, audience, speaker benefits, and the proposal submission process. 

Deadline: September 22, 2014

Please Provide Feedback

SMPS members are encouraged to share their thoughts on Build Business: Go Beyond, the 2015 SMPS annual conference being held in Los Angeles, CA, from August 19–21, 2015. SMPS has added a new communication tool members can use to share conference topic ideas, rate their favorite SMPS benefits, and more! Sign in and check out the SMPS MindMixer site today!

See Who Attended!

View the roster to see which individuals, firms, and potential clients attended Build Business power:play.

Photos from the 2014 Conference and Gala

Photos from Build Business power:play and the 2014 SMPS Awards Gala are available for viewing and purchase on the web site of SMPS’s conference photographer, Dana Sohm of Sohm Photografx. Take a look at the Photo Gallery.