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SMPS AZ Marketing Communication Awards @ Casablanca Lounge
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AAED, Economic & Workforce Development Symposium & Phoenix Lunch @ Phoenix Country Club
Apr 11 @ 8:30 am – 1:15 pm
ACEC Conference on Roads & Streets @ Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
Apr 12 @ 6:30 am – Apr 14 @ 1:15 pm


Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets

The Arizona Conference on Roads and Streets is the largest event for Arizona engineers and contractors from the public and private sectors.

Over 1,500 attendees and over 115 exhibitors participated in the 2016 conference.

ASA Contractor Academy Session 1: Improving Communication Skills @ ASA of Arizona
Apr 13 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am

American Subcontractors Association of ArizonaThe American Subcontractors Association of Arizona and the Alliance for Construction Excellence at Arizona State University have collaborated to develop the ASA Contractor Academy to provide top tier continuing education to enrich the Arizona construction community.

Enhancing skills and gaining knowledge increases profitability and productivity. With the market recovery gaining traction, now is the time to gain competitive advantage by strengthening your organization through training and education throughout your company.

Join us at the ASA of Arizona office located at 4105 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ  85016 on April 13, 2017 from 7:30 – 10:30 am. Check in starts at 7:00 am.

Improving Communications Skills     Janet Alberts, Ph.D.

This class is developed to address the critical importance of communicating effectively and clearly to prevent the avoidable misunderstandings common in the construction process. Participants will learn how dramatically communication can be impacted across generation and cultural lines and understand the processes of conflict resolution. The purpose of this class is to master the elements of truly effective communication and build confidence in interacting on both individual and group exchanges

AZBEX Phoenix Metro Development Summit @ JW Marriott Camelback Inn
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

General Conference Info

The third-annual Phoenix Metro Development Summit is being held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the JW Marriott at Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, AZ.

Developers and land-owners come together in the half-day summit to present and discuss where the opportunities are for new commercial development in the Valley.

Every segment is themed around where the development opportunities are in the short term, with an eye on long-range development trends.  Attendees benefit from hearing from top officials in local agencies and decision-makers at the largest active developers in the Valley.

The 2016 AZBEX Development Summit resulted in over 325 attendees hearing from 24 speakers in the half-day format.  Dozens of major projects were highlighted with specific opportunities and trends noted.  The event was so popular it sold out two weeks prior to the date.

*This half-day conference has a program that runs from 12:00pm – 4:30pm. Networking time is available prior to the event and at the happy hour portion following the program.

Don’t delay – Register Today!

Why Attend?

  • Learn about opportunities from the developers and agency insiders who are either making the deals happen or influencing how they come together.
  • Network with dealmakers and industry professionals who will help your development projects be delivered to market.

Who Should Attend?

Commercial Developers, Brokers, Finance Professionals who lend on Development projects, Insurance and Title Companies, Architects, Engineers, Contractors and those support services who bring value to new commercial development projects.



Early Bird (Ends Mar 3, 2017) – $149/person. Standard Registration (Ends April 10th) – $199/person. Late Registration (After April 10th) – $225/person.

CSI Southwest Region Education Conference @ Lodge on the Desert
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – Apr 22 @ 11:30 am


Are “U” an Architect, Specifier, Emerging professional, Product Representa ve, Student or Contractor? If so, this conference is for U!

The 2017 CSI SW Region Conference will focus on providing U with the education and tools to help U better understand construction documents and increase your value to employers and clients. The sessions and workshops will provide practical information that can be used immediately in your workplace. Presenters are industry leaders in construction documents, building codes, leadership training and product representation.


CSI Spring Training (Thursday)

  • Workshops and presentations designed to improve leadership skills both professionally and within CSI

Educational Sessions (Friday)

  • Friday is dedicated to 10-12 educational sessions, providing every attendee information relevant to their profession. Content will benefit to Architects, Specifiers, Contractors, Product Representa ves, Students and Emerging Professional. See Preliminary Schedule and Course Descriptions for more information.
  • CEU’s will be available. SW Region Annual Meeting (Saturday)
  • Annual business meeting and chapter discussions


  • The SW of CSI wants to educate all members of the industry and is offering this conference at affordable rates.
  • See Registration Sheet for pricing, Early Bird deadline and multiple attendee discounts.


  • Table Tops: A limited number of table tops are available during lunch and dinner on Friday.
  • Sponsorships: The SW Region of CSI wants to provide education for all members of the construction industry, at a reasonable price. The only way to offer this type of conference is through generous sponsorships. See attached Sponsorship Sheet for sponsorship opportunities and please consider sponsoring the event.


  • The conference will be at Lodge on the Desert in Tucson, located a few minutes from downtown Tucson and UofA. Conference rates for rooms are available through March 20, 2017. See Travel Sheet for rates, reservation information and early booking incentives.

Tempe Streetcar Subcontractor Workshop @ Stacy and Witbeck, Inc.
Apr 20 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Steeet Car SubsSubcontracting Opportunities Include:


  • Concrete Flat Work
  • Demolition
  • Disinfection Services
  • Dry Utility Trench & Conduit
  • Dust Control / Sweeping
  • Hardscape
  • Landscape
  • Material Testing
  • Metal Work / Signs
  • Paving & AC Grinding
  • Pipe Tapping
  • Portable Restrooms
  • Roadway Striping
  • Security (Off-Duty Officers)
  • Street Lighting
  • Survey
  • SWPPP Maintenance
  • Systems
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Signals
  • Train Signaling
  • Trucking
  • Utility Adjustments


  • ABC
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete Consumables
  • Miscellaneous Metals
  • Platform Amenities
  • Rail
  • Rebar
  • Safety Supplies
  • Sewer Materials
  • Special Trackwork
  • Water Materials

Valley Partnership, April Friday Morning Breakfast @ Phoenix Country Club
Apr 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Brigadier General Brook Leonard, Luke’s new Commander of the 56th Fighter Wing, will provide an overview of Luke’s current mission and vision of the base.Luke Air Force Base contributes more than $650 Million in direct and $2.17 Billion in indirect economic impact each year to Arizona’s economy. A major force for our employment base and long term economic stability and growth, there continue to be opportunities to grow employment around Luke Air Force Base and protect their operations. Rusty Mitchell, Luke’s Director of Community Initiatives Team, will moderate this important panel with guests, Danny Ortega, Vice President, Colliers International and Nicole Lance, Assistant City Manager, City of Surprise.


Brigadier General Brook Leonard


 Nicole Lance  Danny Ortega  Sean Walters
 Assistant City Manager  Vice President  Chief Operating Officer
 City of Surprise  Colliers International  Sunbelt Holdings


 Rusty Mitchell
 Director, Community
Initiatives Team
 Luke Air Force

30th Annual ABA AGC Education Golf Tournament @ McCormick Ranch Golf Club
Apr 21 @ 7:15 am – 1:30 pm
APWA Public Works Institue @ Tempe Transportation Center
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – Apr 26 @ 4:30 pm