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Celebrating Success. Building Tomorrow.

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Members from across the nation return to ABC’s annual convention each year to connect, celebrate and advance their businesses with the latest industry, political and technological insights. You are invited to be a part of this electric event featuring the National Craft Championships, the Construction Management Competition, the National Excellence in Construction® Awards and the Construction Workforce Awards, plus dynamic, inspiring keynote speakers, industry insight sessions and more.

Gear up for an even bigger and better celebration as ABC returns to Kissimmee, Florida, in 2024!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Jan. 12, 2024

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The Best of Both Worlds: Turn Your Business Trip Into a Vacation!

ABC is proud to return to the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, for ABC Convention 2024. Combining luxury and elegance with a distinctive tropical flair, this four-and-a-half-acre upscale resort is a destination in itself, featuring the Cypress Springs Water Park, the world-class Relâche Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, award-winning fine dining restaurants, energetic pubs and more. It is the ultimate place to network, relax and rejuvenate while experiencing the excitement of ABC’s biggest merit shop celebration of the year.

Bring the family and combine the electric convention celebrations, competitions and expo with the excitement of Walt Disney World,® Universal Orlando Resort® and other Orlando theme parks and attractions. There’s something for everyone at ABC Convention 2024.

Celebrating Success. Building Tomorrow.

Contractor of the Year

Members from across the nation return to ABC’s annual convention each year to connect, celebrate and advance their businesses with the latest industry, political and technological insights. You are invited to be a part of this electric event featuring the National Craft Championships, the Construction Management Competition, the National Excellence in Construction® Awards and the Construction Workforce Awards, plus dynamic, inspiring keynote speakers, industry insight sessions and more.

Gear up for an even bigger and better celebration as ABC returns to Kissimmee, Florida, in 2024!

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Jan. 12, 2024

Register Now

The Best of Both Worlds: Turn Your Business Trip Into a Vacation!

ABC is proud to return to the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida, for ABC Convention 2024. Combining luxury and elegance with a distinctive tropical flair, this four-and-a-half-acre upscale resort is a destination in itself, featuring the Cypress Springs Water Park, the world-class Relâche Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, award-winning fine dining restaurants, energetic pubs and more. It is the ultimate place to network, relax and rejuvenate while experiencing the excitement of ABC’s biggest merit shop celebration of the year.

Bring the family and combine the electric convention celebrations, competitions and expo with the excitement of Walt Disney World,® Universal Orlando Resort® and other Orlando theme parks and attractions. There’s something for everyone at ABC Convention 2024.

Experience Highlights of ABC Convention 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Opening General Session
Chasing Failure: What Our Goals Require Most Is the Bravery To Fail

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Leadership expert Ryan Leak, CEO of the Ryan Leak Group, will show you how chasing failure is all about having a vision for a dream, a goal, a mission and knowing that the road will be paved with failure, but still proceeding with conviction and passion. His deep domain expertise in empowering leaders to reclaim a new self-awareness will ensure you come away with a blueprint for success!

Also happening during this session, celebrate the Construction Workforce Awards winners—the Craft Instructor, Craft Professional and Young Professional of the Year—and meet the 2024 Chair of the ABC National Board of Directors.

Headshot of Ryan Leak

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Opening General Session
Chasing Failure: What Our Goals Require Most Is the Bravery To Fail

Headshot of Ryan Leak What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Leadership expert Ryan Leak, CEO of the Ryan Leak Group, will show you how chasing failure is all about having a vision for a dream, a goal, a mission and knowing that the road will be paved with failure, but still proceeding with conviction and passion. His deep domain expertise in empowering leaders to reclaim a new self-awareness will ensure you come away with a blueprint for success!

Also happening during this session, celebrate the Construction Workforce Awards winners—the Craft Instructor, Craft Professional and Young Professional of the Year—and meet the 2024 Chair of the ABC National Board of Directors.

Friday, March 15, 2024
Morning Keynote
Today Is Your Legacy™: Turning Everyday Moments Into a Lifetime of Leadership Excellence

Kevin Brown will entertain and inspire you to reach beyond the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Today Is Your Legacy picks up where The Hero Effect leaves off and teaches how heroes lead, live and influence the world around them in powerful ways. In this fast-paced session, Brown shares all-new stories infused with humor, inspiration and self-reflection that elevate performance and results. Dive into how great leaders create a legacy by design and not by default and learn the six legacy questions that define the ultimate influence of high-performance leaders. Discover how to create a legacy of building people and a culture that stands the test of time.

Headshot of Kevin Brown

Friday, March 15, 2024
Morning Keynote
Today Is Your Legacy™: Turning Everyday Moments Into a Lifetime of Leadership Excellence

Headshot of Basu Kevin Brown will entertain and inspire you to reach beyond the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary. Today Is Your Legacy picks up where The Hero Effect leaves off and teaches how heroes lead, live and influence the world around them in powerful ways. In this fast-paced session, Brown shares all-new stories infused with humor, inspiration and self-reflection that elevate performance and results. Dive into how great leaders create a legacy by design and not by default and learn the six legacy questions that define the ultimate influence of high-performance leaders. Discover how to create a legacy of building people and a culture that stands the test of time.

Friday, March 15, 2024
Closing Industry Insight Session
Economic Update With Dr. Anirban Basu

Dr. Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist and Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc. Get an in-depth analysis from Dr. Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist and Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc, covering the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including central bank policymaking, worker attitudes, business confidence and geopolitics. Then, Dr. Basu will turn toward a forecast for the year to come, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

Headshot of Basu Anirban

Friday, March 15, 2024
Closing Industry Insight Session
Economic Update With Dr. Anirban Basu

Headshot of Basu Dr. Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist and Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc. Get an in-depth analysis from Dr. Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist and Chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc, covering the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including central bank policymaking, worker attitudes, business confidence and geopolitics. Then, Dr. Basu will turn toward a forecast for the year to come, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

All ABC Convention events will take place at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

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