June 17-18, 2024 | One North Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606

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F&CA Agenda and Schedule of Events
Monday, June 17th
3:00 - 3:15 pmWelcome
3:15 - 4:00 pmProcurement Process of the MWRDGC; Keynote Speaker Lisa Kursell, Engineer of Treatment Plant Operations, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago
4:00 - 5:00 pmKey Aspects of Contract Litigation; Alexander Bandza, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
5:00 - 7:00 pmJoint Networking Reception withYoung Leaders & F&CA Attendees
Tuesday, June 18th
8:00 - 9:00 am Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 amKey Elements of Contracts for Equipment in Water and Wastewater; Keynote Speaker Zachary Jones, ACEC, EJCDC Counsel
10:00 - 11:00 amOverview of the Clean Water Act; Erika Powers, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
11:00 am - 12:00 pmOverview and Discussion on Build America, Buy America (BABA) - Impact on Contracts and Compliance; Tim Connor, US EPA
12:00 - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 - 2:00 pmBasics of Contracts from a Design Professional Perspective; Mark Blankenship, CPCU, AIC, LEED AP, Director of Risk Management, WTW A&E
2:00 - 2:30 pmNetworking Break
2:30 - 4:00 pmContracts Step by Step and How Does Insurance Apply and Implications - What is Available Today in Terms of Additional Insured Coverage (Panel Discussion);
Mark Blankenship, CPCU, AIC, LEED AP, Director of Risk Management, WTW A&E
Zachary Jones, ACEC, EJCDC Counsel

Who Should Attend?

  • Presidents, CEOs, and Senior Executives
  • Contract, Finance, and Legal Staff
  • Business Development Managers
  • Water and Wastewater Technology Manufacturers
  • Manufacturers Representatives
  • Industries Using Water Treatment Technologies
  • Utilities, Water Associations, Industry Media

Register For FCA Meeting Here

  • WWEMA Member – $495
  • WWEMA Non-Member – $595

Sponsorships Available
Future Leaders Summit Sponsor – $500
Networking Breakfast Sponsor – $1,000
Networking Lunch Sponsor – $2,500

Sponsors will also receive recognition on our website, in promotional materials, through social media platforms, during the meeting, and in post-conference summaries and documents. Information will be available through the registration process and announced soon.

Hotel Information (WWEMA does not have a room block with any hotels, but the hotels listed below are located within the meeting area)