ECC Speakers Announced for 2010 Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Conference

Houston, Texas — May 19, 2010 — The Engineering & Construction Contracting Association is pleased to announce the keynotes and featured speakers for its 42nd annual ECC Conference which will take place September 1 - 4, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes in Orlando FL.

The 42nd Annual ECC Conference Details

Registration is currently open for the 42nd Annual ECC Conference. The theme this year will be:

Business as UNusual: Gaining Advantage in a Dynamic Project Landscape
September 1-4, 2010 -- Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL

The rethinking of past strategies, the new competitive framework and the worldwide effects of the global recession triggered a modern-day perfect storm. In its aftermath, super-mega projects, the global supply chain, optionality, competitiveness issues, new technologies, resource availability, lower carbon footprints, and other issues, present new opportunities and challenges that will cause you to rethink, reset and react. For all firms, those that operate internationally and those that do not – it is business as unusual. Whether your company is moving forward boldly or with cautious optimism, the 2010 ECC Conference will explore a broad spectrum of issues affecting your success.

Keynotes will include:
  • José Sérgio Gabrielli de Azevedo, CEO – Petrobras

  • Patrick Lencioni, Best Selling Author

  • Fadel Gheit, Managing Director, Oppenheimer & Co.

  • Pat Williams, Sr. President - Orlando Magic
Other Featured Speakers will include:
  • David Clarkson, Senior Vice President, Project Execution, Central Developments Organisation – BP

  • Bernard di Tullio, President and COO – Technip Group

  • Professor Paul E. Hardisty, Msc, PhD, PEng, FIEAust, Executive Director, EcoNomics and Sustainability – WorleyParsons

  • Michael Dudas, Managing Director – Jeffries & Co.

  • Paul Barshop, Chief Operating Officer, Independent Project Analysis
In addition, the ECC will present the prestigious ECC Achievement Award to Jorge A. Vanegas, Ph.D. Dean College of Architecture – Texas A&M University

2010 ECC Conference Sponsors include Air Liquide, Aker Solutions, Ambitech, AVEVA, BASF, Bechtel, Bentley, Bilfinger, BP, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, CH2M Hill, ConocoPhillips, Day & Zimmerman, Dow, Eastman Chemical Company, Ecopetrol, ExxonMobil, Flowserve, Fluor, FMI, Foster Wheeler, GREYHAWK, Hargrove and Associates, Inelectra, Interface Consulting, Intergraph, Jacobs, KBR, Kiewit, Lilly, Merck, Middough Consulting, Mustang, Pathfinder, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Process Industry Practices, Rockwell Automation, Shaw Energy & Chemicals, Shell, SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors Inc., Team Industries, Technip, Trinity Technologies, Uhde Corporation, Valero, WorleyParsons, Y&V and Zachry.

For more information, visit the website at The ECC will waive the conference fee for any press who would like to attend this year’s conference.

About the ECC

The Engineering & Construction Contracting (ECC) Association ( is an affiliate of the AIChE, an organization of owners, contractors and suppliers committed to improving the outcome of capital projects and improving the global competitiveness of all members. ECC activities serve interests of a broad cross section of the process, refining, pharmaceutical and power industries as well as general manufacturing. The organization’s annual conference, now in its 42nd year, brings together on average 500 key players from leading companies to help delegates discover better ways of improving capital project effectiveness.


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