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2014 Future Leaders Conference

April 23-25, 2014

2014 Future Leaders Conference

New York, New York 

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Millenium Hilton

55 Church Street
New York, NY 10007


The Millenium Hilton hotel is conveniently located right in the heart of New York City’s bustling financial district within easy reach of Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty. The hotel is located just a few steps from the National 9/11 Memorial. Surrounded by the renowned New York neighborhoods of SoHo, Tribeca and Greenwich Village, this Lower Manhattan hotel is the perfect place to stay for an unmistakable flavor of an unforgettable city. Enjoy astonishing views from the sleek and streamlined 55-story building.


Future Leaders Conference attendees are responsible for their travel and hotel reservations.

NECA has secured a room rate of $239/single and $269/double occupancy +taxes & fees/night at the Millennium Hilton, located in the heart of the Financial District of New York at 55 Church Street, New York, NY 10007.

Make your hotel reservations online

Or, call for reservations at 1-800-HILTONS and reference group code: NECA

Registration and hotel rooms are on a first come first served basis. NECA cannot guarantee a sleeping room after 3/24. 

Meeting Agenda and Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, April 23

Welcome Reception and Dinner: 

6 - 10:00 p.m.

World Yacht at Pier 81

Cruise down the Hudson, around the tip of Manhattan, up the East River, under the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and far enough north for guests to catch a glimpse of the pristine architecture of the United Nations. The ship then turns around and sets sail for the Statue of Liberty on the way back up to its Pier 81 dock.  ​Bussing Provided. (Bus departs from hotel at 5:30p.m.)

Thursday, April 24

7 - 8:00 a.m.  Full Breakfast  
8 – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks - David Hardt, NECA President-Elect
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Introductions: Chairs of Future Leaders Task Force
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Innovation – The World of Construction 2.0 
Presented by Gregg Schoppman – FMI
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 – 12:15p.m.
Construction Technology Forecast: Collaboration, Integration and Cloud Computing
Presented by James Benham
12:15 - 1:15p.m.

Afternoon Company Tour to Zwicker Electric

Future Leaders will be divided into two groups.

Group 1:

1:30 p.m.  Bus Leaves for Zwicker Electric
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. NECA Energy Conservation and Performance Finance Platform Workshop (NECA E-CAP)
Mir Mustafa, NECA Executive Director Business Development

Group 2:

1:30 - 3:00 p.m. NECA Energy Conservation and Performance Finance Platform Workshop (NECA E-CAP)
Mir Mustafa, NECA Executive Director Business Development 
3:30 p.m. Bus leaves to Zwicker Electric

*NOTE: Group 2 will go from Zquicker electric to Spin New York directly (.2mi/4min walk)

6 - 8:00 p.m.     


Spin New York

(bussing provided: Bus will depart form hotel to Spin at 5:30p.m. -
Bus will depart form Spin to Hotel at 8:00p.m.)

Sponsored By: New York City Chapter, NECA                                              

*Dinner on your own. Free night to explore New York!

Friday, April 25

7 - 8:00 a.m.  Full Breakfast  
8 - 8:30 a.m.
Announcements and Day-One Recap
8:30-8:45 a.m. NECA 2014 Chicago: Convention Update
Katie Nolan, NECA Director, Meetings
8:45-9:00 a.m. Government Affairs Update
Kristen Gowin, NECA Director, Government Affairs
9-10:00 a.m. Innovative Technologies Have a Place in Your Training and Marketing Strategy
Presented by Brendan Connors – Mosaic Learning
10-10:15 a.m. Break
10:15-11:15 a.m. Roundtable Discussion: Facilitated by the NECA Future Leaders Task Force
(Topics for breakouts will be announced during discussions)
11:15 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussion: Report to Audience
12 - 12:30 p.m. Wrap-up & Adjournment
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