ABC Empire State Webinar Series

ABC Empire State working with our Professional Services Committee put on webinars for our members on various topics with the aims at educating you on the industry and various political issues. Construction is constantly changing, to be successful in this industry, you must stay on top of new regulations, technology, employment practices, finance, and legislation. ABC Empire State’s webinar series will keep you educated and updated on this ever-changing industry.

Upcoming Webinars:

Six Months In, What Is the Trajectory of Construction’s Recovery from COVID-19?

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers: Anirban Basu, ABC Chief Economist
Moderator: Mike Bellaman, ABC National
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

As the United States begins to recover from its steepest economic downturn in history, the construction industry is faced with unprecedented levels of uncertainty. ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu will discuss how that uncertainty and broader macroeconomic conditions have affected the industry to date, the shape of the recovery to come, and what factors will determine the construction industry’s trajectory over the coming months, including a deep dive into the results of the August Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index.

Jobsite of the Future

Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers: Frank Malangone, and Eilish Nolen, Oracle
Moderator: Matt Abeles, ABC National

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

ABC Members Only

With technology coming at us on many fronts, how can we actually see and test these technologies in action? The 20,000-square-foot Oracle Construction and Engineering Innovation Lab in Deerfield, Illinois, replicates an actual jobsite and allows visitors to walk through five different stages of construction to test new technologies and training techniques or to share best practices. Webinar attendees will get an exclusive look at the lab, with commentary from Oracle’s senior product and innovation leaders and insights into new and effective technologies in construction.

Insights on the Construction Supply Chain
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers: Joe Fawcett, Southwire; Mike Holland, Marek; Brett McMahon, Miller & Long
Moderator: Mike Bellaman, ABC National
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only

An panel of experts from a variety of construction materials segments will discuss current and future issues affecting the supply chain, including product constraints, spikes in pricing and access to products.

Streamlining Payables During the Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 40 minutes
Speakers: Eric Hoffman and Andrew Schimmel, WEX; Bobby Waldeck, Mastercard
Moderator: Greg Sizemore, ABC National
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only

Today’s business environment is forcing companies to look for ways to reduce expenses, mitigate risks and drive revenue to their bottom line. The WEX and Mastercard team will discuss how the accounts payable landscape is changing regarding the buyer/supplier relationship and changes in the corporate card solutions marketplace, as well as provide a demo of the Virtual MasterCard application.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Eric Hoffman is responsible for WEX’s MasterCard business development efforts with prospective and current clients. He works closely with over-the-road and North American fleet businesses.

Andrew Schimmel, a 16-year veteran of the payments industry, helps clients take a strategic approach to payment optimization to drive bottom line results in numerous areas of their businesses.

Bobby Waldeck has more than 15 years’ experience in the payment industry with a focus on providing efficient and economical solutions for both buyers and suppliers. He manages the middle market accounts ($10M to $2B) as well as the construction vertical market and works closely with association partners and construction-related software providers.

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