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    Know This! Megatrends Impacting the Design & Construction Industry

    January 23, 2019
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Leg Up Farmers Market
    3100 N. George Street
    York, PA 17406

    SMPS Central PA in conjunction with our program sponsor

    Know This!  Megatrends Impacting the Design & Construction Industry.

    Firm leaders, marketers, and business developers need to continually scan their environments to uncover trends that will impact their vertical markets, their clients, and their firms directly. This presentation looks at many of the trends or potential trends that are currently affecting design and construction firms – or are coming in the near future. This presentation captures more than two dozen of these megatrends and interprets them for A/E/C professionals.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendees recognize the megatrends that will impact their firms and their clients.
    2. Attendees will evaluate which trends will be the most disruptive, and identify corrective actions to take.
    3. Attendees will incorporate environmental scanning into their firm administration program to stay abreast of economic and business trends.
    4. Attendees will interpret megatrends and incorporate this knowledge to differentiate their firms and gain a competitive edge.


    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

    Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:00 am - 8:30 am


    8:30 am - 9:30 am


    9:30 am - 10:00 am



    Presented by: Scott D. Butcher, FSMPS, CPSM.  Scott is a highly-experienced professional services marketer and a thought leader in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry (A/E/C). He is the author of 15 books (marketing, A/E/C, architecture, photography, local interest), numerous ebooks and white papers, and writes the only sales and marketing blog on the Engineering News-Record website (, Marketropolis. Scott also authors regular blogs at and has written more than 50 articles for PSMJ publications. A popular speaker, Scott has presented more than 250 times to national, regional, and local programs of such organizations as SMPS, AIA, ACEC, AGC, PSMJ, ROG, SDA, NCSEA, ASCE, PSLS, NFMT, USGBC, IFMA, and more. He has held a marketing professional certification since 1993. A Fellow of the Society of Marketing Professional Services, Scott currently serves on the SMPS national board of directors and is a former Trustee and President of the SMPS Foundation. He has also been honored with such awards as the Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 and Leadership York Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. He holds a BS in Marketing from The Pennsylvania State University and certificate in professional photography from the New York Institute of Photography. 

    The content for this presentation was originally developed for what became Scott’s most popular blog post on the Engineering News-Record website (“31 Trends Impacting the A/E/C Industry that You Should be Following Now“), capturing primary and secondary research. 


    Annual Gold Sponsors:


    Annual Silver Sponsors:

    Annual Bronze Sponsors:

    Warfel Construction Company

    Buchart Horn

    Media Sponsors:

    In-Kind Sponsors:

    SKELLY and LOY, Inc.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Cancellations made 48-hours prior to the event will be fully refunded.  Due to our commitment with the meeting facility for food and beverage quantities, all other cancellations or no-shows will be invoiced for the full cost of the event.

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    Although payments and contributions to SMPS Central Pennsylvania are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes, they may be deductible as business expenses under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.



    $25.00 SMPS CPA - Member

    $25.00 SMPS other chapter

    $45.00 SMPS Non-member or Guest

    Thank you to our 2018-2019 Annual Sponsors!