The A|E Advisors CEO Forum, our signature event, provides an opportunity to share experiences, war stories, and lessons learned with fellow C-level executives.


2018 CEO FORUM – FEB 26-28

The Phoenician Resort

From its inspiring Sonoran surroundings to its freshly remodeled accommodations, The Phoenician provides AAA Five Diamond service for executive gatherings. 10 tennis courts, new pool complex and new spa, resort fitness facility, and 8 on-site restaurants all add up to Arizona’s premier luxury resort destination.

Optional Golf: CEOs will hit the links on February 28th.

Keynote Presentations

The Future of Making Things: Design and Delivery Innovation in the Digital Age

Presented by:
Phil Bernstein, Former Vice President with Autodesk

Zero to 65 in 27: Lessons Learned During a 27-Year Run as President/CEO

Presented by:
Glenn Fishler, Former President & CEO of BSI EHS Services and Solutions

Danger, Danger, Will Robinson!
The Future of the Design Profession

Presented by:
Bradley Lukanic, CEO, CannonDesign

Click here to view the 2018 CEO Forum schedule

This was the most informative and helpful ‘conference’ I’ve ever attended. The opportunity to be frank and candid was priceless.

The small size made it easy to put names to faces; the caliber of firm leaders was humbling.

Learned a ton, reinforced that much of what we are doing is on target for our market … Conference was A+ for me.

Great people. Great discussions. It confirms for me what I might be doing well and more importantly, what I need to be doing better.



  • Building a Culture of Innovation
  • Thinking Like a Start-Up
  • The Golden Rule(s) of Change Management
  • Identifying and Transferring Critical Knowledge
  • Integrating Acquisitions: Lessons from the Front Line


  • What’s it Worth? Industry Trends in Valuation
  • Building Shareholder Value
  • Trends in Capital Strategies
  • Growing a Successful ESOP Business


  • Beyond Millenials: Preparing for the New(er) Workforce
  • Communication Strategies for Conflict Resolution



  • Opportunities and Obstacles Facing the Ascending CEO
  • CEO: Pinnacle of Your Career? Or Just a Stop Along the Way?
  • Balancing the Executive Life
  • Putting “Success” in Leadership Succession
  • Strategies for Executive Compensation: No One Size Fits All
  • Designing the Right Board of Directors


  • Competition: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
  • Client Research That Drives Firm Strategy
  • Social Media Won’t Transform Your Business…You Will
  • Who does BD and How: Models for Success
  • Breaking Away from the Pack: What’s So Special About Your Company?
  • Building a High-Value Consulting Culture
  • Who does BD and How: Models for Success
  • Social Media Won’t Transform Your Business…You Will