ENR kicked off a brand new program to engage customers and prospects from around the country with a three-day ENR Active Markets Tour of Kansas City, June 28-30, where many leading AEC firms are based. The area is also home to several significant construction projects that have just been completed, are near completion, or are breaking ground.
The successful tour was composed of pre-scheduled, private, editorial and business meetings with VIP executives from nine major AEC firms. It included five project or company site tours, and was punctuated by an ENR/MHC cocktail reception at the Intercontinental Hotel. An impressive group of more than 60 Kansas CITY-area AEC executives turned out for the reception to network and meet the ENR/MHC staff. ENR Media, C&S, and BPM groups all participated in inviting and hosting customers for the three days of activities.
The tour was led by ENR editor-in-chief Jan Tuchman together with Paul Bonington, publisher; Bob Stuono, svp sales; and Rusty Sherwood, vp strategic sales. ENR editors Tudor Van Hampton, Aileen Cho and Debra Rubin rounded out the editorial team. Also attending were Bill Mitchell (BPM sales), Steve Werschulz (ENR media sales), Shaun Burns (Strategic C&S sales), Kevin Ireland (Analytics sales), and Brian Carpenter (C&S sales) who all took advantage of the special opportunity to meet and engage local customers.
Senior executives from Burns & MacDonnell, Black & Veatch, Transystems
, JE Dunn, HNTB, PSI, Turner Construction, WireCo, Inc., and Sporting KC all turned out for meetings with their subject matter experts, or conducted the various site tours.