2016 Annual Conference Highlights

Held in Richardson, TX at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel on Thursday & Friday, October 13-14, 2016, the Projectmates 2016 Annual Conference provided sessions for every level of Projectmates user. Throughout the two-day conference, attendees engaged in Projectmates basic training, learned best practices on system usage from industry leaders, and enjoyed great conversation with peers and the Projectmates Team.

Top Conference Sessions

The most popular best practices session was the "Client Panel: Life of a Project with Collaborative Program Management" presentation, where 4 construction management industry experts shared their Projectmates workflow for each construction project phase. All attendees got to see different perspectives on how to collaborate with project teams during the life of a project to maximize time and cost savings.

Guest speaker Barbara Young, Manager of Construction Services at Love's, had a hit session called "Taskmaster Unleashed: Managing Schedules & Action Lists," featuring best practices for linking Projectmates schedules and action lists together to keep track of tasks easily.


"Crawl, Walk, Run: Lessons Learned on Implementing Projectmates Financials" featuring Lisa Henthorn, Real Estate/Construction Coordinator at Conn's, showed our attendees collaborative cost tracking, integration, budgeting, and training from a holistic approach.


An awesome training demonstration held at the conference was the "Construction Finances and the 'Circle of Life'" session, where our presenters guided Projectmates users on utilizing the powerful cost tracking tools in Projectmates, examining the flow of contracts, purchase orders, change orders, and invoices.

Evening Network Reception

Attendees closed out the night with an evening network reception, where the Projectmates team was able to reconnect with or even meet for the first time each of the attendees. Lively conversation and a few drinks were a great way to end day 1 of the conference.

A Big Thank You to our Guest Speakers

We want to recognize our guest speakers at the conference. Your stories, lessons, and usage of Projectmates reflected not only your expertise in the construction management industry, but also provided valuable information for our existing and newer clients to learn from you. You guys rock!

Barbara Young | Manager - Construction Services | Love's Travel Stops
Barbara Young
Manager — Construction Services
Love's Travel Stops

Deborah Raymond | Accounting Manager | IRC Hotels (LA)
Deborah Raymond
Accounting Manager
IRC Hotels (LA)

Jeff Fliger | Construction Regional Supervisor | Casey's General Stores
Jeff Fliger
Construction Regional Supervisor
Casey's General Stores

Jennifer Grieser | Store Development Manager | Tuesday Morning
Jennifer Grieser
Store Development Manager
Tuesday Morning

Lisa Henthorn | Real Estate/Construction Coordinator | Conn's Appliances, Inc.
Lisa Henthorn
Real Estate/Construction Coordinator
Conn's Appliances, Inc.

Tim Baze | Vice President | Poma Retail Development, Inc.
Tim Baze
Vice President
Poma Retail Development, Inc.

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