Midwest Regional Conference

Starts:  Sep 22, 2019 1:30 PM (CT)
Ends:  Sep 23, 2019 6:00 PM (CT)
Associated with  Chicago, IL

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10+ CPE Credits Available! 

The 2019 Midwest Regional Conference offers an outstanding agenda of educational and networking opportunities, designed for CFOs, controllers, and financial managers in the construction industry; construction CPAs; banking and financial service professionals; insurance professionals; surety underwriters; attorneys; and other construction industry specialists.


Sunday Mock Trial & Cocktail Reception. 

Lawyers from the construction law firm of Laurie & Brennan, LLP will conduct a mock trial on legal matters near and dear to the construction financial manager’s heart – payment disputes.  The trial will cover issues concerning payment applications, unsigned change orders, payment of changes made in field directives, unsigned field tickets, liquidated damages for delay, labor inefficiencies and other obstacles to getting paid.   

There will be testimony from chief financial officers of the general contractor and subcontractor involved in the dispute, as well as a representative from the owner.  A judge will rule on the matter, informing the audience of how judges typically decide these issues and providing insight on the current status of construction law.   Lawyers from Laurie & Brennan participating in this trial include Ryan Hiss, Bill Toliopoulos, Erin Krejci, Phil Beyer and Kendall Woods.



1:30 p.m. Conference check-in table opens
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Mock Trial
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Networking Cocktail Reception at The Clubhouse 

7:00 a.m.

Conference check-in & Breakfast Buffet 
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Conference Sessions, Keynote Luncheon, Exhibitor Showcase & Closing Cocktail Reception 

Registration Fee:

CFMA Members: $275
Non-Members: $300
Add Sunday for only $50 more! $75 for non-members 
(registration is available for Sunday only, Monday only or both days) 

Free Membership?  Why yes!

Non-members who attend the 2019 Midwest Regional Conference will receive complimentary membership in CFMA through March 31, 2020! 

2019 Exhibitor Showcase: $500 per booth 

Why exhibit at the conference?  

  • Opportunity to introduce one breakout session includes brief introduction to your company/services (sessions will be assigned)
  • Exhibitor Bingo Game - Encourages attendees to visit your booth
  • Breakfast and Lunch for two representatives (additional reps are $50)

Interested in being an Exhibitor?  Contact: Steve Escobar for more information. 

Limited spaces available.

Luncheon Keynote Presentation: Leadership & Heroic Team Building

Guest Speaker: Daniel Alarik, CEO/Founder Grunt Style, LLC

Daniel Alarnik, a former Army Drill Sergeant, founded Grunt Style after leaving active duty.  For the next three years he sold out of the trunk of his car.  Grunt Style is now one of the fastest growing online apparel companies.  Click here to learn more.

Location:  Marriott Oak Brook 
1401 W. 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Rooms are available on Sunday, September 22nd, for conference attendees.   
Call the hotel to reserve a room under the CFMA Midwest Conference room rate. 
Hotel Website

 Participating Chapters

Chicago -  Madison - Milwaukee - Northeastern Wisconsin
Southwest Michigan - Quad Cities - Western Michigan



Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
1401 W. 22nd Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523


Deb Hypke
(815) 806-4908