Meeting/Event Information

SMPS Hawaii holds an event each month alternating between Lunch programs and casual Lunch+Learns. Our Lunch Programs are held at the Plaza Club and educational Lunch+Learns (bring your own lunch) are held at AIA Honolulu. We offer AIA Continuing Education credits for many of our events. 

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New Year: New Business Development Strategy

January 25, 2017
11:00 AM HST - 7:00 PM HST

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Rainbow Suite (Ground floor of Rainbow Tower) EVENT MAP ATTACHED
2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu , HI 96815

It's a new year and it's a great time to take a look at your business development and marketing strategies. Whether your BD strategy is on-point or needs some improvement, SMPS Hawaii's half-day symposium will send you back to the office with tools to implement immediately!
Who should attend? 
Principals, technical leaders, business development and marketing professionals.
Learn how to: implement a business development strategy, empower your technical professionals to be BD rockstars, and get the tools to execute on this strategy with capture planning and teaming. AND network with the industry's top professionals!
We are pleased to have two SMPS National super-star coaches, Jennifer Newman, CPSM and Frank Lippert, FSMPS, CPSM, that will draw on their many years as marketing and business development professionals at A/E/C firms and as industry consultants.
For detailed session descriptions and learner objectives, check out our Symposium page on the website or download the flyers below.


11:00 – 11:30    Registration & Networking
11:30 – 1:00       Welcome & Lunch
1:00 – 1:45         Hit the Mark – Implementing a Strategic Business Development Program in Your Firm
1:45 – 2:00         Break
2:00 – 3:00         More Cowbell: How to Empower your Technical Professionals to be Business Development Rockstars
3:00 – 3:15         Break
3:15 – 4:00         Capture Planning 101
4:00 – 4:14         Break
4:15 – 5:00         Teaming – Everybody’s Doing It
5:30 – 7:00         Pau Hana & Networking
Hit the Mark - Implementing a Strategic Business Development Program in your Firm
Does your firm employ the shotgun approach to business development, marketing to the masses with no clear focus? Do you seem to get close but are having trouble closing the deal? Implementing a strategic business development program in your firm can help your firm transition to a more strategic rifle approach placing more focus on specific targets. This session will take you step by step through a successful Business Development Program that can work for any size firm to improve your return on business development investment.
More Cowbell: How to Empower your Technical Professionals to be Business Development Rockstars 
“More Cowbell” refers to something you need more of, a remedy. As the business developer, you may be the lead singer, but unless you’re embarking on a solo career, your band of doer-seller’s must each master their parts and together you’ll earn your place on the Grammy stage. This (jam) session will give you unique, fun and proven methods to inspire even those who play cowbell to amp up their role in the business development efforts of the firm. 
Capture Planning 101
By taking a strategic, focused approach to pre-positioning with your top priority clients and prospects, you will give your firm the competitive advantage to win more work. This interactive session will take you through the capture planning process and provide examples of strategies that have worked to increase your firm’s effectiveness to establish long-term client relationships that win continued work.
Teaming – Everybody’s Doing It
In this ultra-competitive, post-recession marketplace teaming is an essential part of doing business. Whether prime or sub, there are important communication and marketing protocols that can help build healthy working relationships, easier exchanges of information, and more satisfied, happy clients. 

Registration includes: Symposium materials, lunch, 1 drink ticket and refreshments for the pau hana.
Parking: FREE validated self-parking at the Hilton Hawaii Village or $13 valet parking


AIA/CES LU: This event is approved for 2.5 LU Hour
Mahalo to our Annual Sponsors:
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$100.00 Member Ticket

$150.00 Non-member

$240.00 Team of 2 NON-members ($120 each) - Not to be combined with other discounts