Early Bird rates expire at midnight!

Early Bird rates expire at midnight!

Register now for the Corporate Growth Conference and save big.

August 31, 2021

The 2021 Corporate Growth Conference is just a few months away! Act fast and register before midnight to lock in your early bird pricing. Don't miss your chance to network with key players in the banking, private equity and waste & environmental services sector. The conference takes place Nov. 3-4 at the Loews Chicago Hotel.


Here's a quick glimpse of what the day has in store:

Opening Keynote: A Conversation With Patrick Dovigi 

As one of the most aggressive companies in waste over the last several years, Patrick Dovigi, founder & CEO of GFL Environmental will share his thoughts on the state of the industry, the company’s recent M&A activity, and what it takes to build a winning infrastructure within a waste organization. 

Surveying The M&A Landscape: Where Are Values, Where Are They Going? 

Waste and environmental services companies values fluctuate based on a number of market conditions and internal factors. Understanding how values are trending is pivotal for those considering buying or selling a business. This session will address business valuation in the scope of the M&A marketplace and look to where values may be heading in the near future.  
Moderator: Effram Kaplan, Brown, Gibbons, Lang


An Economic Update 

From disruptions brought about by COVID-19 to new leadership in Washington, the U.S. has seen significant change over the last year. Renowned industry analyst Michael E. Hoffman provides a view of macro-economic factors as well as how they translate to specific impacts on the waste and environmental services industries.   
Speaker: Michael E. Hoffman, STIFEL

Managing A Risk Profile In The Waste Industry 

The waste & environmental services industry is becoming increasingly difficult to insure due to fire incidents, vehicular accidents and other on-the-job threats. This session will examine what tools exist to manage these risk factors and how operators have implemented them to manage their businesses.    
Speaker: Jimmy Whitehair, Commercial Insurance Associates


The Benefits Of A Private Equity Partnership 

Private equity firms can be invaluable sources of both capital and business intelligence for waste industry business owners. In this session, hear from business owners who have partnered with private equity firms in order to grow their business to get a firsthand account of what the process is really like and what considerations go into finding the right partner for you. 
Moderator: Rob Michalik, Kinderhook


Improving Internal Operations to Fast-Track Growth 

Managing your balance sheet and free cash flow to create value is essential for today’s owners. This session will examine steps owners can take to fix lagging parts of their business to fast-track growth and unlock value.
Moderator: Joe Ursuy, Comerica

What I've Learned Selling My Waste Business 

Selling a waste business can be a complex and uncertain endeavor for many owners. This session will offer a peer-to-peer perspective on what goes into selling a business, lessons owners should know to avoid potential hurdles, and best practices for ensuring a smooth transition.   
Moderator: Scott Sergeant, Houlihan Lokey