Overview

The Marcum Construction Summit, is dedicated to updating construction contractors, finance and accounting professionals on the economic state of the construction industry. This complimentary event is expected to draw over 150 construction contractors and other service providers from Long Island and New York.

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Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Marcum LLP, ABC & CFMA

What to Expect?

Agenda

12:00 PM
Check-In - Lunch - Networking
1:00 PM
Opening Remarks

Paul DiTredici, Ira Kantor, Marcum New York Construction Industry Co-Leaders

1:10 PM
State of Construction on Long Island

Marc Herbst, Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors Association (LICA)

2:00 PM
Exploring the Impact of Generative AI in Construction

Peter Scavuzzo, Chief Executive Officer, Marcum Technology | Chief Information & Digital Officer, Marcum LLP

Embark on an enlightening journey into the transformative world of Generative AI, with a spotlight on its profound impact across construction, business, and more. Our session is designed as a dynamic, interactive exploration that promises to ignite a new wave of creativity and innovation. Witness the remarkable fusion of cutting-edge AI technology with the mastery of traditional craftsmanship. You’ll leave not just inspired, but also equipped with a robust action plan to harness the full potential of AI in forging the future.

3:00 PM
Coffee Break
3:15 PM
Keynote: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Anirban Basu, Chief Construction Economist, Marcum LLP

Has the Federal Reserve successfully engineered a soft landing? Or, is the confluence of geopolitical conflict, a presidential election, rising consumer debt levels, and still high interest rates conspiring to produce economic downturn in 2024? It is difficult to know whether 2024 will be a good year – but one thing is clear – it will be a very interesting one. This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of major factors shaping economic outcomes, including interest rates, global conflict, wage dynamics, business confidence, and demographics. It will then turn toward a forecast for the coming year, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

4:15 PM
Networking and Cocktail Reception

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Anirban Basu

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with an office in Orlando, Florida.  The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others. 

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Anirban Basu

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Sage Policy Group, Inc.

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with an office in Orlando, Florida.  The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others. 

In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed him Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission (2014-2021).  He serves as Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee.  He is also the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors, the Chief Economist of the Maryland Bankers Association, and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association.  He serves or has served similar functions for Visit Baltimore, Maryland Realtors, and Marcum, LLP.  

He has lectured at Johns Hopkins University, most recently in Global Strategy, and has also taught international economics, urban economics, micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins. His radio show can be heard weekdays on 88.1FM, WYPR, Baltimore.   

In both 2007 and 2016, the Daily Record newspaper selected Mr. Basu as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. The Baltimore Business Journal named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.

Dr. Basu has been on many boards over time, including First Mariner Bank, the Baltimore City Public School System, Port Discovery, the Baltimore School for the Arts, and Union Memorial Hospital.  He is currently on the boards of the University of Maryland School of Law, St. Mary’s College, the University of Maryland Medical Center, the University System of Maryland Foundation, the Center for Emerging Media, the Lyric Opera House and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School System.

Dr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.  His Juris Doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law.  His doctoral work was completed at UMBC with a concentration in health economics.

Speakers

Paul DiTredici

Partner, Assurance Services - Marcum LLP

Paul DiTredici is a partner in Marcum’s Assurance Services group and co-leader of its New York Construction Service group. He provides assurance and consulting services to various types of clientele in the construction and real estate industries, working closely with general contractors, construction managers, and a wide range of subcontractors. In addition, Paul provides tax planning and compliance services. His proficiency goes further than traditional areas of accounting as he is strategic planner and trusted business advisor for his clients.

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Paul DiTredici

Partner, Assurance Services - Marcum LLP

Paul DiTredici is a partner in Marcum’s Assurance Services group and co-leader of its New York Construction Service group. He provides assurance and consulting services to various types of clientele in the construction and real estate industries, working closely with general contractors, construction managers, and a wide range of subcontractors. In addition, Paul provides tax planning and compliance services. His proficiency goes further than traditional areas of accounting as he is strategic planner and trusted business advisor for his clients.

With more than 20 years of public and private accounting experience, Paul has authored many articles that have been published in various professional publications. In addition, he participates in community and fundraising efforts. He serves on the board of directors as assistant treasurer of the Long Island Chapter of the Risk Management Association and is an active tribute committee member and supporter of Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, among many other organizations.

Marc Herbst

Executive Director - Long Island Contractors’ Association (LICA)

Marc Herbst has served as Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors’ Association (LICA), the premier regional trade association of the heavy construction industry since 2006, where he manages services and programming, labor, and safety training for more than 170-member firms and acts as the voice for the industry’s public and government advocacy. Under Mr. Herbst’s tenure, LICA has become a critical driver of the Long Island economy, responsible for thousands of construction jobs within the bi-county region. He serves concurrently as the New York Roadway and Infrastructure Coalition (NYRIC) president. In addition, Herbst is a Past Chairman of the Council of State Executives for the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), a board member of the Town of Islip’s MacArthur Airport’s Advisory Board, and a director of the Midway Crossing Local Development Corporation (CDC).

Ira Kantor

Partner, Tax & Business Services - Marcum LLP

Ira M. Kantor is partner-in-charge of the Accounting Services division in the Firm’s Melville, New York office and a leader in the national Construction Services Group. He advises clients with financial statement preparation, tax compliance, tax planning, budgeting and forecasting, and business consulting.

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Ira Kantor

Partner, Tax & Business Services - Marcum LLP

Ira M. Kantor is partner-in-charge of the Accounting Services division in the Firm’s Melville, New York office and a leader in the national Construction Services Group. He advises clients with financial statement preparation, tax compliance, tax planning, budgeting and forecasting, and business consulting.

Ira is proficient in Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) and helps develop curriculum for the national Accounting and Business Services Department on an annual basis.

He has extensive experience serving clients in a variety of industries, with a niche working with closely-held businesses in the construction industry. He frequently speaks and is asked to write articles for industry organizations on topics related to accounting and auditing matters in the construction industry.

He is active in the construction business community, with leadership positions at the Construction Financial Management Association, Contractors for Kids, Real Estate Institute at Stony Brook University, and at the Institute of Management Accountants, among other community endeavors.

Peter Scavuzzo

Chief Executive Officer, Marcum Technology | Chief Information & Digital Officer, Marcum LLP

Peter Scavuzzo is the CEO of Marcum Technology as well as a partner and chief information & digital officer of Marcum LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China and Ireland. Marcum is part of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.

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Peter Scavuzzo

Chief Executive Officer, Marcum Technology | Chief Information & Digital Officer, Marcum LLP

Peter Scavuzzo is the CEO of Marcum Technology as well as a partner and chief information & digital officer of Marcum, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China and Ireland. Marcum is part of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.

Peter is responsible for creating and executing the strategic technology roadmap across all Marcum Group companies. His current strategic charter focuses on five major points: Innovation, Digital Transformation, Customer Experience, Data Analytics/Insights, and Risk Aversion. During his tenure at Marcum, he has played a key role in the Firm’s expansion from two to more than 30 offices, and has successfully integrated more than 40 M&A transactions.

As an executive leader reporting directly to the chairman and CEO, Peter provides direction in all strategic technology initiatives. He is the Firm leader in digital transformation and is a strong advocate of leveraging technology to ensure that the Firm maintains long-term viability and competitiveness in a rapidly accelerating technology landscape. The initiatives he is promoting are focused on digitally modernizing traditional processes and leveraging technology to drive efficiency and maximize staff productivity.

He is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and actively workshops with leaders on technology trends, the Firm’s innovative strategies, and how they will impact core business deliverables.

Peter earned his Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and Master of Science in Telecommunication Networks from Polytechnic University, which is now known as the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

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