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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Lunch and Leads: Data Centers

Tysons Maggiano's

2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102


7:00 am - 10:00 am

Signature Series

Domain 3: Client and Business Development

Domain 4: Proposals



Join the SMPS DC Procurement Committee at the Lunch and Leads: Data Centers luncheon! Data center experts and representatives from some of the area's largest data center development firms will be sharing future planning and development project opportunities in the DC metro area. Join us to find out what those opportunities are, where the future hot spots will be, and how you can position yourself to work on these opportunities.

What You'll Learn

The SMPS DC Procurement committee will host industry experts and representatives from local data center development firms to discuss current and planned design and construction projects and opportunities in the DC region. Our distinguished panel of speakers will provide insight on how their procurement processes work, how they like to be approached by AEC industry professionals, and how they make a final decision on which project team to use.

Speakers include:

  • Dan Ephraim, Infomart Data Centers, Vice President
  • Allen Tucker, JLL, Managing Director and Mid-Atlantic Data Center Solutions Practice Leader
  • Ross Rebraca, HITT, Vice President, Technology
  • More speakers to be announced; stay tuned!

There will also be time before and after the presentations to network and find your next teaming partners for this active data center market.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify upcoming design and construction projects.
  • Identify long-term planning and future hot spots.
  • Gain some insight to their procurement process.
  • Find your next teaming partner and identify your competition.

SMPS DC is also collecting business attire clothing donations during this event to help empower local men and women returning to the workforce. Donations will be taken to the local Jubilee Jobs organization.

We’re accepting the following new and used professional attire (all clothing donations should be dry-cleaned):


  • Dress shirts
  • Ties
  • Slacks
  • Business suits
  • Casual dress shoes


  • Blouses
  • Dark-colored skirts
  • Professional dresses
  • Casual dress shoes
What It Costs

Registration deadline: Monday, May 28; walk-ins welcome

Capacity: 160

  • Member: $65
  • Board Member: $45
  • CPSM: $55
  • Non-Member: $90
  • Walk-in Member: $75
  • Walk-in Non-member: $100
Additional Details


  • 11am Doors open / networking
  • 12pm Lunch
  • 12:30pm Speaker presentations

CEUs: 1

Closest metro: Tysons Corner Station (Silver)

Parking: Large surface lot (free)

Questions: Seth Takoch | 703.658.4404 | seth@woodspeacock.com

Interested in sponsoring this event? Please contact Derek Gallardo (dgallardo@ghtltd.com) for more information.