BONDX

The Virtual Forum for America's Leading Architects

March 9-11, 2021

Virtual

About

BONDX is an intensive one-on-one meetings program that connects Principal Architects from North America’s Top 100 Architecture Firms with building product manufacturers who can help solve their design challenges.

Held online over 3 days, 4 hours per day, you can meet up to 40 of these world-class Designers. You pre-select your top choices and we do all the matchmaking and meeting scheduling for you.

It’s a formula that our clients have relied on to drive their sales for over 15 years. We’re talking million dollar deals for some! So don’t let BOND continue to be your competition’s best kept secret… It’s time to find out more.

 

Until we can meet each other again in person >
BONDX has got you covered!

90% success rate with our meetings which were excellent! One of the best events for meeting architects, ever!

Casey Robb

President

CF Robb Consulting

Meet

The primary element of BONDX is the 1:1 meetings

BOND personally invite the most influential architects from the Top 100 Architecture Firms in North America. Every attendee is pre-qualified; we only invite firm leaders with large-scale projects spanning all sectors, who are actively searching for new solutions.

You select the Principals you want to meet from that list, our system does the matchmaking and scheduling for you, plus the BOND Team manage your meetings like clockwork on the day.

Confirmed attendees include:

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Robert Caldwell

Firmwide Specifications Leader

Gensler

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Matt Waguespack

Principal

Stantec

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Steven Danielpour

Principal & Director of Specifications

HOK

Curtis Johnson

Principal

DLR Group

100% of Suppliers at BONDX 2020 said they would do it again

 

Click here to Request Attendee List

How it works

Your meetings are with national managers or company presidents. I now have a high-level name and face associated to many of the building products we specify and use every day.

Anne Whitacre

Principal

HOK

Program

The BONDX program gives you a crystal ball, piecing together the vital aspects that will shape what you do in years to come. Hear best predictions on the future of our economy, the future of our cities and the changing needs of the people that live in them.

NB: Timings are shown in Eastern Standard Time and may be varied at our discretion.

Tuesday, March 9

11:00 am

Welcome

11:15 am

1:1 Meetings

1:00 pm

Seminar - The Economic Forecast

Elliot Eisenberg PhD | President & Chief Economist, GraphsandLaughs, LLC

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Synopsis

With his inimitable humor and vigor, Eliott will take you on a whirlwind journey through the economy. Starting with a macroeconomic overview of how the US is likely to perform, he’ll talk you through every variable (from employment to population growth to interest rates) that will impact demand for architectural services, and look ahead to construction activity for the coming year.

Biography

Acclaimed Economic Expert & Former Senior Economist at the National Association of Home Builders in the USA. Elliot Eisenberg. Ph.D. is an International acclaimed Economic Expert, often called the “Stand-up Economist”, uniquely specializes in making the arcana and minutiae of economics entertaining and relevant. His expertise is sought out by leading public and private sector organizations, state and local governments, hedge funds and investment advisory groups for his valuable insight on the economy and its impact on various industries. With a finger on the pulse of current trends and issues, his presentations include up-to-the-minute economic news and information. He has a unique, comical style that makes economics entertaining and accessible to all audiences.
1:45 pm

1:1 Meetings

3:00 pm

End Day 1

Wednesday, March 10

11:00 am

1:1 Meetings

1:00 pm

Seminar - Be Creative. Be Brave

David Kepron | Founder – Owner, NXTLVL Experience Design

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Synopsis

Our adaptability may be our saving grace as we try to remain sure-footed in shifting sands. David’s session will look at the ‘power of design’ and your evolving role in the making of relevant experiences in a digitally enabled marketplace. Working in a dynamic design culture where adoption of a ‘growth vs. fixed mindset’ will determine success, where do you sit on the adaptability scale?

Biography

David Kepron is a multifaceted creative professional with a compulsive curiosity to understand ‘why’, ‘what’s now’ and ‘what’s next’. He brings together his background as an architect, artist, educator, author, podcast host and builder to the making of meaningful and empathically focused customer connections at brand experience places around the globe. David is a former VP - Global Design Strategies at Marriott International. While at Marriott, his focus was on the creation of compelling customer experiences within Marriott’s “Premium Distinctive” segment which included: Westin, Renaissance, Le Meridien, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Design Hotels and Gaylord hotels. In 2020 Kepron founded NXTLVL Experience Design, a strategy and design consultancy, where he combines his multidisciplinary approach to the creation of relevant brand engagements with his passion for social and cultural anthropology, neuroscience and emerging digital technologies. As a frequently requested international speaker at corporate events and international conferences focusing on CX, digital transformation, retail, hospitality, emerging technology, David shares his expertise on subjects ranging from consumer behaviors and trends, brain science and buying behavior, store design and visual merchandising, hotel design and strategy as well as creativity and innovation. In his talks, David shares visionary ideas on how brand strategy, brain science and emerging technologies are changing guest expectations about relationships they want to have with brands and how companies can remain relevant in a digitally enabled marketplace. David currently brings his creativity and insight on brand experiences to an international audience as a member of VMSD magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board, as a Board Member of the Interactive Customer Experience Association (ICXA) and Sign Research Foundation’s (SRF) Program Committee. In 2014 Kepron published his first book titled: “Retail (r)Evolution: Why Creating Right-Brain Stores Will Shape the Future of Shopping in a Digitally Driven World” and he is currently working on his second book to be published soon. David also writes a popular blog called “Brain Food” which is published monthly on vmsd.com. In September of 2020, he launched a new podcast called “NXTLVL Experience Design” which brings listeners daring and different dialogues about “DATA: Design, Architecture, Technology and the Arts.” His guests include thought leaders who are driven by a passion to create the ‘New Possible’ and promote new paradigms of experiences into the mainstream.
1:45 pm

1:1 Meetings

3:00 pm

End Day 2

Thursday, March 11

11:00 am

1:1 Meetings

1:00 pm

Seminar - The Future of our Cities

Brooks Rainwater | Senior Executive/Director, National League of Cities’ Center for City Solutions

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Synopsis

For years, Brooks has focused on the issue of technology and cities, and the ultimate effects on mobility, the future of work and, most importantly equity within our communities. How have these trends changed and how will that shape the cities of the future? And as the economy and communities recover, how can we continue to make our cities human-centered hubs where people will want to live for generations to come?

Biography

Brooks Rainwater is the senior executive and director of the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Center for City Solutions. Rainwater drives the organization’s research agenda, community engagement efforts, and leadership education programming to help city leaders create strong local economies, safe and vibrant neighborhoods, world-class infrastructure, and a sustainable environment. As an advocate for strong local leadership, Rainwater has published numerous reports and articles on innovative solutions that lead to vibrant and successful cities. He also speaks regularly across the country and overseas on issues facing city leaders. Rainwater’s recent research and interests include advancements in technology and city innovation, the sharing economy, and how the rise of state preemption is impacting local authority. Rainwater’s expertise is a draw for media outlets, including the TODAY Show, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, and the New York Times. He also frequently contributes to publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, CityLab, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Fortune. Prior to joining NLC, Rainwater was Director of Public Policy for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). While there he developed the Local Leaders research series, and spearheaded the Cities as a Lab initiative focused on the key role cities play as creative instigators of innovative practices. Rainwater is an International Advisory Board Member for the City of Rotterdam. He also serves on the Board of Directors for STAR Communities and the American Library Association Public Policy Advisory Council.
2:00 pm

1:1 Meetings

3:15 pm

End BONDX

Why BONDX?

We invest in your success:

You’ll have the support of a dedicated member of the BOND team from day one. They’ll guide you through the experience, and make sure meetings run smoothly. We’ll also provide Online Meeting Success training ahead of the event.

Experienced event organisers:

1:1 events are our business. Not a side gig. Our experienced team know how to run meetings like clockwork.

Higher calibre of attendees:

We have a team dedicated to architect invitation and quality control. We know our architects inside out, meaning you’ll meet the most senior architects with the best projects.

We keep it simple:

You’ll get a simple, focussed, virtual experience with no complex systems or distractions.

Venue
BONDX is a Virtual Event

Everything takes place through the BONDX website; a simple platform that makes it easy to follow your meetings schedule, attend webinars and discover attendees. Your dedicated member of the BOND Team will take care of you throughout.

Further information will be supplied on sign up.

Virtual

Apply to Attend

Vendor packages include:

  • Chosen number of 1:1 architect meetings (select from 12, 18, 24, 30 or 36 meetings packages)
  • Virtual Sales Training webinar before the event
  • Company profile on event website, including document and video upload for all architects to see
  • Delegate profile(s) on event website
  • Event Directory containing contact info of all attendees after the event
  • Dedicated BOND customer success manager to guide you every step of the way