Late last month, the National Capital Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG National Capital) held their annual Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference at the Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner. As in years past, the Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference brought together some of the region’s best and brightest business minds to network, share business best practices, learn from the success of others and hear about some of the industries and technologies that are driving investment and innovation in the region.

This year’s conference featured a diverse and educational slate of panel discussions and keynote speeches designed to help the region’s business leaders make better, more informed decisions for their companies, and to update attendees on some of the more exciting and disruptive business and investment trends that we’re seeing in the marketplace today.

The conference began with a presentation from Mac Curtis, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Perspecta, Inc. Mac was named a 2011 Federal 100 Award winner by Federal Computer Week and was listed among WashingtonExec’s “Top 25 Execs to Watch” in 2019 in recognition of his leadership in affecting change, progress and efficiency in determining how the federal government acquires, develops and manages IT.

During his presentation, Mr. Curtis walked attendees through the process and steps followed to establish Perspecta, which came together through the merger of the U.S. Public Sector Business of DXC Technology with Vencore Holding Corporation and KeyPoint Government Solutions.

Following the presentation by Mac Curtis, attendees were treated to a fireside chat between Ben Miller, Co-founder and CEO of Fundrise, and Laura Dietzel, Senior Manager, Real Estate Senior Analyst at RSM. During their session, Laura interviewed Ben about the interesting regulatory, legislative and technology changes and advancements that led to the creation of Fundrise, and how his company is disrupting real estate investment.

Attendees were also treated to three separate, but equally insightful panel discussions. Topics ranged from raising capital, to identifying the right growth strategy, to the unique challenges companies face when acquiring government contracting firms.

If you were unable to attend this year’s Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference, we will be recapping many of these excellent sessions and panel discussions in the coming weeks on Corporate Growth, Capital Style. In the meantime, here are some photos for this year’s event:

2019 Mid-Atlantic Growth Conference