October 2 & 3 at JW Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Houston Galleria

The annual Advanced Work Packaging Conference returns to Houston this fall. This is the world’s construction industry forum for thought leadership and networking in the Advanced Work Packaging domain. Join the top owners, EPCs, engineers, constructors, suppliers, consultants, researchers and developers making AWP happen on real-world projects in an exploration of current AWP challenges and priorities. Learn about real project successes, share your experiences, gather practical knowledge that is directly applicable to your business, and find partners and vendors that are currently using - or are seeking to implement - AWP best practices.

AWP Conference Advisory Board

The Advanced Work Packaging Conference engages a subject-matter expert advisory board comprised of representatives from the project owner, EPC, constructor and engineer community. This group lends its knowledge and experience to the task of defining the conference themes, developing the program and planning great networking opportunities for attendees. Thanks to the efforts of this board (in collaboration with the conference organizers), we can best address the current challenges and priorities in AWP at the conference.

2018 Advisory members


What to Expect at the Conference

With nearly 8 hours of content on the main stage and 20 breakout sessions to choose from across four themed tracks over two full days, you will find no shortage of usable AWP knowledge and information that you can apply directly to your projects. When you're not learning and sharing, you'll be enjoying some high-quality face-time in our dedicated networking blocks. 


MONDAY • 10/2
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Early check-in and reception

Check in with our registration desk early to skip the line in the morning. Hang around for a cocktail meet-and-greet with organizers and attendees.


Tuesday • 10/2
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Conference Day One

The AWP Conference kicks off, with a packed schedule of plenary and breakout sessions featuring presentations and panel discussions packed with usable information featuring representatives of global, industry-leading AWP stakeholders. A cocktail networking reception in the evening provides an opportunity to mingle with like-minded thinkers and doers.


Wednesday • 10/3
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Conference Day Two

The second day of conference events kicks off. Enjoy another full slate of engaging content from speakers on the main stage and in the breakout tracks. Our sponsors' booths and exhibitors' tables are integrated into the ballroom and breakout spaces, so take some time over the course of the day to get to know them and learn more about what they have to offer.

Learn More About The Conference:

Who Attends the Conference?

Since 2009, the AWP Conference has attracted thousands of attendees representing some of the biggest project owners, construction and engineering contractors, vendors and suppliers in the world. 

iNTEGRATED networking

Find the partners you want to work with! Feedback from past attendees and sponsor companies tells us that project owners view the AWP Conference as a key opportunity to identify their AWP priorities and seek the contractors and suppliers that can help them hit their targets.

That's why there are multiple professional networking opportunities integrated into our program and tradeshow & exhibition spaces.


A Sophisticated Venue

JW Marriot Galleria Hotel and Conference Center: A sophisticated venue situated across from the Houston Galleria once again hosts the AWP Conference. The bright, ten-thousand-square-foot ballroom will feature our plenary stage, tradeshow and networking space with seating for over 300 attendees. A further 5,000+ square feet of conference rooms and meeting space will host our four-track, 20-session breakout program and integrated exhibition.

Book Your Rooms As Early As Possible

We have seen a sold-out hotel in past AWP Conference years, including 2017; early-to-mid Fall is conference high-season, so we strongly recommend booking your sleeping rooms as early as possible. We have secured a great rate for you this year, which is up to 50% lower than the average rates for this venue at this time of year. With events happening from the evening of October 1st through to the afternoon of October 3rd, all located in the JW Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre at Houston Galleria, it will be most convenient for attendees to stay here.


JW Marriott Galleria
Hotel and Conference Centre

5150 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX  77056