The mission of the RGF Board of Directors is to accomplish its vision through collaboration with Rice University by conducting an Annual Forum and holding Monthly Roundtable meetings within a neutral environment. The Forum’s sponsorship brings together an impressive array of credentials, resources and viewpoints to the discussion and study of problems and opportunities facing the industry. Our sponsors from Rice University include:

  • George R. Brown School of Engineering
  • Jones Graduate School of Management
  • Baker Institute for Public Policy

The Forum also provides an opportunity for the industry to identify areas of mutual interest that could benefit from a collaborative analysis and is an excellent platform for both formal and informal exchange of ideas and opinions.


Target Audience – The forum is focused on the Contractor’s side of the Engineering and Construction industry, primarily to Senior Executives in the areas of:

  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Procurement
  • Offshore Technology
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Project Finance
  • Process Technology
  • Strategy & Planning
  • Construction
  • Information Technology

The forum is also of interest to executives from firms that support the E&C industry including:Vendors, consultants, Customers, Academicians, and Public Policy Experts.