The Global Leadership Forum for CEM Programs was founded in 2010 by Makarand Hastak, professor and head of the Division of Construction Engineering and Management at Purdue University. The forum meets yearly to discuss how to create the next generation of construction leaders. At the time of the first event, held in 2011 at Purdue University, the GLF had 28 delegates. In just six years, the numbers have more than doubled, reaching 72 members from 57 institutions spanning 16 countries. Events have been held all over the world, from Hong Kong to Germany. Next year’s forum will take place at Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, South Africa.