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Area Development
Consultants Forum Series



The Area Development Conference and Forum Series offers authoritative events that combine networking and educational presentation designed to address the key issues effecting economic development professionals in today's market and offer insight into the future of our industry. The Area Development Conference and Forum Series brings the best presenters in corporate real estate site consulting and other relevant disciplines to one forum where economic development professionals have access to these influential decision makers.

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Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 24 - 26, 2016
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Consultants Forum21 Consultants Forum21
Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
June 5 - 7, 2016
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Women Consultants Forum 7th Annual Women in Economic Development Forum
Sofitel Chicago Water Tower
Chicago, Illinois

October 23 - 25, 2016
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FDI Forum Canada Canadian FDI Forum
The Omni King Edward Hotel
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

October 30 – November 1, 2016
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Consultants Forum22
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Four Seasons Hotel Miami
Miami, Florida
December 5 - 7, 2016
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 Comments
I must say that it exceeded my expectations and your speakers were great.
Nevada Governor’s Office for Econ. Dev.

Sessions all were valuable. “Sector focused” presentations very valuable.
Bradenton Area Econ. Dev. Corp. FL

Liked the new format of the short, fast presentations. I liked the varied topics outside the usual traditional economic development verticals.
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Overall content very relevant to our work.
Georgia DED

Good all-around event – great speakers, excellent venue and good opportunity to build relationships.
Shenandoah Valley Partnership VA

The level of expertise and knowledge of the presenters are excellent. The topics cover key issues facing economic developers today with insight and thought provoking discussions about future trends.
Minnesota DEED

Excellent speakers!
East Tennessee Econ. Dev. Agency

Great lineup of consultants with a diversity of topics.
Harlingen Econ. Dev. Corp. TX

Loved it! Great topics – punctuality of program greatly appreciated. My first conference and I’ll be at others! Enjoyed the networking with peers and speakers.
City of Kissimmee, FL

All speakers did a great job – worth the trip.
Burke Development, Inc. NC

Always an excellent conference! “Met expectations” because you’ve set the bar high and continue to meet it every time. Love, love, love new 30 min. talk format!
Kansas City Area Development Council

I always walk away with information I can use back home. Always first rate sessions.

Ames EDC, IA

Another strong Forum program.
Entergy New Orleans

Good range of pertinent topics overall.
Southern Oregon Regional Econ. Dev. Inc.

This event had a great panel of speakers.
Indian River Chamber of Commerce FL

Thought the roundtables were excellent. Great chance to talk with consultants.
National Grid

These are top notch events. I attended the (Atlanta) Forum to reconnect with a few consultants and make some new friends. It worked! I walked away with a genuine first-class project.
Taylor Economic Development Corporation (TX)

Our staff has worked diligently for almost a year on this Sierra Pacific Brewery project – (we) learned about this opportunity while attending the Renewable Energy site-consultant conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
AdvantageWest Economic Development Group (NC) - Press Release

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