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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.

Upcoming Consultants Forums
Consultants Forum23
Consultants Forum23
The Ritz Carlton
New Orleans, Louisiana
June 5 - 7, 2017
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Women Consultants Forum 8th Annual Women in Economic Development Forum
Sofitel Water Tower
Chicago, Illinois

September 24-26, 2017
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FDI Forum Canada Canadian FDI Forum2
Hôtel Château Laurier
Québec City, Canada
October 22-24, 2017
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Consultants Forum22
Consultants Forum24
Vinoy Renaissance Hotel
St. Petersburg, Florida

December 4 - 6, 2017
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 What did our 2016 attendees say?
Consultants Forum 22 - Miami

Consistent with what has become the brand for the forum series, the Miami forum was excellent in both style and substance. The venue, program content and program logistics and the collective consultant panel were superb! With the recent market place proliferation of similar events, the Forums continue to cement its place as one of the preeminent consultant/ED professional educational and networking events in the industry.

Muskogee City-County Port Authority, Oklahoma

This was my first forum and one of the best events I've attended in my 15+ years in this profession.
Carolinas Gateway Partnership, North Carolina

We gained a lot of extremely valuable insights. We enjoyed every minute of it. Well done.
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Rhode Island

Another great conference! Thanks so much for all the effort and professionalism that is put into these conferences.
Illinois Municipal Electric Agency

Great way to be updated on current trends. Good speakers and well organized. Thank you!
Invest in Denmark

This was my first Area Development event and I was extremely impressed at the attendance (both from consultants and economic developers), the accessibility of networking opportunities, and the quality of venues and events. I very much look forward to attending more events in the future.
Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance, Alabama

The forum was great with good interaction with the speakers.
Duke Energy, North Carolina

It was a great learning experience - good content, well organized.
Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, Rhode Island

The venue was great, the consultants were great, and I look forward to attending future events.

The Canadian FDI Forum - Toronto

Great Forum! Of the sessions I was able to attend all were very informative. Great networking opportunity with site selectors.

Brampton Economic Development Office, Ontario

Very happy that I attended and will recommend further participation in the future! Very clear that great effort was made to bring relevant information, useful tips and practical insights to the audience.
County of Simcoe, Ontario

This was my first time at one of these forums and I can assure that I will definitely attend in the future. Being a sponsor gave us great visibility with the site selectors so it was great value for our money!
City of Woodstock, Ontario

Excellent forum, lots of great take-always. Will definitely be attending the next one.
City of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Consultants Forum 21 - St. Louis

Excellent - great mix and balance of events, content. Venue was fantastic. Enjoyed the bus ride to a different part of town for the dinner.

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Excellent. Great opportunity to interact with speakers and attendees.
EDC of Decatur Macon County, Illinois

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The Consultants Forum Supports Community Plates

Community PlatesFounded in January 2011, Community Plates is committed to ending American food-insecurity through direct-transfer food rescue. Established as a 501(c)3 non-profit food-rescue platform, Community Plates is focused on transferring healthy, usable foods to where it can help feed those in need. This volunteer-driven, technology fueled process coordinates with restaurants, grocers, bakeries, caterers and other food-service organizations who have foods destined to be thrown away and delivers the food to soup-kitchens, food-pantries and other hunger relief organizations who serve food-insecure individuals and families.

The Consultants Forum is pleased to support this relief service by providing all the unused food from our events to Community Plates. We will continue to support Community Plates at locations of all future Consultants Forum events.

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