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Conference & Forum Series
Consultants Forum35
Marriott Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, Virginia

June 10-12, 2024
Consultants Forum 35
Consultants Forum
Consultants Forum

Area Development is pleased to be returning to Virginia, bringing the annual Spring Consultants Forum to the Marriott Virginia Beach Oceanfront, June 10th-12th.

The program will provide the opportunity to hear from and network with leading site consultants and corporate real estate advisors who will head a fast-paced agenda focused on the trends influencing corporate location decisions and economic development strategies.


The Forum opens Monday night with a reception and dinner. The Tuesday daily program consists of 25-30-minute sessions and panels, ending with roundtable discussions where attendees can engage face to face with speakers. The conference concludes Wednesday morning with a closing lunch.

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2023 Spring Forum Feedback

“I thought the forum was well organized. I appreciated that there was clear thought put into sponsoring good conversations with site selectors.“
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Nevada

“The Consultants Forum 31 provided a great opportunity to network with the leading Site Consultants and like-minded communities. Looking forward to the next Consultants Forum.“
Central Florida Development Council

“Great event - good, knowledgeable speakers, insightful information.“
East Central Indiana Regional Partnership

“I think the entire Forum and complementary events were great. The content and the speakers were excellent! The receptions and dinners were tasteful, interesting, and wonderful opportunities for networking. The venues were all great too!“
Harrison County Economic Development Corporation, Indiana

“Always a great to learn best practices from the site selectors. Networking is good at these types of events with plenty of time to talk with folks. Always well run with great participation. Really enjoyed the sessions this year and food as well. Looking forward to future events.“
Macomb County, Michigan

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