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Consultants Forum - Automotive
The Four Seasons Hotel
Atlanta, GA
April 10 - 12, 2012
Consultants Forum - Automotive

During this two-day intensive Forum, to be held at Atlantas most stylish hotel, April 10 - 12, you will be part of an outstanding mix of major site location consulting firms plus a special panel of corporate real estate executives who will take you inside the corporate decision-making process.

The Consultant's Forum has built a reputation as a no-nonsense, insightful event where you’ll learn about the latest deciding factors in the site selection process from the best "minds" in site consulting, real estate, and corporate RE. Attendance is limited to 100 ED professionals.

Planned Program Topics
The Net Effect of New and Expanding OEM Projects in 2012 and Beyond
Attracting Components/Accessories/Parts Manufacturing Strategy
Keynote Luncheon
R&D and Testing Facilities
Battery Technology Market Growth
Electric Vehicle Manufacturing
The Prospects for FDI Projects
Tier 1, 2 & 3 Supplier Location Requirements

Forum Schedule
Tuesday, April 10

5:00pm  - Registration Opens


5:30pm - Speaker & Sponsor (Private) Reception


6:30pm  - Evening Welcome Reception & Casual Dinner

Wednesday, April 11

7:30am - Networking Breakfast

  8:30am - Welcome and Opening Remarks
  8:50am - Sessions
  10:30am - Networking Refreshment Break
  11:00am - Sessions
  12:00pm - Networking Luncheon
  1:30pm - Sessions
  3:00pm - Networking Refreshment Break
  3:30pm - Consultant Roundtable Breakout Session 1
  4:15pm - Close of General Session
  6:00pm - Networking Cocktail Hour Reception
  7:00pm - Dinner on the Town
  7:30pm - Speaker & Sponsor (Private) Dinner
Thursday, April 12
  7:30am - Networking Breakfast
  8:40am - Welcome to Day Two
  8:50am - Sessions
  10:15am - Networking Refreshment Break
  10:45am - Consultant Roundtable Breakout Session 2
  11:30am - Final Round Up and Takeaways
  12:15pm - Closing Remarks
  12:30pm - Getaway Luncheon
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