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The Jefferson Hotel
Richmond, Virginia

June 2-4, 2020
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Area Development is pleased to be returning to Richmond, bringing its annual Spring Consultants Forum to the iconic Jefferson Hotel, June 2nd-4th, 2020.

Attendees will hear from and network with leading site consultants and industry experts who will head a program focused on the trends influencing corporate location and economic development strategy.


The event opens Tuesday with a Reception and Dinner. The fast-paced daily agenda consists of presentations and panels, ending with roundtable discussions where attendees can engage face to face with speakers. On Wednesday everybody will enjoy a night out at the offsite Dinner.

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2019 Spring Forum Feedback

“The Consultants Forum was an excellent way to hear from industry experts and consultants. The networking times and roundtables were valuable to ask questions and create connections. The value of connecting with some of the leading consultants in the country is very beneficial.”

“Excellent forum, the variety of speakers with diverse backgrounds and experiences made the conference information so practical and helpful. Your team always does a stellar job.”
ElectriCities of North Carolina (sponsor)

“Great Forum as always. Made a few brand-new contacts, reconnected with old contacts, and generated a new project out of it. Thanks guys!”
Denton Economic Development Partnership, Texas

“The number of attendees makes the Forum size just right to allow meaningful conversations with site consultants without having to wait in a long line.”
Regional Growth Partnership, Ohio

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