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Area Development
Conference & Forum Series
Consultants Forum34
Marriott Harbor Beach
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

December 11-13, 2023
Consultants Forum 33
Consultants Forum
Consultants Forum

Area Development is pleased to be returning to Fort Lauderdale for the annual Fall Consultants Forum, taking place December 11th-13th at the Marriott Harbor Beach.

The fast-paced program will provide the opportunity to hear from and network with leading site consultants and industry experts who will head an agenda focused on the trends influencing corporate location decisions and economic development strategy.


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

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2022 Agenda



2022 Fall Forum Feedback

“Area Development continues to be my favorite conference. Every time I attend, I am afforded great networking and professional development opportunities. Keep up the great work!“
Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development

“Great forum for exchange of ideas, best practices, and global trends. There's a great attendee to speaker ratio as well.“

“Overall, I thought this forum was great for receiving industry insights and how we can improve our efforts to attract the investments we want to see in our community.“
Indy Partnership, Indiana

“This was the best conference I have attended. The content was great and the consultants were all very approachable and interested in hearing from LEDO's.“
Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

“This was my first time attending an Area Development conference. It was excellent! I gained many valuable insights from the site consultants as well as fellow attendees from EDOs and utilities around the country!“
Lafayette Economic Development Authority, Louisiana

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