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The Public Power Consultants Forum
Hutton Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

March 30 - April 1, 2015
The Public Power Consultants Forum
Public power utilities have a long history of working with their communities in the areas of supporting businesses and economic development. The Public Power Consultants Forum, developed by Area Development magazine in conjunction with the American Public Power Association, will offer APPA members, along with their community leaders and economic development counterparts, a full program of presentations, roundtable discussions, and panels on what shapes the site selection process and how utilities can be best be prepared to work with economic developers and prospects through the process.

Led by an outstanding lineup of speakers from among today's most active site consultants, corporate real estate professionals and industry executives, this forum will address the leading issues, strategies and best practices necessary for developing a successful economic development strategy.

  Consultants Forum
Since 2006, Area Development magazine�s conference group has produced more than 35 Consultant Forum events focused on the best practices for economic development when dealing with the corporate site selection process, trends and policies.

The Forum opens Monday with an early evening networking reception and dinner at the Hutton Hotel. The Tuesday -Wednesday program is a highly concentrated schedule of presentations designed to focus on those subjects and issues that will help you create a more effective ED strategy. Each day's program includes a networking breakfast, lunch and a series of valuable networking breaks, where you have the opportunity to meet and talk with speakers and colleagues.

On Tuesday evening, the Forum relaxes with a networking reception and allows attendees to enjoy Nashville with Dinner on the Town.

Following Wednesday's closing lunch, you are ready to leave for home or office. Click here to view a preliminary agenda.

Who Should Attend
This event is designed for public power economic development personnel, utility CEOs and executive leadership, as well as policymakers, community officials and state/regional economic developers who work with utilities on economic development.

Hotel Stay
The Forum has a limited number of hotel rooms available at the conference rate of $199 per night on Monday and Tuesday nights. Rooms can only be reserved after receiving your Forum registration form. For those wishing stays for the Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and/or Thursday nights there are limited rooms available. Rooms will only be available to those with paid Forum registrations.

Reservations must be made individually through the Hotel�s Reservation Department by calling 866-894-4609 or by emailing The conference booking ID Code is 4540. Reservation requests via email will be responded to within 24 business hours.

For registration and content-related questions, contact Dennis Shea, President and Publisher at Area Development: 516/338-0900, ext. 208;

For APPA membership questions, contact Heidi Lambert, APPA�s Director of Education: 202/467-2921;

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