SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

Talent Acquisition & Retention

Talent Acquisition & Retention

Talent Acquisition & Retention

What does it take to develop tomorrow’s workforce? How involved should government be in creating specialized workforce development programs, and what are some of the most effective out there? Once trained, how do companies and regions ensure they retain top talent?
Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Protecting data and intellectual property is critical to every industry sector, and this industry is driving huge innovation and investment. How to de-risk/prevent/identify/react? What do companies in this field look for when investing and expanding?
The State of the States

The State of the States

The State of the States

A candid look at America’s economic landscape and the industries vital to its’ continued growth. How does this region innovate and lead in overall economic competitiveness? Speakers include corporate end-users, economists, and site selection consultants from across the region.
Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots

Rise of the Robots

Robots and artificial intelligence are replacing traditional workers across myriad industries around the world. What will this mean to future generations, and how can we best prepare for these inevitable changes?
Site Selector's Roundtable

Site Selector's Roundtable

Site Selector's Roundtable

The consultant roundtables tend to be the best attended at any economic development event, as real site consultants with real projects share their expertise on how ED Agencies succeed in getting their attention, and how they fail. This year we’re taking it a bit further, combining this prestigious panel with a cocktail reception, so you can network with the nation’s leading consultants instead of a standard Q&A, a first of its kind event!
Technology Innovation

Technology Innovation

Technology Innovation

Aside from discussion around what is needed, this panel reveals what is possible versus what is probable. Future vision meets immediate needs in this area. One of the panelists usually has a significant innovation to reveal that is relevant and worthy of a panel discussion/delegate engagement.