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2015 Young Professionals Meet the Consultants
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2015 Young Professionals Meet the Consultants

11/3/2015 to 11/4/2015
When: 11/3/2015
Where: Magnolia Hotel Dallas
1401 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas  75201
Contact: Marcus Urquhart
(404) 523-3030

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Registration is now open for the Fifth Annual SEDC Young Professionals Meet the Consultants. Economic development professionals 35 and under are invited to join us for a day-and-a-half of education and networking events. This is a great time to hear from local Dallas based site location consultants, as well as professional development speakers to help you in your professional journey. 



SEDC Members $175.00
Works for an SEDC Member $225.00
Non-Member $350.00



Tuesday, November 3

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Welcome/Introductions

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. – Day 1 Session 1

"Looking Forward: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in Economic Development”

Hal Johnson - Chief Development Officer, NAI Earle Furman, Immediate Past SEDC Board of Director Chairman

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Networking Break                                             

3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. – Day 1 Session 2

"How to be a World Class Economic Developer”

       Moderator: Josh Fenn, Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce

Panelist: SEDC Board of Director Officers

Mike Philpot - Executive Director, West Tennessee Industrial Association

Chuck Whipple – Economic Development Director, Lexington County, SC

Robert Leak – President, Winston-Salem Business Inc.

Sam Powers – Community and Economic Development Director, City of Ashville, NC

5:30 – 7:00 Attendee Reception @ Iron Cactus Dallas


Wednesday, November 4

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.- Continental Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.-    Industry Panel: LOGISTICS

       Moderator: Jessica Hood, Development Authority of Burke County

Panelist Logistics

Tim Feemster, Foremost Quality Logistics

Tom Pearson, Colliers International

10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. – Networking Break

10: 30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.- Industry Panel: ADVANCED SHARED SERVICES

       Moderator: Meghan Duke, City of West 

Panelist Advanced Shared Services

Jeff Pappas, CRESA

Kim Moore, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch on Your Own

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. – Industry Panel: Technology 

       Moderator: Scott Poag, Augusta Economic Development Authority

Panelist Technology Sectors

David Liggitt, datacenterHawk

Ali Greenwood, Data Centers Solutions

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.- Networking Break

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.- Industry Panel: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

       Moderator: Meghan Duke, City of West Point

Panelist Advanced Manufacturing

Josh Bays, Site Selection Group

Dean Barber, Barber Business Advisors

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.- Industry Panel:  CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

       Moderator: Andrew Carnes, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Panelist Attracting Corporate Headquarters

Alison Benton, Aliquantus Consulting

Susan Arledge, CRESA

Van Power, COO of NAI Robert Lynn 

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception with Local Site Location Consultants @ Magnolia Hotel



Magnolia Hotel Dallas
1401 Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas  75201


The SEDC room block is now closed. Please contact Marcus Urquhart at for availability.  


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