2021 Meet the Consultants - Atlanta

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 to Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The Whitley Atlanta - Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326-1172
United States

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Meal functions take place in the Legacy Ballroom. Walk to the Whitley's bar and take a right where you will see Meet the Consultants signage. 

Cultivate New Business Relationships

Join SEDC for a day and a half of networking with Atlanta-area site location professionals. During the event, hear from 18 or more prominent consultants as they discuss trends and provide insight into various industry sectors.

On Tuesday evening, attend a networking reception where our site location consultants will be available to answer questions, discuss projects, and help you grow your network.


Hear many Atlanta-based site consultants and advisors speak about their recent project experience. We’ll have six panels that will cover various topics related to economic development and business attraction. 

Advanced Manufacturing Panel
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 9 -10:00 AM

Andrea Brownell - Maxis Advisors
Jim Blair - Navigator Consulting
Jay Garner - Garner Economics
Corporate Headquarters/Urban Core Office Panel             
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:30 -11:30 AM
Ken Ashley - Cushman & Wakefield
Jodi Selvey - Colliers
Blair Westmoreland - Deloitte

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (Extended networking lunch where you will be able to meet with consultants from panels earlier in the day and those coming in for afternoon sessions)
General Consultants Panel
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 1:30 - 2:30 PM

Forrest Speed- Colliers 
Tom Croteau - Maxis Advisors
Jay Garner - Garner Economics
Distribution/Logistics Panel
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Mike Dvorscak - William B. Hare Company
Bradley Pope - JLL
Brett Chambless - Lee & Associates

Networking Reception with Site Location Consultants and Invited Guests
Tuesday, November 16, 20201, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
General Panel
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Ernest Kiser - NEWMARK
Jim Blair - Navigator Consulting
Chris Tomasulo - JLL
Foods Panel                 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
David Dixon - davidcdixon llc
Amy Gerber - Cushman & Wakefield
Chris Copenhaver - Cushman & Wakefield

Dress Code

Business Casual - No ties for Men are necessary.

Hotel & Conference Host

The Whitley Atlanta, Buckhead

Address: 3434 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404)237-2700

The Whitley, a Marriott Luxury Collection Hotel, stands at the intersection of timeless elegance and cosmopolitan style, of the storied history and Southern tradition, of an iconic address and abiding sophistication, in the heart of Atlanta's-so-chic Buckhead neighborhood.

Standing tall above sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline, The Whitley is a celebration of thoughtful appointments capturing the essence of Buckhead’s characteristic charm. Our historic hotel pays fitting homage to Buckhead’s original purpose as a meeting place, offering superlative settings for gatherings of any kind.

Click here to book your room.

Acknowledgment of Enhanced Safety and Health Measures for All Attendees:
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SEDC's in-person events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to abide by SEDC's and the host property's efforts to comply with current CDC recommendations related to COVID-19 (and any state of Georgia requirements) and to engage in certain health-and-safety-beneficial conduct while attending the event as requested by SEDC (e.g., wearing a mask, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, not attending the event if feeling sick or showing certain symptoms).  You agree not to hold SEDC, Marriott Hotels, or any of their directors, officers, employees, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.

Special Needs:
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), conference management will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities at its meetings. If you need assistance or have dietary restrictions, please indicate this on your registration form or call the SEDC Office at (404) 523-3030.

Registration Fees:
Member and non-member registration fees include All conference sessions, Tuesday reception, breakfast, lunch Tuesday, and breakfast on Wednesday.

To obtain a refund, all cancellations must be received in writing at the SEDC office by October 1st. All cancellations will have a $50.00 administrative charge up until this date. Cancellations received after will have a $150.00 cancellation fee. Any registrant who does not submit cancellation correspondence by November 1st and does not attend the meeting is required to pay the balance in full. Registrants may substitute attendees without penalty.

However, appropriate member/ non-member rates will apply to substitute attendees.

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Don’t miss this excellent sponsorship opportunity for exposure to Atlanta-based site location consultants, up-and-coming economic developers, and SEDC members. Sponsorship information is available by clicking the logo above to download the form. Direct any questions to Matthew Darius at matthew@sedc.org

Thank you, Sponsors!