10th Annual LiveXchange Kicks Off April 6

BFLX 10 year coinThe 10th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange event will kick off Sunday, April 6 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. During the event, corporate executives (delegates) will meet one-on-one with economic developers from the U.S. and Canada to discuss their location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and enjoy networking activities with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives.

This year’s LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical, and strategic conference program to help delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This year’s speakers and topics include:

The Future of Site Selection
Moderator: Jack Rogers, Editor in Chief, Business Facilities
Panelists: Philip Anderson, PhD, President and CEO, P.W. Anderson & Partners; Mark Lautman, Principal, Lautman Economic Architecture; Anatalio Ubalde, CEO, GIS Planning, ZoomProspector.com and SizeUp; Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group

Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs
Speaker: Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group

Boom/Bust Cycles and Site Selection Opportunities
Speaker:  Al Jones, Chief of Scouts, aljonesbusinessgrowth

Site Selection Case History
Speaker:  Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates

Evaluating Financial Incentives
Speaker:  Mark Sweeney, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting

KPMG Market Forecast/Competitive Alternatives Study
Speaker:  Hartley Powell, Principal, KPMG

Workforce Analysis and the Site Selection Process
Speaker:  David Brandon, Senior VP, Site Selection Group

The current roster of 2014 LiveXchange sponsors, by region, includes:

• Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, NY
• Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

• Almost Nashville, KY
• Fayette County Development Authority, GA
• Hernando County, Florida Office of Business Development
• Louisiana Economic Development/AEP SWEPCO
• Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority
• Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation and Santee Cooper, SC
• West Virginia Development Office

• Greater Houston Partnership / Centerpoint Energy, TX
• Norman Economic Development Coalition, Norman, OK
• San Antonio Economic Development Foundation,TX

• Lansing Economic Area Partnership / LEAP, MI
• Quad Cities First, IL and IA
• Regional Growth Partnership [Toledo] JobsOhio

• GO Topeka Economic Partnership, KS
• The Joplin Regional Partnership (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)
• Overland Park Economic Development Council, KS

• Durham Region, Ontario, Canada

To learn more, visit BFLiveXchange.com today!


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