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The 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. CONFERENCE PROGRAM 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 SPONSORS The current roster of 2014 LiveXchange sponsors, by region, includes: U.S. NEW ENGLAND/MID-ATLANTIC • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, NY • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & Pittsburgh Regional Alliance U.S. SOUTH • 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 U.S. SOUTHWEST • Greater Houston Partnership / Centerpoint Energy, TX • Norman Economic Development Coalition, Norman, OK • San Antonio Economic Development Foundation,TX U.S. GREAT LAKES • Lansing Economic Area Partnership / LEAP, MI • Quad Cities First, IL and IA • Regional Growth Partnership [Toledo] JobsOhio U.S. PLAINS • GO Topeka Economic Partnership, KS • The Joplin Regional Partnership (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma) • Overland Park Economic Development Council, KS CANADA • Durham Region, Ontario, Canada To learn more, visit BFLiveXchange.com today!
Business Facilities LiveXchange has announced it will hold its 10th annual event at South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes April 6-8, 2014.
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