Executive Conference Program

Business Facilities LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical and strategic conference program that helps delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues.

Tuesday, April 25th, 9:00am
Keynote Presentation
Show Me the Money (Supply)
Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group

Soft landing?  Something harder?  Whither inflation?  This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of the major factors shaping economic outcomes, including central bank policymaking, worker attitudes, business confidence, and geopolitics.  It will then turn toward a forecast for the year to come, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

About Dr. Basu

Tuesday, April 25th, 12:45pm
General Session
Streamlining Your Site Selection Process
Jeff Pappas, Senior Managing Director, Newmark

Site selection can be a complex, time-consuming process of elimination. Many times, the site selection process is about how to eliminate markets, not just the selection of a market. This is referred to as Down Selection. In this presentation, you will learn how site selectors assist their clients in differentiating markets using both analytical and qualitative techniques. We will also discuss how Economic Development Organizations can avoid making mistakes that could eliminate their markets early in the process.

About Jeff

Tuesday, April 25th, 4:30pm
Panel Discussion
Where Is Your Best Workforce?

You’re ready to relocate or expand, but do the locations on the shortlist have the people you need to keep business moving and thriving? Across industries, the ongoing shortage of skilled or ready to train employees makes workforce one of the tougher items on today’s site selection checklist. This panel discussion with site consultants will cover insights from their experiences, as well as a look at what might be changing for 2023.


David Gaines
Managing Director
Goldstone Consulting Group
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Ford Graham
Senior Managing Director
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Jacob Everett
Corsa Strategies
About Jacob

Wednesday, April 26th, 9:00am
General Session
Perspectives: Women In Site Selection

Women’s economic impact continues to grow, from consumer to CEO to commercial real estate leader. In this panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to talk with three women who are leaders in the site selection and CRE arenas. Panelists will share their experiences and views on a range of topics, from finding the right site for clients in today’s market to navigating industry challenges to their best strategies for professional development.


Sabrina Champagne
President of State Tax Credits
About Sabrina

Jenny Massey
Director of Site Selection & Business Incentives
About Jenny

Jamie Newell
Broker | Consultant
NAI Ready
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Wednesday, April 26th, 12:30pm
General Session
Impactful Incentives
Taylor Murray, Manager, Location Analysis and Incentives, Maxis Advisors

What kinds of incentives are most impactful for a project? How do economic incentives and tax policy affect site selection decisions? Taylor will discuss national and state level policy trends that affect economic development and how client companies evaluate these trends in their site selection searches. From mega projects to existing industry expansions, there are strategies to best position the client for success at the negotiating table and in the community after a project commences. He will also discuss how economic developers can balance flexibility and creativity while maintaining the best interests of their community in pursuing projects.

About Taylor