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December 17, 2015
The Site Selection Dispatch
 
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    Sure it's cold in Ontario, but Ottawa's tech connections still glow, in Skating Out of the Dark.
 
    A historic land transfer in Washington will help grow new business, in On the Edge.
 
    The best business parks are driven by knowledge, action or an ideal blend of both, in Catalysts.
 
 
CALIBAJA TAKES CENTER STAGE
 

The CaliBaja region is gearing up to host next year’s WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment, April 3-6, 2016, in San Diego, Calif.

In addition to the return to the WORLD FORUM stage of moderator extraordinaire Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera, confirmed speakers include Martin Ford, Silicon Valley star and author of "Rise of the Robots," recently named Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year; Peter Zeihan, author of "The Accidental Superpower" and firm believer in the role played by mountains, rivers and oceans in a nation’s competitive advantage; and former Fortune editor and current Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Finance Andy Serwer. Contact lauramartin@conway.com for more information.

 
FROM THE ARCHIVES
 
 
  This week would have been the 98th birthday of science fiction and science visionary Arthur C. Clarke, who not only authored "2001: A Space Odyssey" but developed a WWII radar system and proposed a satellite communication system 70 years ago in 1945. Our late colleague Jack Lyne corresponded with Mr. Clarke for his 2003 story about the space elevator — a vision we're happy to report is still alive and well.

Ontario-based Thoth Technology in July received a US patent for a 20-km.-high (12.4-mile) space elevator, from which space planes will launch in a single stage to orbit, and return for refueling and reflight.Rendering courtesy of Thoth
 
Upcoming Industry Events
 
Read about and link to these conferences and many more listed in the events calendar.
( * ) = event is sponsored by Site Selection magazine.
 
Jan 24 - 26, 2016 - IEDC Leadership Summit - New Orleans, LA ( * )
Feb 23 - 24, 2016 - FDI Training - Istanbul, Turkey ( * )
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2016 - World Free Zone Convention - Bangkok, Thailand ( * )
Mar 12 - 16, 2016 - IAMC Spring 2016 Professional Forum - New Orleans, LA ( * )
Mar 15 - 18, 2016 - 2016 Reed-MIPIM Conference - Cannes, France ( * )
Apr 3 - 6, 2016 - The World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (WFDI) - San Diego, CA ( * )
Apr 11 - 15, 2016 - LNG 18 - Perth, Australia
Apr 19 - 20, 2016 - Georgia Logistics Summit - Atlanta, GA ( * )
May 18 - 20, 2016 - 2016 MAEDC - Best Practices Conference - Columbus, OH ( * )
Jun 6 - 9, 2016 - BIO International Convention - San Francisco, CA ( * )
Jun 19 - 21, 2016 - SelectUSA Investment Summit - Washington, DC
Sep 25 - 28, 2016 - IEDC Annual Conference - Cleveland, OH ( * )
Nov 16 - 18, 2016 - FABTECH - Las Vegas, NV
 
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