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Calendar of Industry Events

June 4 - 6, 2017
Sponsored by
Little Rock, AR
June 8 - 9, 2017
Westin Long Beach
Long Beach, CA
700+ of industrial real estate?s leaders will gather together for this event, which includes: Conference highlights include: ? An exclusive keynote with Walter Kemmsies, managing director, economist and chief strategist for JLL?s U.S. Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure, on CRE?s role in the economy of tomorrow. ? Sessions and case studies on forward-looking topics including the marijuana market, e-commerce/fulfillment strategies, tech value propositions, design, investment strategies and more. ? Leaders and entrepreneurs from industrial giants and cutting-edge space users, including REI, Colliers International, Cushman & Wakefield, Prologis, CBRE, Ware Malcomb and more. ? Behind-the-scenes tours of the Port of Long Beach, the South Bay sub-market, and the San Bernardino Amazon fulfillment center, plus a port competition panel featuring the National Retail Federation and ports in Long Beach, Houston and Virginia.
June 11 - 13, 2017
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
Victoria, British Columbia
The BC Economic Summit takes you out of the office and gives you the space to imagine, create and discuss key issues facing economic developers, local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal leaders, community planners, and more, with some of the most creative and strategic minds in the industry. Successful economic development depends on a team that can identify and foresee challenges, and capitalizes on opportunities. Sometimes you have to make waves to shake things up in a community and to get key players all working together for the ultimate economic development success. The 2017 BC Economic Summit will look at what is Making Waves throughout BC right from the Provincial Capital to individual communities. The Summit will showcase what is shaping communities and how they are riding the wave to a more resilient and stronger local economy.
June 14 - 16, 2017
Hilton London Tower Bridge
London, UK
Change is speeding up, from geopolitical shifts to advances in technology that are affecting the way we live, work, and play. Industrial real estate is not exempt from these dynamic disruptions. In fact, industrial real estate is on the cutting edge of innovation including adaptable manufacturing, sustainable practices and Industry 4.0. For anyone trying to assess the potential impact of the new world order on their property portfolio, this is a rare opportunity to get 120 peers and experts together to dissect the short and medium-term outlook for companies with global manufacturing operations.
June 18 - 20, 2017
Gaylor Hotel - National Harbor
Oxon Hill, MD
The SelectUSA Investment Summit is the highest-profile event dedicated to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. Featuring senior government officials, C-Suite business executives, and other thought leaders, each Summit focuses on a timely theme related to the U.S. investment environment, industry trends, and new opportunities.
June 21 - 23, 2017
Sponsored by
Fort Wayne, IN
August 24 - 25, 2017
Sandton Convention Centre- Ballroom
Johannesburg, South Africa
September 17 - 20, 2017
Sponsored by
Toronto, Canada
September 17 - 20, 2017
Sheraton Centre-Toronto Hotel
Toronto, Canada
With the emergence of new global markets, communities need to work together to encourage competition and advance economic growth. This must-attend event for economic developers - IEDC's first annual conference outside of the United States - will focus on how to Connect, Collaborate, and Create at the global level to contribute to the transformation of local, state, and regional economies. Toronto and its surrounding region are consistently ranked at the top of international indexes for competitiveness, innovation, and liveability. Few cities in the world can offer such multi-sector strength or depth of talent. The region prides itself on an environment that is committed to nurturing and supporting businesses.
September 26 - 29, 2017
Swissotel The Bosphorus
Istanbul, Turkey
IASP is the worldwide network of science parks and areas of innovation. It connects the professionals managing science, technology and research parks (STPs) and other areas of innovation and provides services that drive growth and effectiveness for all members. IASP members enhance the competitiveness of companies and entrepreneurs of their cities and regions, and contribute to global economic development through innovation, entrepreneurship, and the transfer of knowledge and technology. IASP is a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, as well as being a founding member of the World Alliance for Innovation - WAINOVA. IASP coordinates a very active network of professionals that manage areas of innovation and science/technology parks, enhances new business opportunities for companies and research organizations located in these areas, assists the development and growth of new parks and other areas of innovation, increases the international visibility of IASP members and sponsors.
October 7 - 11, 2017
Richmond Marriott
Richmond, VA
October 9 - 12, 2017
Huntsville, AL
The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) is over the moon excited to be heading to Huntsville, Alabama for our 2017 International Conference. You are invited to share your insight with leading research park professionals from around the world. Hosted by Cummings Research Park, AURP's International Conference is THE event for networking and presenting research park best practices. Interesting approaches and creative solutions to challenges surrounding university research parks regarding the conference theme of Launching Cities Catalyzing Legacies, are sought for presentations.
October 22 - 24, 2017
Sponsored by
Des Moines Marriott Downtown Hotel
Des Moines, IA
November 6 - 9, 2017
Chicago, IL
November 7 - 9, 2017
Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Bogota, Columbia
The 20th TCI Global Conference will bring together cluster managers, economic development policymakers, opinion leaders, academics, consultants, development agency representatives, ministries, businesspeople and multilateral agencies among others. The 20th TCI Global Conference will allow interactions between cluster and competitiveness professionals of multiple countries and regions, looking for an interchange of experiences and building synergies that can lead to better: Productive development policies ? Modern industrial policy. Experiences in the implementation of these agendas. Business and joint activities between clusters from different regions and countries.
November 7 - 9, 2017
Bogota Chamber of Commerce
Bogota, Columbia
Hosted by the The Bogota Chamber of Commerce and organized in collboration with TCI, the 20th Anniversary Conference The future of clusters through cross-country & cross-region collaboration aims at emphasizing the importance of deepening collaboration among countries and between regions, in order to further improve competitiveness. Participants can: ? Review the evolution experienced during the last 20 years in local competitiveness policies and cluster agendas and the results of their implementation. ? Get insights on how cluster development is implemented in different world contexts. ? Discuss the relevance for global development of local competitiveness agendas implemented in developing countries. The conference will feature cluster tours, a range of high-level keynote speakers, parallel sessions and interactive workshops. In addition, you can meet and network with new and experienced cluster practitioners during social events. A special TCI 20th anniversary celebration night will be a unique opportunity for participants to get immerged in TCI's history and reflect on the future of cluster initiatives in an ever changing world.
November 8 - 9, 2017
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Boston, MA
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The ideals and passion of the green building community come alive at Greenbuild. The buzz is contagious. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building in their everyday work, and a unique energy is sparked. Participants are invigorated. Inspired. They find themselves equipped to return to their jobs with a renewed passion and purpose.
December 5 - 7, 2017
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA
The heart of Brownfields 2017 is a dynamic educational program of speakers, discussions, mobile workshops, films and other learning formats that are calibrated to provide you with case study examples, program updates, and useful strategies for meeting your brownfield challenges head on. Featuring dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops including many showcasing the Steel City and the redevelopment in the surrounding region, the exceptional training offered by the conference has something for both beginners and seasoned professionals.

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