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2017 IEDA Annual Conference

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017
  • 1:30 PM
  • Friday, December 15, 2017
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Alexander, 333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Indiana‎


Registration is closed

Onsite registration will be available. 


Thursday, December 14

 1:00 PM Registration Opens/Visit Exhibits
 1:30 PM Welcome
 2:00 PM Stories from the Frontline: Business Attraction
Alan Jones, Life Sciences and Food/Beverage
Margaret O’Riley, Automotive, Chemicals and Plastics
Annie Baxter, Food/Bev., and Advanced Manuf.
John Fremstad, Data Centers
Sarah Johnson, Manufacturing and Technology
 3:00 PM Networking/Break with Exhibitors
 3:30 PM                      

Be More Strategic and Have More Success
A panel featuring the companies that provide studies and strategies of all kinds to talk through what they can do for communities to help them be more successful.
Heidi Amspaugh, Umbaugh
Garth Brazelton, KSM Location Advisors
John Taylor, TPMA
Courtney Zaugg, Veridus Group

 4:30 PM PRIDE: Workforce and Education Strategies
Dr. Andrew Melin, Greater Clark County Schools
 5:30 PM Reception & Exhibits
 7:00 PM End of Reception

Friday, December 15

 8:00 AM Breakfast and Exhibits Open
 8:30 AM IEDA Annual Business Meeting
 9:00 AM Attacking the Labor Participation Rate
Carrie Heck & Chad Carter, HIRE IN
Nicky James, Cook Group Incorporated
Gregg Keesling, Recycle Force
Moderator: Stacy Burris, Radius Indiana

 10:00 AM Break
 10:30 AM IEDC Update
 11:00 AM Legislative Update
Hear the issues that IEDA will face during the 2018 Legislative Session.
Kip Tew, Ice Miller
Mark Shublak, Ice Miller

 11:45 AM Wrap Up
 12:00 PM Adjourn

Room Block - The Alexander
Rate: $199.00 + tax
To reserve a room call (855) 200-3002 and reference the group or use the following link: by November 20.

125 West Market Street, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46204

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