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Calendar of Industry Events

April 24 - 28, 2017
Hannover, Germany
Hannover Messe 2017 ? the world?s leading trade fair for industrial technology ? is just around the corner. Once again, the United States Investment Pavilion will provide a platform for U.S. economic development organizations to showcase their regions to thousands of potential investors.
April 24 - 25, 2017
National Press Club
Washington, DC
Each year, LOCUS hosts its premier conference, the National Leadership Summit, which brings together responsible real estate developers and investors from across the country to engage in exclusive networking, deal-making and educational opportunities. This two-day conference will provide participants with the latest market analysis, best practices and federal policy tools necessary to build and finance socially responsible projects that generate economic prosperity, foster social fairness and promote environmental health. We provide opportunities to meet Hill representatives, tour DC neighborhood projects and network with developers, investors and local leaders from around the country.
May 2 - 4, 2017
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
Collision is ?America?s fastest growing tech conference? created by the team behind Web Summit. In two years, Collision has grown to over 20,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. Attendees include CEOs of both the world?s fastest growing startups and the world?s largest companies, alongside leading investors and media.
May 2, 2017
Sponsored by
Georgia International Convention Center - GICC
Atlanta, GA
May 2 - 4, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA
Join us May 2-4, 2017, in Seattle for the ULI Spring Meeting. This annual gathering brings together over 3,000 of ULI?s top members in the nation, from leading developers, to investment companies, architects, attorneys consultants and planners. Every sector is represented, including residential, retail, office, industrial, and hotel/resort development. Exclusively for all ULI Full Members?ULI?s highest level of membership?and members residing in the states of Washington and Oregon, the Spring Meeting features world-class speakers and discussions on best practices between ULI?s most distinguished members. Participants will: Get board-level strategies for your business. Engage in candid conversations with peers. Build valuable professional relationships with partners and clients. Find out how to capitalize on new trends. Take behind-the-scenes tours in a dynamic city. The Spring Meeting is an annual gathering that is held for ULI Full Members. ULI Associate Members residing in Washington and Oregon are also welcome to attend. The Spring Meeting features world-class speakers and facilitated, town hall?style discussions between ULI?s most engaged and distinguished members. There are plentiful networking opportunities, from casual chats in the hallway to formal receptions that unite participants by their interests or career stage.
May 22, 2017
Sponsored by
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Shanghai, China
This one day training course will be led by global site selection experts and will focus on training and best practices to help economic development professionals attract and retain foreign direct investment.
May 22 - 24, 2017
Le Royal Meridien Shanghai
Shanghai, China
For 14 years the WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment has brought together expanding companies, investment promotion agencies and service providers from across the globe to network and forge long?lasting relationships. Business leaders, chief executives and decision-makers from internationally expanding companies come to hear and discuss the latest news and trends on corporate investment strategy and expansion opportunities. WORLD FORUM attendees are senior leaders involved in every aspect of FDI, including corporate investors, government officials, intermediaries, site consultants, investment promotion agencies and legal advisors.
May 24 - 25, 2017
Royal Sonesta Hotel
Houston, TX
KPMG?s 15th Annual Global Energy Conference will take place May 24?25, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, Texas. Register now to join other senior energy executives and luminaries to share ideas and gain insights on the current issues and emerging challenges that are shaping the energy industry. This year?s agenda is designed to provide attendees with critical insights to help navigate the structural shift in commodity prices and focus on the role disruptive forces are playing in transforming the energy industry.
June 4 - 6, 2017
Sponsored by
Little Rock, AR
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
September 17 - 20, 2017
Sponsored by
Toronto, Canada
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 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 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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