The Economic Development Industry's Transition into the Global Economy: Are You Ready?

Registration is Now Open for the 2014 IEDC Leadership Summit

February 2-4, 2014 │ Irvine, CA

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The International Economic Development Council's 2014 Leadership Summit, February 2-4, in Irvine, California will focus on the economic development industry's transition into the global economy. The conference will identify the skills that leaders in the profession must have to excel within international business models.

In today's world of international connectivity, where geographic boundaries are easily crossed, it is imperative that the economic development industry find innovative ways to stimulate business and develop new revenue streams across national boundaries. The economic development professional's new goal is to build a long-term, sustainable community that is connected worldwide. The 2014 Leadership Summit will focus on the success of leaders who have been able to adapt to today's global business environment. Industry experts will also discuss the tools and relationships needed to create a sustainable economic landscape.

Join us at the 2014 IEDC Leadership Summit as we find ways to bring the economic development industry into the global market. Gain valuable knowledge, skills and tools from professionals who are paving the way into the international age.

Irvine, California as an Economic Development Learning Laboratory
As a hub of international commerce, Irvine, CA is an ideal location for the IEDC's 2014 Leadership Summit. The city has brought business, trade, travel and tourism, and government interests to the same table to take advantage of the opportunities the global economy offers. Irvine is also the home to diverse communities and a growing foreign-born population.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Keynotes:

Tina Aldatz, Founder, Foot Petals, Irvine, CA
Dr. Michael Drake, Chancellor, University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA 
Emile Haddad, CEO, Five Point Communities, Irvine, CA 
Mary Walshok, Associate Vice Chancellor of Public Programs, Dean of University Extension, and Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego

Featured Speakers:

LaDene H. Bowen, CEcD, FM, Associate Director, University of Northern Iowa Institute for Decision Making, Cedar Falls, IA
Ronnie L. Bryant, CEcD, FM, HLM, President & CEO, Charlotte Regional Partnership, Charlotte, NC
Cheryl Carrier, Program Director, Ford Next Generation Learning, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, Dearborn, MI
Richard Delano, President, Social Marketing Services, Bridgehampton, NY
Jeffrey Finkle, CEcD, President & CEO, International Economic Development Council, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Janet  Hammer, Director, The Initiative on Triple Bottom Line Development, College of Urban and Public Affairs, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Tallia Hart, A.C.E., President & CEO, Irvine Chamber of Commerce, Irvine, CA
Amy   Holloway, President & CEO, Avalanche Consulting, Austin, TX
Paul Krutko, FM, President & CEO, Ann Arbor SPARK, Ann Arbor, MI
David Madié, Founder & CEO, GrowthWheel, Copenhagen, Denmark and New York, NY
David  Mayagoitia, Chairman of the Board, Desarrollo Economico Industrial de Tijuana A.C., Tijuanna, BC Mexico
Tracye McDaniel, President & CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc., Princeton, NJ
Ioanna T. Morfessis, PhD, HLM, President & Chief Strategist, IO.INC, Phoenix, AZ
Camilla Sharp, Vice President, Red Hot Locations, London, UK
William C. Sproull, FM, President & CEO, Richardson Economic Development Partnership, Richardson, TX
Allison Thompson,CEcD, EDFP, Director of Economic Development, City of Cedar Hill, Cedar Hill, TX
Shelia Thornton, Vice President of Workforce Excellence, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, Palm Springs, CA
Claudia Viek, Chief Executive Officer, California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity, San Francisco, CA
Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority, Phoenix, AZ
Rick L. Weddle, FM, HLM, President & CEO, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, Orlando, FL

Check back regularly as our list of speakers keeps growing!

Reserve Your Hotel Room Today

Irvine Marriott 
18000 Von Karman Avenue 
Irvine, CA 92612

IEDC room rate: $139 single/double 
Group rate cutoff: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Reservations: (800) 228-9290 
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