There are many reasons to attend the 2016 IEDC Annual Conference. Here are ten - and these are only the beginning.
1. Make Connections with 1,500 Of Your Peers
From networking receptions, to sessions, to the bustling halls, this conference has numerous opportunities to meet and network with 1,500 people from around the world who are involved with economic development.
2. Exclusive International Dinner and Social Hour
IEDC likes to provide thanks to our international-based attendees with an exclusive appreciation dinner Sunday evening of the conference. Sign-up today to join this complimentary dinner and social hour, an annual favourite.
3. Special Canadian Discounted Registration - Save over $160USD
As a Canadian-based attendee, you have a special registration rate that places the CAD on part with the USD. For instance, $720USD will be charged at $720 Canadian Dollar. To receive this special rate, register online and enter coupon code ANNUAL16 at checkout. The on par only applies to registration, and additional events and tours are in USD.
4. Save even more money by bringing colleagues
Want to save even more? Bring a delegation of five or more and save $160 each. Contact IEDC to learn more.
5. Boost your Knowledge - Choose From Over 60 Learning Labs, Sessions, and Luncheons
Check out the information packed program for where you will find multiple learning opportunities for cutting edge trends, case-studies, and knowledge that you can take back and replicate in your service area.
6. Join Learning Tours for Live Case Studies
Join one of the many tours offered to visit businesses, neighbourhoods, and organizations in Cleveland for a unique learning opportunity.
7. Hear From Speakers From Around The World
There will be over thirty international-based speakers from around the globe ready to share their knowledge. Check out the speakers from the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Turkey, and more.
8. Meet IEDC's International Partners
The conference brings together IEDC network from around the globe. Join the conference to meet representatives from IEDC's International Partners, including:
-Economic Development Australia
-Hong Kong Trade Development Council
-Economic Developers Association of Canada
-The World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies
-European Association of Development Agencies
-Center for Local Economic Development (CENLED)
-And multiple Canadian Provincial Associations
9. Explore Cleveland and It's Rocking Attitude
Cleveland, Ohio is like no place you have visited before. This Lake Erie bordered city has an inspirational story with its rebirth through reinvestment in institutions, infrastructures, and relationships. Cleveland offers thousands of arts, culture, food and brewery opportunities ready for you to explore.
10. Catch the early bird registration rate.
You must not wait. Sign-up today. Register before July 15 to take advantage of the early-bird registration and make the most of your special international discounted registration rate.
Whether learning from the hundreds of expert speakers, networking at the international dinner, or connecting with over 1,500 professional in-between sessions, this year's conference is an exciting opportunity for economic developers. See you in September!