Michigan City, Indiana 

August 1-3, 2018

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & SPA  

CONFERENCe AGeNDA

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open (Sam's Town Corridor, Outside Sam's Town Salon Ballroom)

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening Reception. (It's Vegas Baby! Lounge at the Blue Chip Casino) 

8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Exclusive Sponsorship Only Dinner with the Site Selectors.   

Friday, August 3, 2018 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast (Sam's Town Ballroom)

8:00 –  8:30 a.m.
Mr. Jim Blair, Navigator Consulting:  Foreign Direct Investment from Europe - The Site Selection Process


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
SiteLink Interaction with Site Selectors

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Mr. Joseph Vranich, Spectrum Location Solutions:  The insights on why companies leave California

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
SiteLink interaction with Site Selectors 

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Mr. Paige Webster, Webster Global Site Selectors:  Providing insight on Marketing to Site Selectors

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch and Round Table of Questions and Answers with all Site Selectors. (Sam's Town Ballroom)

Thursday, August 2, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast.  (Sam's Town Ballroom)

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome:  Mr. Paige Webster, President, Webster Global Site Selectors, Mayor Ron Meer, Michigan City and Clarence Hulse, Executive Director of Economic Development for Michigan City.   (Sam's Town Ballroom)

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.
 Ms. Allea Newbold, Ryan:   The aspects of Tax Credits for Site Selection

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
SiteLink Forum Break


9:00 – 9:30 a.m. 
Mr. Tim Feemster, Foremost Quality Logistics:  Site Selection and the Logistics behind it


9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Ms. Amy Gerber, Cushman & Wakefield:  Site Selection Approach from the Real Estate approach 

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
SiteLink Break

10:15 – 10:45 a.m.
SiteLink networking with Site Selectors. These rapid-format interaction sessions between attendees and site selectors are extremely valuable and an opportunity to promote your community's economic development efforts. 

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
​ Mr. Stuart Lipper, JLL:  Real Estate activities and projections in the Eastern region of the United States

11:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
SiteLink Recreation Activities. (Box Lunch included) unique to SiteLink, this is the time for you to unwind and join your peers in unique recreation options including: .  You will enjoy the activities we have planned for you and expand your network at the same time. ()

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Dinner at the Blue Chip Hotel & Spa  Keynote Speaker:  Mark Fisher, President, Dwyer Instruments, Michigan City