2018 Emerging Executives Forum January 22, 2018 7:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)


Rules of Engagement:
Maximizing Your Government Relations

Economic development takes place at the busy intersection of business and government. From tax issues and regulatory climate to infrastructure support and incentives, our work ultimately exists in the context of public policy. That means politics, and skillfully navigating the corridors of power in Raleigh and Washington DC - advocating on behalf of communities, clients and projects. Join current and former legislators, lobbyists and economic development leaders for this timely seminar on government relations for NCEDA emerging executives.

The agenda is being finalized, but we look forward to hearing from these remarkable speakers:

  • Adrienne Cole - President & CEO, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
  • The Honorable Mike McIntyre - Partner, Poyner & Spruill / Former Congressman, US House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Jason Saine - Representative, NC House of Representative
  • John White - Director of Legislative Affairs, NC Department of Commerce

NCEDA has a block of rooms at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel for the night of Monday, January 22, however the deadline to make a reservation at our discounted rate of $129++ was January 10. Please contact Liz Dobbins-Smith (888.246.2332 / with any questions.

Monday, January 22
7:30 - 9:30: Welcoming Reception (appetizers, beer and wine - included in registration)
Location - Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar

Tuesday, January 23
8:30 am - 1:30 pm: General Session (continental breakfast and lunch included in registration)
Location - Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce


Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

800 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC, 27602, UnitedStates

The general session on Tuesday, January 23, will be held at the Raleigh Chamber. Our base hotel is the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel located at 421 South Salisbury Street, and the Welcoming Reception will be held at Jimmy V's Osteria + Bar located at 420 Fayetteville Street.


The registration fee includes the Monday evening Welcoming Reception, Tuesday breakfast/lunch, an outstanding program and a great networking opportunity with your fellow economic development colleagues from across the state!

Member Registration Fee: $85

Non-Member Registration fee: $125

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