DFW Select Dallas 2019

Date: June 13 - 14, 2019

JUNE 13, 2019 – THURSDAY

6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Reception - Welcome to Dallas!

JUNE 14, 2019 – FRIDAY World Affairs Council located at 325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 4200; Dallas, TX 75201

8:00 A.M. Breakfast/Meet and Mingle – Good Morning Message

Introduction of Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Area Economic Development Representatives

8:40 A.M. Dallas/Fort Worth Investment and Business Climate/Environment

Paul Hendershot - Market Economist, Dallas-Fort Worth CoStar Group; Laila Assanie, Sr. Bus Economist, Specializes in DFW Area, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

9:40 A.M. Economic Development Panel - Moderator: Matthew Rooney, Managing Director, Bush Institute- SMU Economic Growth Initiative; Panelists: Cullum Clark, Director, Economic Growth from the George W. Bush Presidential Center – Southern Methodist University (SMU); Ted Benavides, Executive Resident, Sr. Lecturer, MPA Director University of Texas at Dallas (UTD); Dr. Edmund Prater-Associate Professor of Operations Management University of Texas at Arlington (UTA); Evan Sheets – Director Economic Development, Downtown Dallas Inc.

10:40 A.M. Break

10:45 A.M. DFW International Airport – Milton De La Paz – VP Cargo and Airline Relations.

11:00 A.M. Business–Reason for a Dallas/Dallas Area Location for your Business Panel:

Moderator: Paul Pass – Executive Director-Japan America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth (JASDFW); Panelists: Christine Jha, Deputy CFO, ORIX; Texas Central (High-Speed Rail development Dallas ↔ Houston); Business Representative Financial Institution.

11:35 A.M. Innovation – Importance/Role/Impact – Business/Personal/Lifestyle Panel:

Moderator: Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) Panelists: Paul Puopolos, Executive VP Innovation, DFW International Airport; Dr. Claire Alridge, PHD - Innovation UT Southwestern; John Dupree a collaborator of the George W. Bush Presidential Center – Innovation

12:15 p.m. Workforce Development – Role of DCCCD, Anita Gordy-Watkins, Associate Vice Chancellor, Global

Economic Development Bill J Priest Center, Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD).

12:25 P.M. Lunch/Introduction to Representatives with Experience in the following areas:

Customs, Immigration, Taxation, and Tourism.

1:30 P.M. Site Visits Departure: Option 1- Innovation; Option 2 - Real Estate Sites: New Development (completed/in progress), Redevelopment, Warehouse/Distribution Centers/potential sites for manufacturing locations, Mixed-Use Development.

4:30-5:00 P.M. Adjourn and Return to Downtown Dallas Area – We Hope We Have Provided You Useful information, You Have Gained Knowledge/Intel To Help You Assess Your Investment and Business Interest Options – Please Enjoy the rest of your time in Dallas, and We Wish You All Safe Travels As You Head Home.



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