2019 Conference Agenda

Thursday, March 21, 2019

NAIOP NC Board Meeting (all chapter boards invited)
8:00am Registration Opens

Opening Keynote Session | Attracting and Relocating Companies to North Carolina
Moderator: Ned Curran, Northwood Office
Panelists: Patrick Medlin, Executive General Manager of Amada America; Other panelists to be announced

In recent months, we have seen some big projects come to North Carolina and others pass us by. Commercial real estate development in North Carolina is a powerful economic engine, creating jobs and generating significant fiscal contributions to local, state and national economies. Hear about recent success stories on relevant companies that have relocated to NC.


Lunch, General Session & Awards

Is Your Business Ready for Tomorrow
Speaker: John Martin, SIR Institute for Tomorrow

What will the future hold? John helps organizations and communities plan for the future by mapping the trends that will be impacting tomorrow, looking at how the generations impact those trends, and what it means you should be doing today.

Project of the Year Panel

Hear insights from our project of the year winners as they participate in discussing the tends of their businesses and our marketplaces


Concurrent Sessions

2019 Legislative Update – From Both Sides of the Aisle
Moderator: Aquiles Suarez, NAIOP Corporate
Panelists: Brad Crone, Campaign Connections and Chris Sinclair, Cornerstone Solutions

Hear from both sides of the aisle about what is happening in our state and federal government. Brad and Chris offer a unique and entertaining perspective on issues that are impacting our businesses. NAIOP Advocates on legislation for over 17,000 CRE members. Get a national snapshot and find out what's happening in NC.

Connectivity: From Rail to Roads to 5G
More information to come.


Lawn Bowling
Enjoy the fun and games on the lawn.  This is a great opportunity to network and enjoy a little competition.

5:30-6:15pm Networking Reception
6:15-8:00pm A Night of Champions

We invite you to keep it casual as you enjoy some fun, music and pub games with dinner.  Test your skills with everything from putting contest to pop a shot to billiards. Attire: Casual.  

9:00pm Developing Leaders Meet Up (cash bar)


Friday, March 22, 2019

Breakfast on your own