4th Nevada Economic Development Conference Set for Reno Aug. 20-22

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‘Connecting Nevada for a Stronger Economy’ Shares Nevada’s New Economic Realities

Nevada’s dynamic and evolving economy will be front and center at the Fourth Annual Nevada Economic Development Conference “Connecting Nevada for a Stronger Economy.”

Its Aug. 20-22, 2018 at the Atlantis Casino & Resort in Reno, NV. and a perfect venue for economic developers, business owners, financial leaders, commercial real estate professionals, transportation managers, elected officials, educators, farm and ranch owners, manufacturers, educators and mining leaders to connect with the nation’s fastest growing job market.

The three-day conference kicks off with a tour at the Switch data center campus which features a super-scale cloud and future-secure telecom gateways all on a renewable energy infrastructure. Following the tour will be an important look at the status of Nevada’s broadband network and its ability to drive and support economic development for Nevada communities. It is presented by the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology.

There is a separate registration fee of $100 for this portion of the conference which includes lunch, transportation and workshop.

On Aug 21-22, the conference drops into a multi-track format focusing on these industry sectors: Agribusiness, Economic Development, Manufacturing, Transportation/Infrastructure and Workforce Development.   Here is a sample of session topics which run the gamut of business and community trends:

  • Smart Agriculture and Climate Change
  • Using Date to the Lure the Next Big Development
  • Nevada’s Infrastructure: Out of Sight and Top of Mind
  • Manufacturing a New Tax Strategy
  • Dazed & Confused: Navigating Marijuana in the Workplace
  • Fixing Nevada’s Broken Housing System

The $200 cost includes opening sessions, lunch with keynote speakers and Exhibit Hall Reception. A one-day conference pass is $150 after July 6.

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The conference also feature four keynote speakers who will expose business folks to the latest trends and insights.

Raj Sisodia: Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism International

Can business have a higher purpose? Are there more important benefits than just financial return?  Raj Sisodia, Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism International, believes that businesses that are good, ethical, noble and heroic…can also be highly profitable. From Whole Foods Market to Patagonia, he will share their stories.

Michael Tchong: Ubertrends: How Trends and Innovation are Transforming Our Future

Driving trends that reinvent markets, Tchong inspires attendees by dissecting opportunities that exploit market shifts, in particular massive “Ubertrend” waves that are shaping your customers needs and perceptions.

Peter Kageyama: For the Love of Cities

Peter Kageyama is the author of “For the Love of Cities: the Love Affair Between People and Their Places.” He is a grassroots engagement strategist who speaks all over the world about bottom-up community development and the amazing people who are making change happen.

Mike Nager: Industry 4.0 and the Rebirth of American Manufacturing

What’s new, and determining the growth of manufacturing in the United State and Nevada, are the new technologies and the challenge to train and educate the workforce needed to make this happen. Nager will walk attendees through the Industry 4.0 work floor that sports collaborative robots and customer-transparent technology.

The multi-track conference is presented by the Western Nevada Development District.

For further information, including registration details, log on to www.nvedc.com and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NVEDC/

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