Shattering Expectations: The Re-emergence of a Region

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Featured Speakers

Ali Velshi

Popular television journalist and host of Real Money with Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America.

Meredith Whitney

Famed Wall Street financial analyst and author of Fate of the States.

Joel Kotkin

Internationally-recognized authority on global, economic, political and social trends and author of the new book, The New Class Conflict.

Sophia Koropeckyj

Sophia Koropeckyj is a managing director for Moody’s Analytics. Sophia manages the Research department of the Economic and Consumer Credit Analytics unit.

Also Confirmed

  • Brad Migdal, Site selection and government incentives consultant
  • Christopher Steele, Corporate real estate consultant with expertise in site selection, business planning, economic development and capital analysis
  • Courtney Dunbar, Leader of industrial site consulting specializing in site development, community asset marketing and economic development planning
  • Steve Weitzner, An economic development thought leader who brings lucrative solutions to corporations and public sector clients
  • Woody Hydrick, Provides strategic consulting services for capital investment projects including new developments, relocations, expansions or consolidations


Why Columbus?