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Waterfronts: Leading the Washington Region’s Recovery

Digital Summit: How Developers and Public Officials are Ready to Rock the Boat

Digital Summit Ended On: Wednesday June 30 2021

How to join the digital summit

Head to https://www.accelevents.com/e/6850ReopeningtheWashingtonRegionsWaterfronts, 30 minutes prior to the summit, the lobby opens and an "Enter Event" button will appear. Click the "Enter Event" button and then enter the email address you used when registering for your ticket. Next click "Forgot password?" followed by "Reset My Password". You will then be sent a 6 digit code that will allow you to set a password for your Accelevents account. Once your password is set, you will automatically enter the event and will stay logged into the platform. We suggest joining on a laptop or desktop using the latest version of Chrome for the best experience. If you have any questions, email digitalsummits@bisnow.com

Presented By

Digital Summit Speakers and Panels

Anchoring DC: How 5 Local Waterfronts are Reshaping - and Connecting - the Region

What Makes Our Waterfronts Unique?

Toby Millman

Toby Millman

SVP, Brookfield Properties
Michael Stevens
Moderator

Michael Stevens

President, ​Capitol Riverfront BID

Rising Tides: Why Waterfronts Are Leading DC’s Recovery

Leading the regional recovery through hotels, destinations, and attractions

Sherry Abedi

Sherry Abedi

General Manager, Thompson Hotel
Gregory O'Dell

Gregory O'Dell

President & CEO, Events DC
Donna Westmoreland

Donna Westmoreland

COO, IMP

Buoying Business: 5 Operators Sharing Their Waterfront Success Stories

Greg Casten

Greg Casten

Founder, Profish

Special Keynotes

Jon Peterson
Pre-Recorded Keynote

Jon Peterson

CEO, Peterson Companies

What You Need to Know

Why This Matters

  • The region’s waterfront destinations, each different in their own way, are poised for a record-breaking rebound. 
  • Early indicators are that Washington region’s waterfronts will recover faster, rejuvenate quicker and reset the hospitality sector for the region. 
  • The resurgence of the DC Region’s waterfronts will ignite the economic recovery for the region 

    What You'll Learn: 
     
  • Why the Washington area waterfronts are leading the charge to reclaim tourism in the region.
  • How the competitive advantage of a waterfront location - whether National Harbor, Old Town, Capitol Riverfront, Southwest, or Georgetown has never mattered more. 
  • What each of the powerful waterfront destinations offers businesses and entrepreneurs as they race toward recovery 
  • What the architects of these destinations got right before the pandemic and why they’re poised to thrive for decades 
  • Why many now believe that moving your business to be by the water is a no-brainer. 

    Who Should Attend? 
     
  • CRE investors
  • Retail and office brokers
  • Retailers looking for expansion opportunities
  • Entertainment producers
  • Small businesses
  • Job seekers.  

    Why Should You Attend? 
     
  • Learn why businesses who are looking to bring workers back have an easier time at waterfront locations.   
  • Hear experts discuss why waterfronts are attractive options for expanding businesses of all types.  Especially now. 
  • Discover why the Waterfronts have less rebuilding to do in the coming months. 
  • Witness the emergence of a new coalition of regional businesses and what it could mean for the region. 
  • Learn what type of deals are now attracted to these locations and why Waterfronts fit the expansion plans of a broad range of businesses. 
  • Hear from property owners and business operators about what they learned in the last 12 months and what is ahead in the next 12 months. 

    What Does Your Ticket Get You? 
     
  •  A front-row seat with the entrepreneurs poised to lead the region’s tourism recovery. 
  •  A deep look at how to satisfy the needs of customers after the pandemic. 
  • The most real-time exposure to business leaders at work at reclaiming their customers and attracting new ones. 
  •  Invaluable ideas and strategies that will change how you approach your business planning. 

Agenda

Time Activity
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Registration, Networking, & Breakfast
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Opening Remarks/Presentation
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Anchoring DC: How 5 Local Waterfronts are Reshaping - and Connecting - the Region
10:00 AM
10:45 AM
Rising Tides: Why Waterfronts Are Leading DC’s Recovery
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Quick Networking Break!
11:00 AM
11:45 AM
Buoying Business: 5 Operators Share Their Waterfront Success Stories
11:45 AM
12:30 PM
Keynotes and Closing Thoughts

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