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Waterfronts: Leading the Washington Region’s Recovery

Wed Jun 30, 2021

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Waterfronts: Leading the Washington Region’s Recovery

How Developers and Public Officials are Ready to Rock the Boat

Wednesday June 30 2021 | 9:00 AM EDT


Presented By

Digital Summit Speakers and Panels

Jon Peterson

Jon Peterson

CEO, Peterson Companies
Donna Westmoreland

Donna Westmoreland

Gregory O'Dell

Gregory O'Dell

President & CEO, Events DC
Toby Millman

Toby Millman

SVP, Brookfield Properties
Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens

President, ​Capitol Riverfront BID

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. 


Time Activity
9:00 AM
9:45 AM
Registration, Networking, & Breakfast
9:45 AM
10:15 AM
Reinvigorating the Residential Experience
How multifamily owners and developers are gearing up to welcome new residents
10:15 AM
10:45 AM
Return to Office: Bringing Tenants Back to the Waterfron
What tenants are looking to move to the Wharf, Georgetown, and more?
10:45 AM
11:00 AM
Quick Networking Break!
11:00 AM
11:30 AM
Bringing the Fun Back to the Waterfront
How concert venues, restaurants, and more are preparing for the summer ahead
11:30 AM
12:00 AM
More Networking!