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KAED Fall Conference Presented by TVA

KAED Fall Conference Presented by TVA


November 8-10, 2017

1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, Kentucky




(All times Central Standard Time)


Attire: Business casual attire for educational sessions





1 - 4 p.m.                   BG360 Tour: Investment Everywhere - Downtown area, Transpark, ATC Tour, National Corvette Museum

                                  Motorsports Park . Transporation provided. Depart from WKU Augustine Alumni Center. 


1 - 4 p.m.                   Registration, Holiday Inn University Plaza

                                  Exhibit Hall Set-up, Sloan Convention Center

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.        Opening Reception

                                  National Corvette Museum, 350 Corvette Dr., Bowling Green

                                  Guest Speaker: Commissioner Ryan Quarles, KY Dept. of Agriculture

                                  Sponsored by Kentucky Department of Agriculture


                                   Dinner on your own


7 – 9 p.m.                   #AfterParty Young Professionals Get Together

                                   For those 35 years or younger, or have been involved in economic development for less than 5 years. 

                                   643 Sports Bar & Grill

                                   Shuttles to 643, Uber back to Holiday Inn

                                   Sponsored by One East Kentucky





(Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be held at the Sloan Convention Center)


7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m   Registration


7:30 – 8:30 a.m.          Continental Breakfast

                                    Sponsored by Kentucky Department of Agriculture


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.          Welcome and Opening Remarks –Ballroom

                                    Matt Tackett, President/CEO, KAED  - Introduction by Madison Silvert, Chair, KAED Board of Directors

                                    Presentation of Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem - Jessica Casebolt, Former Miss Kentucky

                                    Guests: Wayne Hunt, Kentucky Agricultural Development Board Member, Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson


Morning Sessions


9:05 – 9:45 a.m.          Site Consultants Guide to Workforce

                                    Tony Schum, Duff & Phelps


9:45 – 10:30 a.m.        Quantum Leap: Evolution in Education: SCKLAUNCH & SCKLAUNCH Experience

                                    Meridith Rozanski, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce 


10:45 – 11:30 a.m.      Are You Project Ready?

                                    Scott Kupperman, Kupperman Consulting

11:30 – 12:00              New Trends in Economic Development Marketing

                                    Aaron Brossoit, CEO, & John Marshall, President, Golden Shovel Agency


Noon – 1:30 p.m.         50th Anniversary Celebration & Awards Luncheon – Ballroom B

                                     The Honorable Paul E. Patton, KAED Hall of Fame Award Winner - Guest Speaker

                                     Introduction by Mountjoy Chilton Medley

                                     KAED Foundation Awards Presentation                                                     

                                     Luncheon Sponsored by Research Consultants International


Mid-Day Sessions


1:30 – 2:15 p.m.            World Class Industrial & Commercial Development

                                      Seth Balkanyi, Deloitte


2:15 – 3 p.m.                 Capitalize on Local Community Assets: Place Making & Community Master Planning

                                      Christian Preus, CPLA Landscape Architect


3 – 3:30 p.m.                 Break & Ice Cream Social  

                                      Sponsored by South Central Kentucky Regional Partnership


Afternoon Sessions: Community Development


3:30 – 4:15 p.m.            Lights, Camera, Action: The Film Industry & Economic Development

                                      Hart County Judge-Executive Terry Martin and Jay Hall, Kentucky Office of Film and Tourism


4:15 –5:00p.m.              Bring it Together & Wrap it Up: Moderated Consultant Panel


5:30 -6:30 p.m.              Happy Hour / Reception / Silent Auction

                                      Sponsored by Atmos Energy


                                       Dinner on your own


8 – 10 p.m.                     Last Call / Karaoke

                                       Sloan Convention Center Ballroom B



FRIDAY, NOV. 10  (All activities will be held at the convention center)

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.              Continental Breakfast

                                        Sponsored by Scott, Murphy & Daniel  


 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.             The Spirit Makes the Master – Meeting Rooms 1-2

                                         Dr. Timothy C. Caboni – President - Western Kentucky University


8:45 – 9:15 a.m.               KAED Membership Meeting & Announcement of Board Elections


9:15 – 10 a.m.                  The Profession, Relationships and Resources – Business Retention & Expansion

Ron Bunch, CEcD, President & CEO

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce


10:00 – 10:30 a.m.            Rural Jobs Act: A New Incentive for Rural Growth

                                          Representative John Blanton, Kentucky House District 92 (pending)

                                          Ron Geoghegan, McCarthy Solutions


10:30 – 11 a.m.                 Business as a Force for Good – B Corps & Benefit Corporations

                                          Scott Kolms, President, Facilities Management Services, Inc.

                                          Tom Williams, Partner, Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC


11 – 11:45 a.m.                 State of Economic Development Address

Vivek Sarin, Executive Officer, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development


11:45 – Noon                   Closing Remarks & Door Prizes


from Wednesday, November 08, 2017 1:58 PM
thru Friday, November 10, 2017 1:58 PM

Hotel Rooms:

Holiday Inn- University Plaza

1021 Wilkinson Trace

Bowling Green, KY



KAED Room Block $139 per night available until midnight 10/16. 


Sloan Convention Center

1021 Wilkinson Trace

Bowling Green, KY




Online Registration is now closed. You may register in person at the conference. Thank you!

KAED Members: $275.

Non-Members: $300
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