• Encounter Wilmington

  • We are thrilled to launch our newest program, Encounter Wilmington! In this program, we invite executives and business owners who are new to Wilmington to join us for a program like nothing else you’ve experienced in our region so far. Participants will gain an intensive and up-close look at the most challenging issues and opportunities facing our area while also networking with peers and fast-tracking their connectivity to our community.

    Encounter Wilmington will deliver information about eight key areas of our community, presented by unique and engaging guest speakers. The high-impact sessions will introduce participants to the Wilmington area, expose them to the Chamber’s key initiatives and feature high-level speakers that are decision-makers in their respective industries. 

  • About the Program

  • Session Topics Session Topics

    • Arts, History, and Culture
    • Environment
    • Criminal Justice
    • Health and Human Services
    • Transportation and Infrastructure
    • Education, Talent and Workforce Development
    • Business Growth and Development
    • Community Engagement
  • Guest Speakers Guest Speakers

    More information about our guest speakers will be announced soon!

  • Session Dates & Times Session Dates & Times

    October 18 & 19, 2022

    • Oct 18: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    • Oct 19: 7:45 am - 6:15 pm

    • Applications are accepted until August 31 for the October program

    April TBD 2023

    • Applications are accepted until February 28 for the April program

  • Ideal Candidate Ideal Candidate

    • Executives and Business Owners who are either new to Wilmington or new to a key position with their employer
    • Strong drive to immerse themselves into our community
    • Individuals that feel a strong sense of purpose to not only excel in their careers but make a deeper and more positive impact in our region
  • Cost Cost

    The cost of participation in Encounter Wilmington is $495 per person. This cost covers all program costs including meals, snacks, site visit fees, program materials, facilitator fees, and an opening and closing reception. 

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    If you are ready to apply for Encounter Wilmington, please click here to view and submit an application.