• 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. 


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