Economic Summit: Talent Migration and Community Branding
In the Economic Mobility Report adopted by New Hanover County earlier this year, limitations to future economic growth included our lack of available sites and buildings and a critical need to develop and retain the younger workforce. Other key recommendations included creating a brand identity that clearly defines Wilmington, NC, for both employers and the highly skilled talent we hope to recruit to southeastern North Carolina.
We hope you will join us on December 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 am for the Wilmington Chamber's Economic Summit on Talent Attraction & Community Branding at UNCW's Burney Center.
To kick off our event, Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi, Regional Economist at UNCW's Swain Center, will update our audience on Wilmington's performance compared to our "peer cities" as defined in previous Economic Scorecard publications.
Our expert panelists below will share more about the relationship between community branding on site selection and talent attraction.
- Christopher Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)
- Patience Fairbrother VP, Brand and Digital Strategy, DCI
- Sarah White, Principal and VP of Site Selection, Global Location Strategies
Attendees can expect to take away critical information about national trends in talent development and retention, the future of workforce and education alignment, diversity and equity in talent retention, and how peer cities are connecting to remote workers and interns. We also plan to discuss the impact of a unified community brand on economic development and trends in site selection post-COVID.
TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION
Tickets for Wilmington Chamber members are $55 each and nonmembers are $65 each. Tables of 10 are available for $550 for members and $650 for nonmembers.
For sponsorship information, please contact Megan Mullins at email@example.com.
7:30 am - 8:00 am
Check-in, Networking, & Breakfast
8:00 - 8:30 am
Program begins; Keynote remarks from Dr. Mouchine Guettabi
8:30 – 9:30 am
Panel Discussion re: post-COVID Talent Migration trends, Site Selection trends, and regional branding
Please arrive early and come prepared. Allow ample time for travel, parking, check-in, and seating. If you're not feeling well, please stay home.
Burney Center on campus at the University of North Carolina Wilmington,
Union Drive Wilmington, NC 28403
Parking is in lot M: https://uncw.edu/transportation/documents/campus-map-19_directory.pdf
Overflow parking will be in the Central Deck adjacent to Lot M.
After parking, find your way to the lobby for check-in. Registered attendees will receive a name tag that will serve as your ticket before being directed to the ballroom. A coat check will be available near registration.
Date and Time
Tuesday Dec 6, 2022
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM EST
7:30 - 9:30 AM
Return, Refund and Cancellation Policies
The registration fees for Chamber events, classes, and seminars are non-refundable. If you choose not to attend an event, class, or seminar that you registered for, you agree to forfeit the fee. If an event, class, or seminar is cancelled, then the registration fee will be refunded.
The Chamber’s policy is to generally require payment in advance for admission to all Chamber-promoted & sponsored events due to commitments to our vendors for these events.