Site Selectors Guild Selects Cincinnati to Host 2018 Annual Conference | Trade and Industry Development

Site Selectors Guild Selects Cincinnati to Host 2018 Annual Conference

Oct 28, 2016

The Site Selectors Guild announced that the 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 18-21, 2018. This conference will attract economic developers and site selection consultants from around the globe to the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.  

“Cincinnati is an exciting destination for our 2018 Conference.  Cincinnati is rich with history and the city’s urban redevelopment will make it shine for 2018,” said Gary Yates, the Guild’s 2018 Annual Conference Committee Chair. “We look forward to partnering with REDI Cincinnati to make this a memorable conference for Guild members and economic developers.”  

JobsOhio and the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati are the hosts for the 2018 Annual Conference. This is the first time the conference is being held in Ohio.

“It is always good news when site selectors choose Ohio,” said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. “Along with our local partners, we look forward to welcoming some of the world’s foremost economic development leaders when the Site Selector’s Guild membership visits Cincinnati.”  

The annual conference is an opportunity for site selection leaders to share trends and insights into economic development and the state of business. Professional site selectors often serve as a barometer for the overall economy - when companies are growing and expanding, they turn to site selectors for location advisory assistance. If projects slow down or stop coming in to site selectors, it is an early indicator that business may be headed for a downturn. 

“Greater Cincinnati is proud to host the 2018 Site Selectors Guild annual conference,” said Johnna Reeder, president & CEO of REDI Cincinnati. “Our region is a hidden gem – I’m confident guild members and economic developers will be blown away by their experience here.”

Excellence in Economic Development Awards 

The Site Selectors Guild annual conference also features the Excellence in Economic Development Awards. Award candidates are Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) nominated by Guild members and are selected based on mastery of process; ingenuity and creativity; going above and beyond; political acumen; staying power; and personal and caring touch.

About The Site Selectors Guild
The Site Selectors Guild is a professional association comprised of the world's leading site selection consultants. The mission of The Site Selectors Guild is to advance the profession of international corporate site selection by promoting the profession and providing education, networking and other services to those involved in the industry. All members of The Site Selectors Guild have been nominated and approved by their industry peers. As the first and only group of its kind, the Site Selectors Guild brings together a dynamic network of site selectors from around the world, combining their talent and expertise to create an invaluable resource, unmatched in its quality, for both corporations seeking site selection assistance and economic development organizations.

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