Join the International Economic Development Council and the senior most leaders in the economic development profession in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2018 Leadership Summit!

Who you'll meet: More than 450 executive leaders in the profession and CEcDs

Learn more about Pat MulroyWho you'll hear speak: Check out the keynote speaker Pat Mulroy, Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy and Practitioner in Residence for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.

Special events you will attend: See three educational tours, a few of many special events you may attend. Golf? Of course! Stay tuned for tournament information.

More ways you will spend your time: Receptions, networking, dine - arounds and much more. View the program.

Focus on the following content areas during 2018 Leadership Summit:

• Reimagining Workforce & Education
• Reimagining Economic Development Structures and Partnerships
• Economic Vitality: Reimaging Downtown Las Vegas
• Reimagining Sustainability and Renewable Energy
• Reimagining Transportation and Mobility
• Economic Vitality: Tourism as Economic Development


Please note: Attendance is limited to senior managers of economic development organizations and Certified Economic Developers (CEcDs).

Professional Development Opportunities

Business Retention and Expansion

Thursday, January 25 - Friday, January 26

Learn how a BRE program relates to business attraction, workforce development, small business finance, technology transfer and many other economic development activities.


Foreign Direct Investment and Exporting

Wednesday, January 31 - Thursday, February 1

Foreign direct investment (FDI) and exporting are now essential components of a local economic development strategy. This advanced course teaches the core components to bring the world economy to your community’s front door.