TINTON FALLS, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/07/13 -- Corporate executives seeking locations for their companies' relocation and expansion projects will learn best practices from a dynamic list of speakers at the 9th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange (http://www.bflivexchange.com/), May 19 - 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas.
Leaders in the fields of site selection and economic development will discuss relocation and expansion trends, financial incentives, logistics, case studies, demographics, innovations in economic development, and more. Registration is free for qualified corporate executives who are in charge of their companies' relocation, expansion and consolidation projects. (visit www.bflivexchange.com for details)
John Copenhaver, Chief Executive Officer, Contingency Management Group, Inc. will deliver the opening keynote presentation, Self-Reliance: The Key to Disaster Recovery. The talk will focus on the need for locations to have their own resources in place to cope with disasters and will touch on the growing importance of disaster recovery capabilities as a factor in site selection decisions.
Copenhaver has been a licensed Georgia attorney since 1979 and has a wealth of experience in Management/Leadership, Emergency Management/Disaster Response and Recovery, and Strategic/Tactical Planning. During his more than 30-year career, he has served in a number of senior executive roles, including as a Presidential appointee to FEMA and as President and CEO of the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI). As CEO of Contingency Management Group, Inc., he is responsible for provisioning of executive management services, as well as emergency management and business continuity consulting to clients including IBM, the governments of Peru and El Salvador, and the City of New York.
The rest of the Business Facilities LiveXchange conference program will present comprehensive, practical and strategic information to help corporate executives better plan and manage their companies' relocation or expansion projects. This year's all-star list of guest speakers includes:
•Tim Feemster, Former Senior Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank •Dean Barber, President/CEO, Barber Business Advisors, LLC •Ed Burghard, CEO & Manager, Burghard Group •Anatalio Ubalde, Co-Founder & CEO, GIS Planning Inc., ZoomProspector.com and SizeUp •Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group, Inc. •Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates •Mark Lautman, CEcD, CRE, Principal, Lautman Economic Architecture
Executives who are searching for new locations to expand or relocate their companies will also have the opportunity to discuss their projects one-on-one with economic development agencies from across the U.S., and attend networking events at this year's LiveXchange.
ABOUT BUSINESS FACILITIES LIVEXCHANGE
Business Facilities LiveXchange is the most time-efficient and successful gathering of executives with expansion or relocation projects in the world. If you're an executive looking to relocate and/or expand your business, you need to attend LiveXchange. All invited executives at companies with qualified projects attend free of charge, including hotel, meals, and golf. A travel stipend is also provided. Space is limited, so sign up today at www.BFLiveXchange.com.
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