Meet the Consultants

We’re excited to announce Team California’s annual Meet the Consultants (MTC) Annual Site Selection and Economic Development Forum, which will be hosted in Tulare County! The event will take place on August 6-8 at the Visalia Convention Center, where there will be guest speakers, forums, and much more surrounding California’s economic development and regional opportunities for investment and growth. You’ll hear insights and perspectives from national site selection consultants, business leaders, and economic developers, with additional opportunities for live networking with industry peers.

Join us August 6-8, 2024 for an enriching experience at our 10th annual MTC Forum, where we spotlight the diverse and dynamic regions of California, offering invaluable insights to site selectors navigating the landscape of business investments. Attendees will hear the latest trends in the site selection industry and network with decision makers.

This exclusive event offers a unique opportunity to:

  • Discover California’s strategic advantages for your next venture through interactive panel discussions and consultant presentations.
  • Engage in dynamic roundtable discussions tailored to your specific interests
  • Network with industry leaders, site selection experts, and fellow investors, forging valuable connections that could shape your future endeavors.
  • Join us as we illuminate the pathways to success in California’s thriving business ecosystem, where innovation meets opportunity.

Who Attends MTC?

  • Site Selectors
  • Economic Development/City Leaders
  • State/Federal Agencies
  • Developers
  • Utilities
  • Investors
  • Brokers
  • State/Community Colleges
  • Workforce Development Professionals
  • Others


  • 8:00am – 10:00am Registration Open/Badge Pickup
  • 9:00am – 10:30am Team California Board of Directors Annual Meeting
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm Team California Membership Meeting (Member Organizations Only)
  • 12:00pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (Only for Members and Guests)
  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm Registration Open/Badge Pickup
  • 2:00pm – 2:15pm Opening Remarks – TeamCalifornia, County of Tulare
  • 2:15pm – 3:00pm Session One – Kim Moore | Site Selection Trends
  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm Session Two – William Hearn | Renewable Energy
  • 3:45pm – 4:00pm Break
  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm  Derek Kirk and Poonum Patel – GoBiz Jobs First Presentation
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm Welcome Reception – Meet the Consultants
  • 7:00pm – Sponsor/Speaker Dinner (Invitation Only)

  • 7:30am – 10:00am Registration Open/Badge Pickup
  • 7:30am – 8:30am Light Breakfast & Networking
  • 8:30am – 9:00am Welcome to Day Two – TeamCalifornia, County of Tulare
  • 9:00am – 9:45am Session Three – Christopher Lloyd | Infrastructure and PPP
  • 10:00am – 10:45am Session Four – Garrick Brown |Retail
  • 10:45am – 11:00am Break
  • 11:00am – 11:45pm Session Five- Rick Kingery | Food & Bevarage
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm Consultant Networking Luncheon – Settle-In and Connect; Economic Forecast  – Niree Kodaverdian, Beacon Economics
  • 1:30pm – 2:15pm Session Six – Courtney Dunbar |
  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm Break
  • 2:30pm – 3:15pm Breakout Panel
  • 3:15pm – 4:45pm Meet the Consultant Round Tables
  • 4:45pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn to Closing Dinner Par-Tee

  • Optional FAM – Seqouia Day Trip – Registration Required – Limited Seating
  • Breakfast and then to Seqouia Shuttles

Hotel Registration

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask.

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center for 179 USD per night
Book your group rate for TeamCalifornia Meet The Consultants 2024

Sponsorship Opportunity

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