MTC 2017 Consultants and Presenters

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2017 Consultants and Presenters

Speaker:  Ron Grossman, Global Real Estate Executive Business Service Group,  Novartis

Topic:  BioPharma of the Future

What is happening with Biotechnology expansions and suppliers and how do the major pharmaceutical companies position themselves for growth and expansion  Are we in your town?  We could be.

Speaker: Rajeev Thakur, Senior Managing Director, Consulting, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Topic:  Update on Tech Research  California’s Tech Sector: Challenges & Opportunities – Into and Out of California – What suppliers could you attract

What does it take to attract tech? Is it right for your community?
Well-equipped to answer your questions and a member of the Site Selectors Guild. His expertise covers all decision points, from workforce to incentives to supply chain logistics. Mr. Thakur brings a truly global perspective to site selection. He has managed major location projects for clients across many industries in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. His clients have included Entergy, Availity, Citigroup, Computershare, Capital One, Nordic Windpower, TriZetto, Starwood, American Express, Bank of America, Pfizer, Booz Allen Hamilton, Aon Insurance, and Deloitte (India). Mr. Thakur has degrees in architecture, urban planning, and business administration earned respectively in India, the U.S., and Netherlands.

Speaker: Don Schjeldahl, Principal, DSG Advisors – Site Selector

Member of the Site Selectors Guild Don is a leading expert in corporate location strategy and community/property selection for manufacturing, distribution, and specialized industrial facilities. After nearly 28 years with The Austin Company, Mr. Schjeldahl joined Sierra Nevada Brewery for three years, then formed DSG Advisors. At Austin, Don led a location selection team for food processing, soft drink, bottled water and brewing clients, and he continues to advise clients on food processing location strategies.

Speaker:  Courtney Dunbar – Site Selector

Topic:  Building your Business Case for California – Your Brand

Build your business case for locating in California with insights from this popular speaker. How do you take your city or county to the marketplace?  Take your brand to the marketplace because it won’t wait for you. How can you continue to market cost effectively and carry your message and brand?  Get your city on the short list.

Speaker:  James Winter, Director Industrial Services, Corporate Real Estate Executive left to run expansion and location for Cresa Partners nationally.

What is the best way to sell or market to a site selector and how important are incentives in the deal?  Jim will take you through scenarios and developments that show how the service sector will be growing in the next century for jobs and development. How does it fit into your long term plan and what is the discussion in the C-Suite.  Excellent, approachable and knowledgeable Jim has worked on hundreds of projects and can be a valuable source for you.

Speaker: Bill LuttrellSenior Locations Strategist & Corporate Real Estate Executive, Werner Enterprises

Topic: Foreign Trade and Logistics & the Return of Manufacturing to the USA!

Roller coaster economies, stringent port requirements — global investment is a wild ride. This consultant sees it all from ground level. Mr. Luttrell is responsible for global location consulting At Werner Enterprises, with a specialization in both domestic and cross-border, international projects, particularly in manufacturing and warehouse distribution and related supply-chain analysis. He has 30 years of experience in the corporate real estate and economic development industries.

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