YELLOWHAMMER AND THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PRESENT: ALABAMA’S PREMIER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND JOBS CONFERENCE

Feb 18th and 19th, 2016

Birmingham, Alabama

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Andy Andrews

New York Times Best Selling Author and Noted Speaker

Hailed by the New York Times as a “modern-day Will Rogers who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and novelist whose combined works have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has been received at the White House and has spoken at the request of four different U.S. presidents.

HOST COMMITTEE

Greg Canfield

Alabama Secretary of Commerce

Angus Cooper, III

President of Cooper/T. Smith

Mark Crosswhite

CEO of Alabama Power

Grayson Hall

CEO of Regions Financial

Johnny Johns

CEO of Protective Life

J. Michael Kemp

CEO of Kemp Management Solutions

John McMahon

Chairman of Ligon Industries

G. Ruffner Page, Jr.

President, McWane, Inc.

Jimmy Parnell

CEO of Alfa

Jimmy Rane

CEO of Great Southern Wood

Cliff Sims

CEO of Yellowhammer Multimedia

Fitzgerald Washington

Commissioner of the Department of Labor

WHAT TO EXPECT

A kickoff reception celebrating Alabama's economic development successes
Unparalleled networking opportunities with national site selection consultants, elected officials, CEOs and economic developers.
A fast-paced and insightful program featuring expert panelists and keynote speakers
Breakfast with Governor Robert Bentley
Special guests, including Alabama's U.S. Senators, congressmen, a man the New York Times called "one of the most influential people in America," and more.

DAILY SCHEDULE

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VIP Reception honoring Host Committee, Sponsors and Presenters

6:00 PM

“State of the Year” Celebration

Featuring live music from Act of Congress and a buffet dinner prepared by Ross Bridge’s award-winning culinary staff.

7:00 PM

“Governor’s Breakfast” hosted by Governor Robert Bentley

7:00 AM

Perspectives of the Business Community: An Interview with Alabama’s Business Leaders

Moderated by:

John D. Johns, Chairman, President and CEO of the Protective Life Corporation

 

Panelists:

– J. Michael Kemp, President and CEO, Kemp Management Solutions

– G. Ruffner Page, President and Director, McWane Inc.

– Jimmy Parnell, President and CEO, Alfa

– James W. Rane, President and CEO, Great Southern Wood Preserving

8:00 AM

Site Selection Experts: National Economic Trends and Emerging Industries

Moderated by:

Greg Canfield, Alabama Secretary of Commerce

 

Panelists:

– Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates

– Ron Starner, Executive VP, Conway, Inc., and Site Selection Magazine

– Mike Mullis,  President and CEO, J.M. Mullis, Inc.

8:45 AM

Planning for the Future: Industries Poised for Economic Growth in Alabama

Moderated by:

Mary Johnson, Director of News Services, Alfa

 

Panelists:

– Dr. Arthur J. Tipton, President and CEO, Southern Research

– Carter Wells, Vice President of Economic Development, HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology; Chairman, BioAlabama

– Brian Hardin, Director of Governmental Affairs & Agriculture Programs, Alfa

9:30 AM

Alabama’s Workforce Strengths: Capitalizing on Public / Private Partnerships

Moderated by:

Zeke Smith, Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Alabama Power Company

 

Panelists:

– Ed Castile, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Director of AIDT

– Dr. Mark Heinrich, Chancellor, Alabama Community College System

– Jennifer Himburg, Young Farmers Director, Alfa; Workforce Structure & Alignment, Alabama Workforce Council

– Fitzgerald Washington, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Labor

10:15 AM

Keynote Speaker Andy Andrews

Mr. Andrews, an Alabama native, is an internationally known speaker and novelist whose combined works have sold millions of copies worldwide. He has spoken at the request of four different U.S. presidents and coached numerous CEOs of billion-dollar corporations, top-tier college and professional sports coaches, the Special Operations Commander for NATO, and many more.

11 AM

Senator’s Lunch

A conversation with U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, facilitated by Yellowhammer Multimedia CEO Cliff Sims

12 PM

The Politics of the Right-to-Work Movement in the South

Moderated by:

Jim McLaughlin, President, McLaughlin & Associates

 

Panelists:

– Billy Canary, President and CEO, Business Council of Alabama

– Catherine Glover, President, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

– Glenn Spencer, Vice President of the Workforce Freedom Initiative, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

1:15 PM
The program will be collaborative effort between the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Host Committee.
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Special conference rate of $169.00

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All tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled by us, in which case we will always make a full refund.

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4000 Grand Ave

Birmingham, AL 35226

 

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