2018 Annual Conference Agenda

MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Fundamentals Course, part 1
Dr. Alan Barefield

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Basic Economic Development Course
Presenter TBA


TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fundamentals Course, part 2
Dr. Alan Barefield

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Basic Economic Development Course
Presenter TBA


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

8:00 a.m. – Noon
Fundamentals Course, part 1
Dr. Alan Barefield

8:00 a.m. – Noon
Basic Economic Development Course
Presenter TBA

-Conference Begins-

Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Welcome and Lunch
The Forgotten Sector: Retaining & Growing Your Community’s Home-Based Businesses
Melissa Davidson, York County EDO

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Follow Your Passion
Bettina Doulton, Owner Cellar Door Winery

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Break

2:30 – 3:15 p.m.
Shirt Sleeves 
Groups answering common challenges in economic development

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Everything is About to Change
Doug Griffiths, 13Ways

5:00 p.m.
Brewery Tour


THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
BREI Annual Meeting

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Generational Business and the Evolving Brand
The Geaghan Family

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Panel #1 – Finance
Panel #2 – Data Mining
Panel #3 – Downtown Redevelopment

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch

12:30 – 1:15PM
Scalability and Access to Local Capitol
Paul Lancisi – Owner Dove Tail Bats

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Break

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Future Economic Strategy
Speaker TBA

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Panel #4 – Municipal collaboration or lack there of
Panel #5 – Mall redevelopment
Panel #6 – New face of tourism

5:00 p.m.
Lobster Bake Networking Dinner


FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Why you should be more involved in BREI
Ryan Kelly, executive director

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
A Local Micro-Brewery to a National Brand
Rob Todd, owner, Allagash Brewery

10:00- 10:15 a.m.
Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
When Boomers Bail
Presenter TBA

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
How to Attract Millennials & Innovate Your City
Clinton Senkow, Influensive

5:00 p.m.
Concert and craft beer festival