2018 Annual Conference

The BREI 2018 Annual Conference features a collection of top-notch business retention and expansion speakers with a mix of tracks to include both educators and practitioners of BRE.


The Cross Center
515 Main Street
Bangor, Maine 04401

Conference Program Booklet

Download the conference booklet, complete with agenda, speaker bios, and sponsors by clicking here

Sponsors and Support

We are thankful for our conference sponsors and exhibitors.

City of Bangor, Maine

Maine Department of Economic and Community Development

Blane Canada Lt.
Camden National Bank
City of Brewer
Credere Associates, LLC
Cross Insurance
Economic Development Council of Maine
Windham Economic Development Corporation
13 Ways


For immediate support at the conference, contact executive director Ryan Kelly at 601-540-7926 (c)

Hotel and Accommodations

You may register for the BREI room block at one of two hotels within walking distance of the Cross Center. They are as follows:

Residence Inn by Marriott – $149 per night – Book Online
Fireside Inn and Suites – call for rates – 207.942.1234


Air travel to Bangor is available via the Bangor International Airport. Shuttle transportation is available to the Convention Center and hotels.  Bangor is also conveniently located within driving distance of most BREI members in the Northeast US and Southeast Canada.