2021 Annual Conference



You are invited to join fellow BRE professionals for the 2021 Business Retention and Expansion Annual Conference, to be held June 15-18 virtually.

This year’s conference will feature international speakers on subject matter identified by our membership as major issues and opportunities in business retention and expansion.  Key topics are anticipated to include:

Tips for a Successful BRE Call
Triage BRE: An Analytics Approach to BRE
Strategies and Emerging Practices for Surveying Businesses
Technical Assistance for Survey Design
What Makes An Attractive Community for Business Growth?
Engaging the Business Community for Informed Decision Making
Business Continuity and Business Disruption
Working Virtually: Lessons Learned from COVID
BRE Roundtable Discussion
…and more!

Register Online

Click here to register online today!

Conference Program / Agenda

Click here to view the full conference booklet.

Sponsors and Support

Are you interested in partnering with BREI with this conference?  Contact Ryan Kelly at ryan.kelly@brei.org.


BREI staff are eager to assist you with your conference registration.  Call us anytime at 601.602.8074.


No travel is needed, because the conference is virtual!

Sessions and How to View

Sessions will take place from noon – 3 p.m. Central on June 15, 16, 17, and 18.  We will share a login link with all attendees shortly before the start of the session.  It will be held over the Zoom platform, and there will be opportunities for network throughout the conference.  Webcams are highly encouraged but not required.


Each session will be recorded and available for attendees to view after the end of the session.  So if you can’t make a day, don’t worry, you can catch-up on the missed sessions when you have time.

Continuing Education

This conference will satisfy the conference attendance requirement for BREC and BREP renewal.  If you have questions on when your certification is set to renew, please contact Ryan Kelly at ryan.kelly@brei.org.