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MEDFA 2018 Annual Conference

Missouri Economic Development Financing Association

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

MEDFA 2018 Annual Conference

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Gold Sponsor Oct 18, 2018 $2,500.00 $100.70
Silver Sponsor Oct 18, 2018 $1,000.00 $55.70
Bronze Sponsor Oct 18, 2018 $500.00 $29.92
Evening Networking Reception Sponsor Oct 18, 2018 $3,000.00 $115.70
Break Sponsor Oct 18, 2018 $750.00 $43.86
Member Regular Fee (prior to 10/8/18 Oct 18, 2018 $175.00 $11.81
Member Late Fee (10/8/18 or later) Oct 18, 2018 $200.00 $13.20
Non-Member Regular Fee (prior to 10/8/18 Oct 18, 2018 $225.00 $14.60
Non-Member Late Fee (10/8/18 or later) Oct 18, 2018 $250.00 $15.99
Elected Official Fee Oct 18, 2018 $100.00 $7.62
Student Fee Oct 18, 2018 $65.00 $5.68
Spouse/Guest Fee (Evening Reception) Oct 18, 2018 $40.00 $4.28
Speaker/Session Panelist Oct 18, 2018 Free $0.00

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Event Details

MEDFA 2018 Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch

Hotel Group Rate - $159/night

Call (314) 655-1234 to make your reservation.  Be sure to reference group/event name.

Thursday, October 18

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Opening General Session & Lunch

Guest Speaker - Rob Dixon, Director, Missouri Dept. of Economic Development

Missouri Legislative Update & Forecast for 2019


1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

General Session - "Lessons Learned from the Amazon HQ2 Proposal Process"

St. Louis and Kansas City each submitted proposals for this major project.  Although neither was successful in making the list of finalists for Amazon's second headquarters, many positive outcomes were experienced from the proposal process.  This session will review what each city considered when preparing their applications, what went well and what lessons were learned.


2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

General Session - "Residential Revitalization: An Urban and Rural Issue"

Panelists will discuss ways to promote and incentivize the revitalization of residential areas, including both renovation of existing structures and new construction.


3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

General Session - "City Foundry STL"

The City Foundry STL includes the adaptive reuse of 15 acres of urban industrial land into a 21st centry mixed-use development that celebrates creative concepts in food, commerce and entrepreneurship.  Financing this type of project is never easy and this session will explore the various incentives and financing sources used for this project.


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception & Richard A. King Award Presentation

Covo St. Louis Rooftop Terrace and Ballroom


Friday, October 19

7:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Breakfast Buffet & General Session - "Overview of Missouri Economy"

Guest Speaker - Charles Gascon, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

General Session - "Developing in a Changing World for Retail Shopping"

This session will review how communities, businesses and developers are seizing opportunities that take into consideration the changing retail environment.


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

General Session - "Ballpark Village Phase II & the Importance of Tourism/Conventions to Economic Development"

The panel will discuss the role projects such as Ballpark Village have on attracting tourists, and the impact on economic development tat conventions and tourism have on our regions and communities.


12:00 PM 

Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

Have questions about MEDFA 2018 Annual Conference? Contact Missouri Economic Development Financing Association

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When & Where

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
315 Chestnut Street
St. Louis, MO 63102

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM - Friday, October 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

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