The 2017 Annual Meeting and ECON Showcase, Keynote Speakers Announced

David Rubenstein to Speak at the Washington DC Economic Partnership’s  2017 Annual Meeting and ECON Showcase on December 12

November 30, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) – The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is proud to announce their featured speaker at its 2017 Annual Meeting and ECON Showcase, WDCEP’s annual luncheon that celebrates Washington, D.C.’s thriving economic ecosystem. David M.Rubenstein, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group, will discuss how business, culture and community will continue to shape the future of Washington, D.C.’s economic landscape.

“We are honored to have Mr. Rubenstein discuss his vision for the future of Washington, D.C. At the Washington DC Economic Partnership, we feel the best people to tell the District’s economic future are the leaders that are helping to shape it,” says Keith Sellars, President and CEO. “Mr. Rubenstein’s contributions to our city’s cultural and business landscape have laid the foundation for growth in the District.”

The luncheon will also feature speakers from the public and private sector, including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser; Richard Lake, the Managing Principal of Roadside Development; DC Councilmember Jack Evans; and Brian Kenner, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

During the Annual Meeting and ECON Showcase, WDCEP will bring together over 700 business and government leaders to celebrate the future of DC. The ECON Showcase will include over 60 local businesses and government resources and feature a dedicated ‘Maker Pavillion’ to highlight local creative businesses. This year’s annual meeting will mark 17 years of WDCEP’s contribution to the District’s economy and celebrate the city’s accomplishments achieved throughout the year.

WDCEP’s Annual Meeting and ECON Showcase will also mark the release of its yearly publication, the DC Development Report, which provides an overview of DC’s major development and construction projects.

Registration for WDCEP’s 2017 Annual Meeting and ECON Showcase is open here. Tickets purchased online are $125 each. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.

Event Details

What: The Washington DC Economic Partnership Annual Meeting + ECON Showcase

When: Tuesday, December 12

Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center – 801Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC


ECON Showcase / 10AM – 12PM

Annual Meeting Luncheon / 12PM – 2PM


Twitter: @WDCEP #WeDC

About Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP)

The Washington DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP) is a 501(c)(3) organization aimed to promote economic development and business opportunities for Washington, DC and enhance the city’s economy through jobs creation, increased tax revenues, retaining existing businesses, and attracting new businesses. WDCEP facilitates economic development through business attraction and business retention programs and activities including site location assistance, educational seminars and workshops, networking and relationship building events, and serves as a key resource for DC economic development information. The WDCEP publishes several reports throughout the year including the DC Development Report, DC Doing Business Guide, and DC Neighborhood Profiles. For additional information, please visit

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