Annual Meeting and Development Showcase November 16, 2007 at the Washington Convention Center


“One Day . . . 1,000 Minds. . . One Future” and you don’t want to miss it. Bigger than ever before is what this year’s WDCEP Annual Meeting and Development Showcase promises to be. Over 1,000 people are expected to attend to learn about the massive economic development happening in DC from projects to infrastructure. The conference will focus on five major areas of development: office, residential, retail, hospitality and education.

Keynote speaker John Talmage, President and CEO, Social Compact, will talk about urban renewal and “redevelopment” occurring in major cities across the country and discuss DC’s dynamic economy. John will also share data from a recently completed research study by Social Compact on DC’s untapped development potential across wards throughout the city.

Professionals from every side of the industry will be there: city officials, developers, commercial and residential brokers, contractors, and architects. Representatives from all local agencies dealing with development will also be on site. More than 70 exhibitors are expected to register for the Development Showcase!

This networking opportunity gives attendees a complete picture of every project happening in the city in just two short hours in one big room. The annual meeting will highlight development activity in the city, explore trends and what lies ahead for development in the District of Columbia. The DC Development Report published every year by the Partnership will also be released.

Thank you to our sponsors who have signed up so far – Development Showcase sponsor Miller & Long, Donatelli Development, Transwestern, Urban-City Ventures, WDG Architecture, Akridge, Forest City Washington, JBG, Monument Realty, BB&T, Capital Properties Group, JPI, Nixon Peabody, Perkins & Will, Quadrangle Development Corporation, and Trammell Crow Company.

Tickets and exhibit booths are selling quickly. If you’re looking to put your business face to face with 1000 professionals from every corner of the development industry, there are still sponsorship opportunities available – including the top Annual Meeting sponsorship. We’re looking for a green-minded developer to spotlight on each and every luncheon table! For sponsorship information, please contact Kelley Taft at 202.661.8676 or To exhibit in the Development Showcase contact Keith Sellars at 202.661.8684 or

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