WDCEP Announces Keynote for the Annual Meeting & Development Showcase

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The WDCEP is proud to announce Knight Kiplinger, editor in chief of the Kiplinger publishing organization, will give the keynote address at WDCEP’s Annual Meeting & Development Showcase on November 15th. The half-day program will begin with the Development Showcase, featuring exhibitors representing almost every major commercial, retail, and housing development in the District, followed by a formal luncheon that has attracted up to 1,000 attendees in past years. The theme of this year’s Annual Meeting aims to highlight the many accolades and recognitions achieved by the District and why “DC is the place to be.”

Knight Kiplinger is one of America’s most respected economic journalists and business forecasters. In his writing, speeches and appearances on major TV and radio networks, he cuts through the complexity of financial subjects with clarity and foresight. Born in Washington, Knight has lived his whole adult life in the District, witnessing first-hand its remarkable transformation in recent decades. He also heads a business that was founded 93 years ago in D.C and is still headquartered here.

Mr. Kiplinger will speak about the economic, political, and sociological trends that will shape the city’s future. Specifically, he will discuss trends in federal spending and employment, D.C. land-use issues (including parking, mass transit and the building height limit), and public education. He will turn his journalist’s eye—dispassionate and balanced—on the District’s strengths and challenges, today and in the years ahead.

The program will also include a Michael V. Hodge DC Revenue Bond Program Deal of the Year Award Ceremony to recognize the year’s top deal that made a significant contribution to DC’s economic landscape. The DC Revenue Bond Program has awarded nearly $8.5 billion in economic development assistance since its inception. The award is named after the former director of the DC Revenue Bond Program in the Office of Planning & Economic Development.

Register today for WDCEP’s Annual Meeting & Development Showcase on November 15, 2013 at the Washington Convention Center. Learn more about WDCEP’s Annual Meeting & Development Showcase.
For more information about partnership opportunities, contact Daour Diawara at ddiawara@wdcep.com or download the sponsorship kit.

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