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Foreign Direct Investment Symposium coming to Cincinnati — key leaders to speak

The City of Cincinnati Department of Community and Economic Development, in partnership with the Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati, is leading the charge to host a one-day event that will bring a pressing topic to light. The Unlocking the Tri-State Region: Foreign Direct Investment Symposium will be held on March 31, and aims to build an advanced understanding of foreign direct investment and its role in regional economic development.

The event will concentrate on foreign direct investment strategy as it relates to investment in the areas of infrastructure and real estate, and manufacturing, trade and workforce. Key industry leaders will speak to developing agile, proactive strategies for an ever-changing economic and political landscape.

OCO Global Chief Executive Officer Mark O’Connell will travel from the United Kingdom to participate as keynote speaker.

Panelists include executives from:
– SelectUSA
– Cushman and Wakefield
– Ohio Development Services Agency
– Ernst & Young
– Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority
– Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
– Frost Brown Todd LLC
– PNC Bank
– World Trade Center of Kentucky
– Cleveland International Fund
– Indiana Economic Development Corporation
– Eurostampa
– Bluegrass International Fund
– Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

City of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Harry Black will also provide remarks at the event, supporting the City’s commitment to developing a robust foreign direct investment strategy. Councilmember Amy Murray will serve as master of ceremonies.

“Greater Cincinnati has historically benefitted from its relationships with other countries, and is well-positioned to have a productive conversation around global investment,” notes Director Oscar Bedolla. “Given the recent changes instituted by the current administration and the anticipated amendments in tax and regulatory reform, we believe Cincinnati and cities like ours should start to revisit and identify new strategies that are conducive to new regulatory framework.”

The event is made possible through support from major partners REDI Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati, as well as the following sponsors: Frost Brown Todd LLC; PNC Bank; Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC; Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP; Ernst & Young; Greater Cincinnati Foreign Trade Zone, Inc.; and, the UC Carl H. Lindner College of Business.

What: Unlocking the Tri-State Region: Foreign Direct Investment Symposium
When: Friday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Anderson Pavilion at Smale Riverfront Park | 8 E Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

For more information and to register, visit http://bit.ly/UnlockingTheTriStateFDI.

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