Refer to our new website,
www.ShortListNews.com , for more
information about events.
We have participated for networking purposes in the
events of various professional
associations and many trade shows and special events to expand
our global contacts among business leaders, economic development organizations and professional service
providers for corporate location and direct investment project decisions :
We no longer sponsor or exhibit at CoreNet
in New York City
November 17-19. 2009
Contact us for details - such as to be a Cityscape USA exhibitor or
"Event Recall" selectively highlights economic development organizations and
relevant service providers which are known to exhibit or speak at industry trade shows or
Example : past BIO
exhibitors for areas which are promoting life sciences / biotech
selectively highlights business locations and service providers which are known
to advertise to promote new business investment in their areas or service
fDi magazine advertisers and
how to advertise in fDi
|We selectively participate in events such as
industry trade shows,
professional seminars, and roundtables, and may report those here so that it
becomes easier for individuals who are interested in our services to know when
there may be opportunities to meet at such events, find the
event websites and relevant exhibitors, or do marketing work together.
welcome suggestions of other major
events or professional associations and seminars or private events which may provide good
opportunities to introduce ourselves to relevant contacts for our work,
particularly among top corporate executives.
We specialize in personal, independent introductions to
relevant professional service providers such as business location strategy
consultants and our many economic development contacts according to the
project interests of the executives we serve.
contact us to discuss such services or introductory referrals.
Business Introduction Service
for Technology-Led Business Cluster Development
Ask us about
InterTech Global Alliance,
and InterTech business partnering events as a global
networking service across technology
industries. This supports local business retention and expansion
programs by area representatives. Events are being planned in Europe,
North America, and China. Sponsors are welcome.
- We attended NPE 2006 (plastics industry trade show) www.npe.org - refer to the "event recall" directory of
NPE exhibitors related to this
field who we have met
- We attended
Annual Conference, New York, NY September 17-20 2006with the editor and
publisher of fDi magazine
as a sponsor and exhibitor. See event
details and download presentations.
- fDi magazine was also a sponsor and exhibitor at the CoreNet Global Summit in
Orlando, Florida November 12-15, 2006.
As our professional team grows, we may participate in more events than are
viable for our work at this time, including local or global executive events,
events, and other activities which support our market research,
knowledge-sharing, corporate relationship development, and professional
networking and referral activities.
We particularly welcome
feedback from top executives who are responsible for direct investment
project decisions, such as to identify any venues (including small or local
events - not just national trade shows) where our participation might be of
interest to meet executives like themselves.
We have not attended MIPIM because of conflicts with
other commitments. We hope to attend in 2006, and may participate in
other European events (InterTech 2005, EURADA, WAIPA,
major industry trade shows, etc.) as we grow our European presence. Such
participation would generally be by
Phil Eadon since he is based
We considered but did not join the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC)
or attend their events. IAMC was organized recently by Conway Data, publisher of Site Selection magazine. We welcome feedback from executives and area
representatives who have chosen
to participate in their new events.
We decided not to sponsor or participate in
The Relocation Summit
in September 2003 or 2004, but welcome feedback from other sponsors or attendees for future
We have also been approached repeatedly about participation as
a sponsor for various events organized by Marcus Evans, but have declined to
participate. Once again, we welcome feedback from sponsors or attendees
about their experience at such events.
In April 2002 and 2004 we attended the very
Roundtable in the Rockies event organized by
magazine in Vail, Colorado. We spoke at the 2004 event, and plan to
attend in the future (not 2005). A similar "Roundtable" event was held in Tucson in October
Referrals and invitations for special events are always
In general, we find that events are more useful for
information gathering in preparation for our contact work in a targeted industry
sector, rather than for direct "lead generation". We would rarely choose
to be an exhibitor unless it is clearly worth the high costs involved.
We chose not to attend :
Manufacturing Week, Rosemont IL March 20-23,
- selective directory
of 2004-2005 Manufacturing Week
exhibitors we met
- the 2006 NMW trade
show was in Rosemont - not McCormick Place, Chicago
We have also attended meetings of the Utility Economic
Interests and Experience
See also : B2B
We attended the annual
BIO convention in San Francisco in 2004, and again in Chicago in April 2006. We are also interested in information about
useful business to business partnering events for technology industries or
regions because of our association with
We are also interested
in science and university research parks for industrial and business service
sector R&D initiatives, including business incubators and technology transfer
cluster development initiatives, because such business locations and the
companies which operate there may be of interest to the executives and
professional advisors we serve.
As one example,
executives may be interested in the potentially large R&D tax credits which can
be achieved through tax advisors such as
alliantgroup LP, which
has been an exhibitor at several major trade shows in 2005 to promote such
UNCTAD XI and
Paulo, Brazil June 13-18, 2004 (and 14-16)
We missed these UNCTAD XI and WAIPA meetings. We would
welcome feedback about them from attendees, however.
2004 Economic Development Leadership and Accomplishment Award, by Corporate
Real Estate Leader magazine. Winners were recognized in May at the CoreNet Global Summit
in Chicago, as in 2003 in Atlanta.
We have also attended a wide variety of
US trade shows (Semicon West and
Automotive News World
Congress, FMI, IMTS,
National Manufacturing Week,
NPE, and many
others) to expand our network of business contacts and market knowledge so
that we are better prepared to discuss business plans and industry trends
with top executives across most major industries.
We have previously attended specialized events or seminars such as the International Call Center
Summits (now known as The
Summit Circuit for "contact center" strategy) or other CRM events.
These were generally very useful events for this niche in the past.
We have selectively participated in local executive club
or Chamber of Commerce events. The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)
met in Orlando Aug 11-15, 2004, but we were unable to attend.
We provide links to the websites of many American and
other Chambers worldwide in our
regional and state directories of economic development organizations
and global contacts. We may join
chambers on a very selective basis as this business grows. We welcome
suggestions or invitations to join organizations which are relevant to our
work, but as a global service there are simply too many relevant
organizations to join many of them.
We have also attended university events, foreign relations or
strategy events, trade and investment promotion events, as well as
hospitality events and familiarization tours for networking purposes, such
as events organized by regional, state, or national economic
development agencies. See also :
In the past we have also attended events organized by
Corporate Location magazine (a EuroMoney publication, also known at one time as SDI -
Strategic Direct Investor).
We would be interested in
feedback about other events which area representatives or professionals
may have attended and found useful (or not) for networking among influential
executives, whether or not the attendees had direct investment decision
authority for projects.
We would also be interested in feedback about the
WESTEC shows of SME,
or the IndustryWeek Best Plants
event, or other major events.
Some of the major international trade shows may also be of
interest at some point. This is not limited to ones we have attended
before, as in Germany and Brazil.
We welcome suggestions of any venue in the world which might be valuable to reach
major investment project decision-makers and the professionals who serve them.
As this business grows, we will probably participate in a
growing number of events by dividing such work among our relationship
leaders according to their industry and geographic areas of specialization.
|Recent events where we
exhibited or were among speakers or sponsors
||Recent events we attended
Annual Conference, St. Louis MO Sept
CoreNet Global Summit, Chicago, IL
May 15-19, 2004
2004 Economic Development
Leadership and Accomplishment Award
Roundtable in the Rockies,
March 30 - April 2, 2004
Download an Adobe PDF copy (0.5 MB) of our presentation of
April 2, 2004 as one of several location consultants invited to speak at the Roundtable in the Rockies event.
CoreNet Global Summit, Atlanta, GA
October 11-15, 2003
2003 Economic Development
Leadership and Accomplishment Award
CoreNet Global Summit, San Diego CA November
As at IEDC, we had a simple booth in the
exhibit hall to make it easier to find us at this large event during our
business launch process.
IEDC Annual Conference, Oakland CA September 22-25, 2002
We had a very simple booth at the entrance to the
exhibit hall, just to make it easier for many area representatives to find us
as we officially launched this business.
BIO 2006, Chicago IL
April 9-12, 2006
- selective directory of past
BIO, AURP, and related exhibitors
National Manufacturing Week,
- selective directory of
2004-2005 Manufacturing Week exhibitors we met
ProMat 2005, Chicago
IL McCormick Place January 10-13, 2005
Expo International, Chicago IL
November 7-11, 2004
- including the Food Processing Machinery Expo
- selective directory of
Pack Expo International 2004 Chicago exhibitors we met
Bio 2004, San
June 6-9, 2004
- selective directory of BIO
2004 exhibitors we met as relevant to our work
AURP BioParks conference,
San Francisco June 5, 2004
Czech Republic May
- refer to our GUIDE Network Survey
directory for EU enlargement
Mexico and China Conference, Dearborn MI
March 25, 2004
National Manufacturing Week, Chicago IL
Feb. 23 - 26, 2004
Annual Conference, Cincinnati OH
Sept 14-17, 2003
Annual Conference, Chicago IL Aug 9-12, 2003
Economic Development Association, Chicago IL July 30-Aug 1,
2003 (plastics), Chicago IL June 23-27, 2003
National Manufacturing Week, Chicago IL March 3-6, 2003
|We generally welcome invitations to local events, but given time and
resource constraints or conflicts in event timing, we choose to attend or
participate more actively on a very selective basis, and primarily among the
active participants in our services.
Please don't take offense if we turn down an invitation to meet or attend an event! Too many
events, too little time. If we go to too many events, we would meet
many interesting people, but not have enough time to develop the closer
relationships which are our focus. We may attend more events as we
grow and can divide the work to attend with less time and expense lost to
As a global service which needs to focus on the development of valuable
support relationships among corporate executives who are responsible for
major investment projects, we need to be very selective in the use of our
time and resources in order to provide better services to meet the interests
of all active participants.
We try to focus on events which we believe will help us to attract more
active participants to our services, particularly among corporate
executives, and to significantly improve our base of market knowledge and
contacts to serve them better. We generally prefer events which
provide valuable networking opportunities related to this niche, rather than
just lots of people in one place.
|We may make speaking commitments at some
events, but for the next year this would primarily be to help make potential
participants aware of the availability and scope of our services. In
the future, once more relationships are well-established, we may be in a
better position to speak on investment trends and project planning issues
from the shared, non-confidential perspective of corporate and other
This may include panel presentations in
cooperation with such participants to help share useful knowledge about "lessons
learned" and "proven solutions"
identified through feedback from participants in our services and other contacts
or research, including the GUIDE services and current market trends identified
through the ongoing SICR relationships.
As GDI Solutions develops, and employs more professionals to share the work,
we will participate in more events at the local, regional, national, and
international levels so that more corporate executives and other potential
participants become aware of the scope and value of our support services, and so
that we have a much larger base of knowledge and contacts to share among all
2005 was near Berlin, Germany in October 2005.
Durham, England hosted the InterTech 2004 event, October
11-12, 2004. Details are at
The event brought together entrepreneurial executives with
interests in new business alliances, joint ventures, strategic partnerships
and technology transfers. Meetings are pre-scheduled to introduce
participants to other relevant attendees according to their indicated
interests. This followed a successful similar event in 2003.
For details, contact :
participants at InterTech 2004 were involved in innovative
knowledge-based technologies and R&D programs, alliances, and
commercialization initiatives as well as business support services in fields
such as :
- Digital technology and media
- Biotechnology and Life Sciences
- Medical and Healthcare
- Nanotechnology and microsystems
|We intend to participate in events which can advance our
mission. There are obviously many potentially relevant
associations and other professional event
It is not our objective to become an event organizer, but we may organize
some very specialized events to satisfy the shared needs of groups of active
participants in our own services.
For example, on a very selective basis we may organize relatively small,
invitation-only networking events among active participants so that it becomes
much easier for them to meet each other and informally share knowledge and
contacts to mutual benefit. (See The GDI Forum™)
The scope of this or other event activities will be determined according to
our experience among participants, and our judgment based upon such working
relationships about what we can do to add greater value for them. In the
example, we would be efficiently and effectively connecting our three networks
through small special events or other creative approaches as an additional service
beyond what already exists in the market, and we would probably work with
professional event organizers for anything larger.
|We have no desire to
duplicate efforts or compete with existing events.
It isn't our
intention to spend a lot of our time at events, nor our money sponsoring
events. We participate in
events to the extent that they make our relationship development work more efficient or effective, but
events are not the main focus of our time and efforts.
Our main focus remains on the fast and effective one-to-one introduction of
appropriate contacts to each other as a direct and personal service to all
participants based on the sharing of market knowledge, research, and
well-qualified networks of contacts.
Contact information for relationship leaders at
Global Direct Investment Solutions (GDI Solutions)
contact us for project assistance.
As this business grows, relationship leaders specialized in particular
geographic regions and industry sectors will develop and
maintain working relationships among more economic development organizations, professional service
providers, and corporate executives who are responsible for major projects.
||Fax and Websites
PO Box 439, Fox River Grove IL 60021
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