In addition to networking opportunities, dinners, and happy hours, attendees can expect to experience a variety of informational sessions and tours covering topics such as economic development, tourism and the arts, downtown strategy, local government, public private partnerships, and more. Sessions will be facilitated by subject matter experts from the Greenville, SC community. 

Sunday, October 15 

6:30 p.m. – Welcome reception at Up on the Roof

Session Topic: Hotel Development ‚Äč
Bo Aughtry, Chairman and CEO, Windsor Aughtry Company

8:30 p.m. – Free time

Monday, October 16 

7:30-8:00 a.m. – Breakfast at Westin Poinsett

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Session at Westin Poinsett  

Session Topic: Public Private Partnerships
Shannon Lavri, Assistant City Manager, City of Greenville
Jonathan Packer, President/CEO, New Braunfels Chamber
Carlos Phillips, President/CEO, Greenville Chamber

9:15-10:15 a.m. – Session at Huguenot Mill and Loft 

Session Topic: Venues/Mill Redevelopment 

10:30-11:30 p.m. – Session

Session Topic: Tourism and Arts community 
Heath Dillard, President/CEO, Visit Greenville
Alan Ethridge, Executive Director, Metropolitan Arts Council
Tracy Ramseur, Cultural Arts Manager, City of Greenville

11:45-1:00 p.m. – Lunch and Session

Session Topic: Economic Development
Mark Farris, President/CEO, Greenville Area Development Corporation
John Lummus, President/CEO, Upstate SC Alliance
Eric Weissmann, Executive Director, NEXT

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Session at Greenville Technical College

Session Topic: Workforce
Cheryl Garrison, Executive Director of Greenville Chamber Foundation & Director of Talent, Education, and Leadership

3:15-4:15 p.m. –  Downtown walking tour

Session Topic: Downtown Strategy 
John Boyanoski, Co-Author, Reimagining Greenville
Hank Hyatt, Senior Vice President, Economic Competitiveness, Greenville Chamber

4:15-6:00 p.m. – Free time  

6:00-7:00 p.m. – Happy hour

7:15 p.m. – Dinner

Tuesday, October 17 

7:00-9:45 a.m. – Breakfast Westin Poinsett (as you please during the timeframe)

9:45-10:45 a.m. – Session

Session Topic: Philanthropy 
Meliah Bowers Jefferson, Jolley Foundation
Bob Morris, President, Community Foundation
Tamela Spann, Vice President of Community Investments, Hollingsworth Funds Inc

11:30-1:00 p.m. – Lunch and Session

Session Topic: Local Government
Knox White, Mayor, Greenville, SC

**This is a working agenda and specific details are subject to change.