Registration Open for 2012 AdvantageWest Economic Summit – Monday, Nov. 19 in Downtown Asheville

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Press release from AdvantageWest:

One of the most popular business events of the year is back: The AdvantageWest Economic Summit. Join us for a lively discussion about innovation . . . innovation in business thinking . . . innovation in policy . . . innovation in education . . . and innovation in how we think about innovation. Our distinguished panelists will address “ecosystem” challenges, such as infrastructure, regulatory frameworks, education, tech transfer and a host of other issues that impact how innovation drives job creation in Western North Carolina. 

Whether you’re a business owner, economic developer, policymaker, public official or educator, you will want to join this discussion. The event takes place on Monday, November 19 at Diana Wortham Theatre & Pack Place in downtown Asheville. As always, the evening starts with a networking reception at 5:30pm, providing plenty of opportunity for sharing thoughts and ideas, followed at 7pm by the program and panel discussion. 


* Mike Adams, President of Moog Music, Inc.
* Anita Brown-Graham, Director of NC’s Institute for Emerging Issues
* Mark Erwin, President of Erwin Capital, Inc. and former US Ambassador
* Dan Gerlach, President of the Golden LEAF Foundation
* MODERATOR: Longtime newspaper columnist and UNC-TV host and radio personality D.G. Martin, back by popular demand 


Reserve your space now for this always-popular event. Registration is $50 and open to the public. Cost includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages and admittance to the panel discussion. REGISTER HERE. 


With this year’s Economic Summit focusing on innovation, AdvantageWest wants to give Platinum- and Gold-level sponsors the opportunity to invite deserving students in our region to attend the Summit at no charge. CLICK HERE to learn about our sponsorship levels for 2012. As a nonprofit organization, AdvantageWest is grateful for the support we have received during past Economic Summits and we welcome your contributions to the 2012 event. For more information, contact Amanda Baranski at 828.687.7234.  


We want to hear from you! Submit your questions relevant to innovation and economic development in WNC for moderator D.G. Martin to consider for the panel. Email questions by November 5, with full name, organization, address, email and phone number.

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