F. William McNabb III is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanguard. Mr. McNabb joined Vanguard in 1986, became chief executive officer in 2008, and chairman of the board of directors and the board of trustees in 2009. Previously, he led each of Vanguard's client-facing business divisions, most recently serving as Managing Director of Vanguard's institutional and international businesses.
Denise Morrison is President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of high-quality consumer food products. With more than 30 years in the food business, she has a distinguished track record of building strong businesses and growing iconic brands.
His Excellency Dr. Peter Ammon of the Federal Republic of Germany, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, most recently served as State Secretary at the Foreign Office. As Director General for Economics at the German Foreign Office from 2001-2007, he helped prepare the G8 world economic summits for German chancellors Schroeder and Merkel.
Reserve Your Room Today
Reserve your room today at the conference headquarters hotel, the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Located in the heart of America's original capital, the Marriott Downtown is surrounded by rich revolutionary history and culture.
An Expert's Tour of Greater Philadelphia
A short preview of what to look for - and what you might not expect to see - in Greater Philadelphia. Walt D'Alessio, Principal of NorthMarq Advisors, LLC and Co-Chair of IEDC's 2013 Annual Conference Philadelphia Host Committee, shows you that there's much more to Greater Philadelphia than the Liberty Bell.
The World's Largest Gathering of Economic Developers
By envisioning a better community you can transform it. Through innovation you can re-invent it. By building on existing strengths, you will revitalize it. Against a backdrop of heightened risk awareness and uncertainty, economic development practitioners must help transform their regions into locations where policies and programs mitigate risk and add certainty to the business climate.
The International Economic Development Council's 2013 Annual Conference, October 6-9, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will address obstacles facing economic developers, and existing trends in our dynamic economy. With the right tools, economic developers everywhere can create a vision for the future, stimulate consensus, and prepare their communities for 21st century success.
As the world's 5th largest economy, the 200-mile area centered on Philadelphia accounts for 18% of the U.S. population, and is home to more than 120 of the Fortune 500.Experience the area's transformation from a manufacturing based economy into a learning region that boasts an array of key strengths. Through a program of top speakers, cutting-edge topics, and educational tours, conference attendees will not only see the region's innovative energy, but leave with fresh strategies and tools to take their organizations to the next level.