Executive Conference Program

LiveXchange Emerging Industries will present a comprehensive, practical and strategic conference program that helps delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues.

Keynote Speaker
Greg Lindsay, Senior Fellow for Applied Research and Foresight, NewCities

Greg Lindsay is a journalist, urbanist, futurist, and speaker. He is the senior fellow for applied research and foresight at NewCities, a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative.

He’s been cited as an expert on the future of cities, technology, and mobility by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, USA Today, CNN, NPR, and the BBC. He’s a partner at FutureMap, a geo-strategic and climate advisory firm based in Singapore, and has advised Intel, Samsung, IKEA, Starbucks, Audi, Hyundai, Tishman Speyer, British Land, André Balazs Properties, Aldar, Emaar, and Expo 2020, along with numerous G20 government entities. He was the inaugural urbanist-in-residence at URBAN-X — BMW MINI’s urban tech accelerator — and founding director of strategy at CoMotion, a media-and-events platform devoted to the future of transportation.

Greg speaks frequently about cities, mobility, innovation, and globalization, including appearances at 10 Downing Street, the United States Military Academy, Sandia National Laboratories, the OECD, Harvard Business School, the MIT Media Lab, and the Aspen Ideas Festival. His work with Studio Gang Architects on the future of suburbia was displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 2012. His work has also been displayed at the 15th, 16th, and 17th Venice Architecture Biennales, the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, and Habitat III. He sits on the board of CREtech Climate, and was guest curator of the 2018 and 2019 editions of reSITE.

Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).

General Session
FDI For Emerging Industries
Bruce Takefman, Founder & CEO, ResearchFDI

The business world is evolving quickly due to rapid technological advancements, paving the way for several emerging industries to drive growth over the next decade and beyond. As emerging sectors grow in importance, economic development and site selection professionals must understand the challenges and opportunities of these new industries.

This presentation will help you understand the latest FDI trends in emerging sectors, outline the most important emerging industries, and provide guidance on how to take advantage of these new opportunities.

Panel Discussion
Key Factors For Site Selection

As emerging industries see unprecedented growth, site selection for these high-growth firms is evolving in unprecedented ways. Specific workforce skills, proximity to natural resources and supply chain, tech infrastructure, and access to capital are all high on the list for firms in industries like Electric Vehicles, BioTech and Healthcare, Fintech, and Agritech. While business costs and quality of life remain important factors, the lens through which emerging industries evaluate locations for new or expanding operations has shifted. This panel discussion will share the experiences of experts navigating the landscape.


Jenny Massey
Director of Site Selection & Incentives

Linda Burns

Linda Burns
Incentives Practice Leader
Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw Consulting

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John Boyd, Jr.
The Boyd Company

There is no cost to attend LiveXchange Emerging Industries

Approved Delegates attend for free, and enjoy a fully-hosted stay at The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando. This includes two-nights’ hotel stay, all meals, cocktail receptions and networking events. Delegates also receive a travel stipend to help offset the cost of transportation to/from the event.