Mardi Gras Conference 2022

2022 Economic Development Mardi Gras Conference

Early Bird Special: 15% Off Now Through December 31st

FEB 23 (5:30 PM FIRST EVENT) - FEB 24, 2022 (ALL DAY)

Hilton Downtown New Orleans/Marriott Residence Inn Downtown New Orleans

Site Selectors, Ford Blue Project Spotlight, Solving Housing Shortages, State Economic Development CEOs, And More All In One Spot!

Site Selectors Panel

Welcome Presentation From Chief Economic Developers In Next Move’s Home States Of Louisiana & Missouri

Spotlight on Ford Blue Oval’s 6,000 Job Announcement in West Tennessee

Prepare Your Sites To Compete Panel

Spurring Housing &/or Hotel Developments in Small Towns

Top 10 Mistakes Communities Make When Searching For An Economic Developer

Lessons Learned From 40 Years Of Providing Post-Secondary Education To Economic Developers

A Fundamental Of Economic Development: Best Practices In Keeping Your Buildings/Sites Database Updated

Best Practices For Business Recruitment & FDI Attraction

Is It Possible To Recruit Retail In The World Of Amazon?

How Is Online Marketing Helping Small Towns Get “On The Map”?

Finally! Technology To Make Completing RFIs Easier!

A Special Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Kickoff Reception Wednesday At Drinkery In The French Quarter With The Site Selectors & Other Guests

Concluding Reception Thursday At Residence Inn Balcony Overlooking Krewe Of Muses All Female Super Krewe Mardi Gras Parade

Travel Plans:

PRIMARY HOTEL: Plan to book the hotel for Wed. Feb 23 – Fri. Feb 25

Book Marriott Residence Inn Here (Wed. Feb 23 – Fri. Feb 25) (CONFERENCE HOTEL, $249/night room block)

IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO STAY ON THE MARDI GRAS PARADE ROUTE, THESE HOTELS ARE LOCATED WITHIN A 3-5 MINUTE WALK:

Book International House Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb. 25)

Book Magnolia Hotel Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book St. James Hotel Here (Wed. Feb 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book Le Pavillon Hotel Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book NOPSI Hotel Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book Roosevelt Hotel Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book Ace Hotel Here (Wed. Feb 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book Hilton Garden Inn Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book Hampton Inn Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb. 25)

Book Astor Crowne Plaza Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

Book Royal Sonesta Here (Wed. Feb. 23 – Fri. Feb 25)

ARRIVAL– Plan to arrive in New Orleans on the afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, for our Opening Reception at 5:30 pm at Drinkery to mingle with the site selectors and other guests

1st EVENT– 5:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 23rd, Reception at Drinkery in French Quarter

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE– All day Thursday, Feb. 24th, concluded with a balcony reception overlooking the Krewe of Muses Mardi Gras Parade Thursday night

DEPARTURE– Plan to depart New Orleans anytime Friday, Feb. 25th, as the conference will conclude Thursday night, or plan to stick around for Mardi Gras weekend if you have never seen the spectacle!

Master of Ceremonies: Gabby Moulis
Chief Marketing Officer, Next Move Group
Podcast Studio with Chad Chancellor
(Chad will record shows every 30 minutes in an adjacent conference room):
A Few Pictures & Tweets From Our Previous Mardi Gras Conferences:

Early Bird Special: 15% Off Now Through December 31st

Past or Current Next Move Clients

$575  $488.75 (15% Off For Early Bird December Discount)

NON-NEXT MOVE CLIENTS

$875  $743.75 (15% Off For Early Bird December Discount)

FREE for Communities in Evergy’s Electric Power Service Territory (Kansas/Missouri)

FREE FOR MOVEMENT MEMBERS

Free Registration if You Join By Jan. 13th

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