February 2020 GEDA Luncheon

Registration closes at noon on Feb 12. We will take walk up registrations.

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Monday, February 17, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM (EST)
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308-1015
United States
* Registration open until 2/12/20 at 12:00 PM ()EST)

Event Details

Program

The GEDA February program will feature a panel of speakers who will address several potential new business opportunities for our members.  We are delighted to welcome representatives from the following sectors: Industrial Hemp, Medical Cannabis and Casino Gaming. 

Speakers include:

  • Rob Lee, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer and Managing Partner, GA Xtracts (a vertically integrated industrial hemp company focused on creating pure, tested, and proven products) will speak about Industrial Hemp;

 

  • Stuart Wilcox, COO, Curaleaf, (engages in the production and distribution of cannabis products) will talk about Medical Cannabis;



 

  • Jeff Hamling, Principal, Cornerstone Government Affairs (CGA), to speak about Casino Gaming potential in Georgia; 



 

  • Camila Knowles, Principal and Counsel, CGA, will provide a legislative update from this year’s General Assembly legislative session.

 

Parking

Ample Self Parking (1,500 space parking garage connected to hotel) $15 daily (one time access); $18 for unlimited in/out access.  Prices subject to change.

February 2020 Event Pricing

 
Early Registration
Regular Registration
Late Registration
Dates
Until 1/31/2020
2/1/2020-2/10/2020
2/11/2020-2/18/2020
Member Pricing
$40.00
$45.00
$50.00
Non-member Pricing
$55.00
$60.00
$65.00
You can also purchase 10 event tickets for $400.00. You can choose this option when you are registering online.

CANCELLATION, REFUND and NO-SHOW POLICY

·A registrant who does not submit a written cancellation, or attend the luncheon, is considered a "No Show.”No-Shows are not eligible for refunds or credits, and are still liable for outstanding balances.Those who are ill and have a doctor’s excuse or a death in the family will be excused.
·Substitutions will be accepted at any time.
·There will be no refunds or credits for cancellations after the close of business (5 p.m.) on seven days prior the event.
·All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or hard copy) and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.
·Refund requests must include the name of the attendee.
·When possible, refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment.
·For those who have registered and choose the bill me or pay by check option you are still subject to the refund policy.
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Jane Fryer President Meriwether County Development Authority
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Jennifer Nelson
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John Gornall
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John Gornall Partner Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
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Jonathan Lupo
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Jonathan Lupo Director, Business Development Douglas County Economic Development Authority
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Agenda

February 17
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Networking
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch & Program

For More Information:

Kelly McLendon
Kelly McLendon
CAE Manager of Member Services Georgia Economic Developers Association (404)962-4110

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