University Partners

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Corporate Track Agenda


Sunday, August 21 –

  • Arrive and check into hotel

Monday, August 22 –

  • Late start for jet-lag relief
  • Kick-off lunch
  • Orientation for the week and establishing company final agendas
  • Informal welcome dinner with regional economic development organizations

Tuesday, August 23 –

  • Doing Business Seminar (includes lunch):
  • Overview of Virginia
  • Overview of the i3Network Virginia Hub Region (multiple speakers)
  • New River Valley Region
  • Roanoke Valley Region
  • Region 2000
  • Southside
  • aCorridor Region
  • Small Business Development Center Network
  • VT Corporate Research Center and VT KnowledgeWorks
  • Roundtable:  
  • One-on-one meeting with services professionals (e.g. legal, business formation, banking/finance, logistics, etc.)
  • Networking reception and dinner

Wednesday, August 24 –

  •  “Meet the i3Network” Event (open to attending global companies and domestic companies)
  • Presentations by hub directors from around the globe highlighting opportunities for doing business in their respective regions
  • Opportunity to discuss needs and to request follow-up assistance
  • Meet attending businesses from around the globe for potential partnerships, sharing experiences and general networking
  • Tastes and Sounds of the Valleys Reception at the Hotel Roanoke

Thursday, August 25 –

  •  Global Student Business Concept Challenge at the Dumas Center
  •  Bus to Blacksburg
  •  Reception and awards banquet at The Inn at Virginia Tech

Friday, August 26 –

  • i3Network Hub Directors’ Annual Meeting
  • Community Farewell Lunch
  • Afternoon free (follow-up visits can be arranged)

Saturday, August 27 –

  • Departure