Site Selectors Guild Annual Conference

Network at the Guild’s Most Popular Event

Each year, the Guild holds its marquee Annual Conference event with all global Guild members in attendance. The cornerstone of the Annual Conference is knowledge sharing, an interactive exchange of ideas and networking between Guild members and economic developers and investment promotion professionals from around the world.

At the conference, the ratio of Guild members to economic development organization (EDO) participants is eight to one (eight attendees for every one Guild member). Members plan all conference content, serve on panels and participate in interactive breakout sessions with conference attendees for the purpose of sharing insights and fostering discussion. Additionally, our awards program for the Annual Conference gives EDOs, their partners and communities the opportunity to be recognized within the industry and receive complimentary registration.

See below for general registration, sponsorship opportunities, agenda and other information.

Event details

Date & Time

March 29-31, 2023

Location

San Antonio, TX

Venue

Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk

General Registration

Click on the button below to register for the 2023 Annual Conference.

Sponsorships

Click on the button below for information about sponsorship opportunities and benefits and to secure a sponsorship.

Agenda

All events are located on the fourth floor of the Grand Hyatt San Antonio hotel unless otherwise noted. Event locations and times are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
11:00 AM – Conference Badge
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – New Attendee Orientation
Location TBD

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Presenting Sponsor event (PRIVATE EVENT FOR PRESENTING SPONSOR & GUILD MEMBERS ONLY!)
Location TBD

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Guild Partner event (PRIVATE EVENT FOR GUILD PARTNERS & GUILD MEMBERS ONLY!)
Location TBD

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Welcome Reception
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

Thursday, March 30, 2023
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Breakfast
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom DE

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM – Welcome & Conference Programming
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM – Table Talk – round 1
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom DE

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Breakout Sessions – block 1
Locations TBD

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Break
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – Breakout Sessions – block 2
Locations TBD

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Silver Sponsor Reception (PRIVATE RECEPTION FOR SILVER SPONSORS & GUILD MEMBERS ONLY!)
Fourth Floor | Republic BC

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Happy Hour
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Gold Sponsor Dinners (PRIVATE DINNERS FOR GOLD SPONSORS & GUILD MEMBERS ONLY!)
Off-site

Friday, March 31, 2023
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM – Breakfast
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom DE

8:45 AM – 9:20 AM – Conference closing
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

9:20 AM – 9:50 AM – Break
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom Foyer

9:50 AM – 11:50 AM – Table Talk – round 2
Fourth Floor | Texas Ballroom ABC

General Information

Location

The 2023 Annual Conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk hotel in San Antonio, TX March 29-31, 2023.

Registration Fee

The 2023 registration fee is $2,300 (excluding hotel and/or travel accommodations) and is non-transferrable between other Guild events such as the Annual Conference and/or Fall Forum and can only be transferred to another attendee within the same organization.

Eligibility

To be eligible to attend the Annual Conference, you must be a practicing professional from a local, regional, state or national economic development organization in the U.S. or abroad. Each registration will be vetted for eligibility before attendance is confirmed. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will receive notification of your acceptance and provided information in regards to payment.U.S. or abroad. Each registration will be vetted for eligibility before attendance is confirmed. Once eligibility is confirmed, you will receive notification of your acceptance and provided information in regards to payment and the hotel link.

Upcoming Annual Conferences

Dates & Locations

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Past Annual Conferences

Previous Dates & Locations

2022 | San Diego, CA | March 2-4
2021 | Orlando, FL | June 10-12
2020 | Atlanta, GA | March 9-11
2019 | Salt Lake City, UT | March 25-27
2018 | Cincinnati, OH | March 19-21
2017 | Tucson, AZ | March 13-15

Testimonials

Once again, I found the Annual Conference to be very informative with great networking opportunities. I appreciate all the work that goes into having such a meaningful event.

— Alen Neel, East Tennessee Economic Development Agency

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Ashley Hayden

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(501) 904-5228