Save the date for the Downtown Council’s 2016 Annual Luncheon on Friday, January 8, 2016, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Kansas City Convention Center.
The luncheon will illustrate why Downtown is the best business location in Kansas City. Today’s Downtown Kansas City has a robust commercial business community and growing residential population; it’s the regional center for culture, innovation and art; it’s accessible with a wide variety of transit options – soon to include the KC Streetcar; it’s vibrant; engaging; creative and Smart.
Our keynote speaker, Jason W. Tolliver, J.D., Vice President – Americas Research, Cushman & Wakefield, will accentuate Downtown Kansas City’s place in a national trend as he discusses research from the report, Core Values: Why American Companies are Moving Downtown. This report was produced by Smart Growth America in partnership with Cushman & Wakefield and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis. Mr. Tolliver also will lead a panel discussion of local business and civic leaders who have moved their companies to Downtown or are currently considering such a move.
- Presentation of the Downtown Council’s highest honor, the J. Philip Kirk, Jr. Award in Recognition of Community Vision and Downtown Stewardship.
- Announcement of the 2015 Urban Hero Award recipients, honoring small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals who are improving the quality and diversity of life Downtown.
- Introduction of the 2015 LaunchKC innovative technology-based start-up business grant recipients
- Prior to the luncheon, guests will participate in the Spirit of Downtown KC Exhibit. More than 50 booth spaces will highlight new developments, creative businesses and the arts of Downtown.
We encourage you to join the 900+ business, civic, cultural and education leaders who attend this luncheon each year! Become a sponsor and you will have the opportunity for premium seating and corporate exposure at the event.
Learn more about the luncheon at www.downtownkc.org/annual-luncheon. Please click here to learn about Sponsorship Benefits and register for the luncheon. Contact Shannen Merrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ann Holliday (email@example.com) with any specific questions about the luncheon or sponsorships. We look forward to your support!