7th annual Downtown Office Summit set for Oct. 18


Make plans now to join the
Downtown Council for the Downtown KC Office Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Loews Kansas City Hotel, 1515 Wyandotte.

This year our theme is “Downtown KC: Never Better” because we believe there is not a better time for businesses to make Downtown their home. Our featured panelists focus on the next generation of employees – discussing the environment and amenities that appeal to them, both inside and outside of the workplace. Downtown Kansas City has charted a course attractive to the future workforce; mixing live and work together in a walkable, transit-oriented environment. Our renaissance has been powered by an incredible influx of young, educated residents drawn to Downtown’s vibrancy and ample opportunities for social connection.

Downtown benefits from a substantial volume of housing intermixed with office, health care, and education; a strong convention and tourism business; a vibrant arts scene; as well as award-winning restaurants and retailers activating our ground floor spaces.

We believe, together, these elements provide an appealing and unrivaled environment for businesses seeking a thriving location that will help them build culture as well as attract and retain talent. The interactivity of these diverse uses has accounted to a large degree for Downtown’s success but enhancing and adding to these uses will be the key to reaching our full potential.

Our panelists will focus on what makes the urban office setting more appealing for returning to the workplace, including creative collaboration, experiential amenities, arts & culture, sports, an expanded streetcar system, and a variety of housing options.   

The 2023 Office Summit panel will feature:

  • Christa Dubill, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Kansas City, MO
  • Jon Greenawalt, 15Five, Boston, MA
  • Brett Hautop, Workshape, San Francisco, CA
  • Tracey Lewis, Economic Development Corporation, Kansas City, MO
  • Moderator, Pat Contreras, McCownGordon, Kansas City, MO

The 7th Annual Downtown KC Office Summit – a sellout year-after-year – will feature a triple-header of program elements, including:

  • 2-3 p.m. Office Summit Networking Expo
  • 3-4:30 p.m. Office Summit Program
  • 4:30-6 p.m. Networking Reception

Tickets are on sale and sponsorships are available for this high-profile event that highlights Downtown’s ongoing renaissance and provides a great opportunity to connect with the real estate broker community, business leaders, and government officials. Click here to purchase tickets and to learn more.