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CDFA Kentucky Conference
November 1, 2017
Lexington, KY

-Overview

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Join the CDFA Kentucky Financing Roundtable, in partnership with KLC, for the annual conference on November 1, 2017. This event will feature a number of economic development finance experts from around the state discussing development finance tools, authorities, resources and approaches, and how these can affect the Kentucky economy going forward.

The conference will take place at the Embassy Suites in Lexington and is supported by dozens of the state's finest development finance leaders. Register today to reserve your spot at the 2017 CDFA Kentucky Financing Roundtable Conference.

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-Agenda

2017 CDFA Kentucky Conference Agenda

Wednesday November 01, 2017

Wed 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Registration Opens
Wed 09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Welcoming Remarks
The CDFA Kentucky Financing Roundtable was developed to expand best practices within the state’s development finance industry. To kick off the CDFA Kentucky Conference, CDFA President & CEO Toby Rittner will deliver welcoming remarks.
Speaker(s)
  • Toby Rittner, President & CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies
  • Wed 09:30 AM - 10:15 AM
    State Programs and Economic Development Overview
    This session will feature a discussion on the latest matters related to economic development in Kentucky, along with a look at the variety of financing programs available from the state. Join us as we explore the economic development finance trends and opportunities for communities across the state.
    Speaker(s)
  • Sarah C. Butler, Division Director, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Wed 10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Wed 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    The Latest in Bond Financing across Kentucky
    Bond financing remains the bedrock development finance tool for economic development. This session will focus on the Kentucky Bond Development Corporation and their investment in projects across the Commonwealth. Join us as we discuss a variety of financing deals under KBDC’s scope and highlight opportunities for partnering with them locally.
    Speaker(s)
  • Robin Cooper, Chief Member Services Officer, Kentucky League of Cities
  • Joe Lakofka, Financial Advisor, Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC
  • Roger L. Peterman, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Wed 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    Spotlight: Transformational Financing for the Lexington Convention Center
    Located in the heart of downtown Lexington, the Lexington Convention Center is a Kentucky staple for sporting events and other gatherings. During this session, experts will explore the recent and current renovations at the Center, explain the financing story behind this exciting project, and discuss the partners involved in the project.
    Speaker(s)
  • Ryan Barrow, Executive Director, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Roger L. Peterman, Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • Wed 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Luncheon Session: Development in Eastern Kentucky
    In August, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet announced three grants worth $5 million to spur economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. During this luncheon session, we will discuss the allocation of these funds as well as their impact on the region. How might these grants be used locally and are there opportunities for leveraging this for further financing and capital? Hear from experts in the eastern Kentucky region as they consider how to make the most of these investments.
    Speaker(s)
  • Jared Arnett, Executive Director, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)
  • David Ledford, President & Chief Financial Officer, Appalachian Wildlife Foundation
  • Bob Scott, Director, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • Wed 01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
    Networking Break
    Wed 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
    Kentucky Public-Private Partnership Deals
    As budgets are stretched and new rules are created, it can be difficult to pull together funding for necessary infrastructure improvements and community facilities. Join industry experts from around the Commonwealth as they present case studies and explore proven approaches for implementing successful P3 projects.
    Moderator(s)
  • Ed Green, Senior Strategist, C2 Strategic Communications LLC
  • Speaker(s)
  • Casey Bolton, Partner, Commonwealth Economics
  • B. Leigh Powers, General Counsel and Executive Director, Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • David Rogers, Member, Frost Brown Todd, LLC
  • -Location

    The 2017 CDFA Kentucky Conference will take place at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream
    1801 Newtown Pike
    Lexington, KY 40511
    Phone: 859-455-5000

    -Registration

    To register for the 2017 CDFA Kentucky Financing Roundtable Conference, click on the Register button below. Registration rates vary depending on whether or not you are a CDFA member.
    Standard Rates
    CDFA Member: $145
    Non-Member: $195


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    Roundtable Partner

    Kentucky League of Cities

    For information about sponsoring the CDFA Kentucky Financing Roundtable, review the sponsor prospectus and complete our sponsorship agreement. For questions, please contact CDFA.