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CDFA Kentucky Conference
November 1, 2017
Lexington, KY


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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.



2017 CDFA Kentucky Conference Agenda

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wed 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration Opens
Wed 9:00 AM - 9:30 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.
  • Toby Rittner, President and CEO, Council of Development Finance Agencies
Wed 9:30 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.
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.
Wed 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Spotlight: Pension Reform in Kentucky
Kentucky’s is facing an important discussion about its public pension systems right now. Concerns about the long term viability of these pension systems threatens the state budget, which will have a ripple effect to several other programs, including development finance and economic development. What is the latest in pension reform discussions? This session will analyze reform efforts and outline the most recent developments from various proposals.
Wed 12:00 PM - 1:30 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.
  • Jared Arnett, Executive Director, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)
  • David Ledford, President & Chief Executive Officer, Appalachian Wildlife Foundation
  • Bob Scott PE, PLS, Director, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Wed 1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Networking Break
Wed 1:45 PM - 3:00 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.
  • Ed Green, Senior Strategist, C2 Strategic Communications LLC


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

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


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


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.