Iamc Picks Cleveland For 2015 Conference

IAMC Picks Cleveland for 2015 Conference

Five hundred corporate real estate executives and economic
developers will come to Cleveland in the fall of 2015 for the
Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) professional forum.

“This is great news for Northeast Ohio because the attendees
of the IAMC forum are the very business location decision makers we
target every day,” said Jay Foran, Team NEO’s Senior
Vice President for Business Attraction. “We will leverage
this opportunity to give these senior-level decision makers a
first-hand look at the assets of Northeast Ohio.”

Team NEO led the effort to bring the IAMC conference here, along
with Positively Cleveland, the convention and visitors bureau for
Greater Cleveland. Others in the local economic development and
philanthropic community, including BioEnterprise, NorTech, Greater
Cleveland Partnership, Greater Akron Chamber, Stark Development
Board and The Fund for Our Economic Future got behind the effort by
writing letters of support to persuade the selection committee to
choose Cleveland. 

IAMC conducted an extensive review of potential cities before
selecting Cleveland. They cited the re-branding and resurgence of
the area as well as the impressive, diverse industrial base as
reasons for bringing the conference to Northeast Ohio.

“We first got the attention of the IAMC Selection Committee
with the creative theme of our initial proposal,
‘There’s a Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’
On,’” explained Foran. “The proposal was
delivered in the actual Jerry Lee Lewis album cover with the song
title on the cover. This theme illustrates the undeniable energy
and resurgence of the area, the superior industrial companies that
have called Cleveland home for decades, and that we are the home of
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.”

The forum, designed for the experienced manufacturing real estate
and facilities portfolio management executives, their service
providers and suppliers, and economic developers, also selected
Cleveland because of the off-site venue options, superior
conference centers, and the RTA rail access from the airport.