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2021 Greater Portland Economic Summit

Champions of Transformation

Join us for our biggest event of the year, with a special focus on the critical role of the private sector in our region's recovery.

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Date: Thursday, Sept. 30
Time: 8:30-11 a.m.
Venue: The Redd on Salmon Street, 831 S.E. Salmon St, Portland
Tickets: *If you are a GPI investor, please check your inbox for an email with a link to access your discounted tickets.

Greater Portland Inc’s signature event celebrates the region’s public-private partnership and puts a spotlight on our competitiveness in a global economy. Each year, the Summit brings together hundreds of regional leaders and influencers from public and private organizations for an informative and engaging event where business ideas, innovations and regional successes are shared.

This year, the Summit will be a hybrid event, offering the option of attending in person or via a livestream. For our in-person attendees, we will be taking all the appropriate health and safety measures to ensure a safe environment.

This fall’s Summit will shine a light on our region’s recovery, with a particular focus on the role of the private sector. Our keynote speaker is Kofi Bonner, CEO of Bedrock, a Detroit venture capital firm that played a key role in the city’s revitalization. The Summit will also feature a panel of experts addressing issues critical to our regional economy.

Our tentative program:

  • 8 a.m. – VIP Q&A event (add-on ticket available for purchase)
  • 8:30 – Networking breakfast
  • 9:00 – Welcome, CEO address
  • 9:30 – Panel conversation
  • 10:00 – Keynote address
  • 10:30 – Presentation of the Greater Portland Champion award
  • 10:45 – Board chair address
  • 11:00 – Program ends

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Are you interested in sponsoring the Summit? Please reach out to Emily Meshumar, GPI's Engagement & Events Coordinator.

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