2015 Regional Innovation Expo

About the Expo

Highlighting the future of innovation in the five-county region

The 2016 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo is an exciting one-day event focused on setting the economic stage for our region for the coming year. Presented on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, WA, this conference brings together regional businesses from a wide range of industry sectors. Exhibitors will showcase industry within Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston counties, highlighting cutting edge technology, products and services that help our region and Washington State stay competitive.

This high-profile networking event, now in its eighth year, has expanded each year, and now draws approximately upwards of 400 decision makers and community leaders from all sectors of business and industry in our region. The 2016 Regional Economic Forecast & Innovation Expo will offer:

– an exclusive briefing on the 2016 Economic Vitality Index, the annual review of the region’s economic performance over past year

– insight from respected economists and business leaders on what lies ahead for the coming year, and how you can be prepared

– time to network with the people behind the products and services showcased at the Expo and the partnerships that support them

– six content-rich breakout sessions including:

  • Hiring/Workforce Reintegration
  • 502 Revenue Discussion
  • Innovation in IT: “Beating the Hackers and Phishers”
  • STEAM Initiatives in Higher Education
  • Innovation in Manufacturing
  • Cross-Laminated Timber Panel

– high-quality breakfast and lunch

Thursday, December 8, 2106
8:30a – 2:30p

Little Creek Casino Resort
91 W State Route 108
Shelton, WA 98584

For more information, please contact Rachel Baldwin at (360) 464-6040 or rbaldwin@thurstonedc.com.