2012 Business Facilities LiveXchange

Business Facilities LiveXchange will present a comprehensive, practical and strategic conference program that helps corporate delegates better plan and manage their companies' relocation or expansion projects.  This unique experience will be supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who will be making presentations and leading discussions on a number of hot-button issues.
Jack Youngblood
NFL Hall of Famer
Keynote Speaker

Jack Youngblood, the legendary NFL Hall of Famer, will deliver the Keynote Address at this year's 2012 Business Facilities LiveXchange. Mr. Youngblood had a storied career with the St. Louis Rams and currently serves on the NFLPA Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee.
Susan Liberty
Vice President, Infrastructure and Economic Development
McGuireWoods Consulting

Susan Liberty joined the McGuireWoods Infrastructure and Economic Development team in 2000.  Since joining the firm, she has successfully represented major national and international companies in multiple states with site selection and relocation decisions, economic incentives negotiations and business expansion services. 
Mark Williams
Strategic Development Group, Inc.
Workshop: Negotiating Incentives, Land Costs and Energy Costs for Major Projects
Mark Williams is a Certified Economic Developer with a unique and wide-ranging combination of private sector and government site location and economic development experience. During his extensive 15-year career, Mr. Williams has worked with hundreds of US-based and global corporation executives to find facility locations and negotiate location incentives for over $5 billion in U.S. investments.
Anatalio Ubalde
Co-Founder and CEO
GIS Planning Inc., ZoomProspector.com & SizeUp
General Session: Site Selection and Economic Development Disruptions

Anatalio Ubalde works with organizations throughout the nation to foster enhanced economic development strategies using Internet technology. His company's strategies are implemented in 39 states and serve the majority of the 50 largest cities in the United States. GIS Planning's ZoomProspector Enterprise web-based GIS product is the industry standard for site selection websites in economic development.
George Tobjy
Managing Director
KPMG Global Location and Expansion Services (GLES)
Workshop: Financial Incentives/Trends and Top Locations
George Tobjy has more than 20 years' experience assisting foreign and domestic companies with site selection, tax and financial analysis, import and export trade issues, and negotiating relocation and expansion incentive packages. In his career at KPMG, Mr. Tobjy has successfully managed location projects for Avaya, Cigna, IBM, TD Bank and many others.
Jason Hickey
Hickey & Associates
Think Tank: Site Selection Case History
Jason Hickey is the President of Hickey & Associates, a Global Site Selection and Public Incentive Support Firm specializing in location selection strategies, federal incentives, loan guarantees, grants and other public/private partnerships.
Ed Burghard
CEO and Manager
Burghard Group
Seminar: Creating Development Partnerships with Locations
As CEO and Manager of The Burghard Group, Ed Burghard introduced the Strengthening Brand America Project, an initiative to help economic development professionals better understand how to leverage the power of place branding as a strategy to become more globally competitive for capital investment.
Dean Barber
Barber Business Advisors, LLC
Seminar: Choosing a Location for a Manufacturing Facility
Dean Barber is President/CEO of Barber Business Advisors, which provides site selection analysis for corporations as well as economic development consulting services. Barber Business Advisors has worked with Fortune 500 and international companies with site selection analysis, incentive negotiations and startup transition.
Jay Amer, EC.D.
Amer & Associates Economic Development
Seminar: Expanding/Relocating Across Borders
Jay Amer is a certified economic development professional who established Amer & Associates Economic Development in January 2010. Amer & Associates provides investment attraction, government relations, economic development and site selection services to companies throughout Canada.