Last year’s in-person Trends Day attracted a record number of participants. Join ULI Arizona for the 16th Annual Trends Days, this year a three-day virtual program of deep-dive content.

The 2021 event, April 20-22, brings together more than 40 top industry experts from across the globe. They will discuss the most current real estate trends with a focus on what to expect in the future, where the best opportunities can be found, and how these components affect both public and private sector partners.

ULI Arizona’s Trends Day is recognized as the third largest ULI program globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary to hold a virtual event. Trends Day 2021 will be spread across three mornings to avoid Zoom fatigue, making it easier to attend.

Participants will have the chance to take part in roundtables offering an additional interactive networking experience and also receive access to recordings of the entire program.

“Virtual programming of Trends Day for the first time ever has allowed us to truly leverage the global reach of ULI with even more speakers from across the country,” said Deb Sydenham, FAICP, Executive Director, ULI Arizona District Council. “The audience can expect true thought-leadership.”

Registration fees: private member, $99; non-member, $139; public/academic/nonprofit and student, $49 for member and non-member; and under age 35, member, $99; non-member, $139.

Highlights of each day:

Day 1, April 20: Predictions for the U.S. Economy, or Life in the Canary Watch Box, Dr. Peter Linneman, will share his insights and research into the U.S. economy amidst COVID-19 recovery under the new Biden Administration; Fireside Chat, The Long Game: Waging the War on Coronavirus, Dr. Paul Keim, Executive Director, Pathogen and Microbiome Institute; Regents Professor, and Co-Director of TGen North, Northern Arizona University.

Day 2, April 21: Capital Markets Keynote – Show Me the Money, Mary Ludgin, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director and Director of Global Investment Research, Heitman; Arizona’s Explosive Growth in Manufacturing, Grace O’Sullivan, Vice President, Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships, Arizona State University, moderator; Laura Matz, Ph.D., Vice President, Planatization, EMD Electronics; Micah Miranda, Economic Development Director, City of Chandler; and Jim Rounds, President, Rounds Consulting Group, Inc.

Day 3, April 22: Leadership in Times of Transition, former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Bob Worsley, Entrepreneur, Author and Former Arizona State Senator, NZ Legacy, LLC; ZenniHome, LLC; NovoPower, LLC; Fireside Chat – Leadership: Engagement, Equity and Community Development, Omar Passons, Esq., MPH, Director, Division of Integrative Services, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency; Chair, ULI San Diego/Tijuana Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Register here.

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