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    LEARN. EXPERIENCE. GROW.

    March 31 – April 2, 2019

    Greenville, South Carolina

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  • Settle into comfortable luxury at The Westin Poinsett, Greenville. Our casually sophisticated hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Greenville, South Carolina, making it easy to explore local attractions, shops and restaurants.

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Join us for a unique opportunity to travel as a delegation to Greenville, SC, learn key lessons, and gain special insight from the challenges and opportunities the city’s leaders are facing.
Add to My Calendar 2019-03-31 12:00:00 2019-04-02 18:00:00 Eastern Time Leadership Exchange Join us for a unique opportunity to travel as a delegation to Greenville, SC, learn key lessons, and gain special insight from the challenges and opportunities the city’s leaders are facing. Greenville, South Carolina One Acadiana Caroline@oneacadiana.org

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Flight to Greenville, SC

7:00 AM

Lunch & Orientation

Sponsored by The Acadiana Advocate

“Naive Enough to Believe We Can Do Anything:
Greenville’s Past, Present, and Future”

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Downtown Walking Tour

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Welcome Dinner

Sponsored by Jones Walker

“Taking Risks and Giving Back:
A Leadership Story”

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Breakfast & Mayor’s Welcome

“Creating a City’s Personality”

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Session #1

“Vision, Planning, and Execution:
A 30-Year Overnight Success”

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Session #2

“Aligned and Committed:
Regional Economic Development in the Upstate”

11:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Lunch & Speaker

Sponsored by Billeaud Companies

The Site Selection Process

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Session #3

“Grow Your Own:
Greenville’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Free Time

Optional tours will be available

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Group Dinner

Brief History of the Peace Center

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Breakfast

Breakfast at your leisure

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Session #4

“BMW: The Gift that Keeps on Giving”

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Free Time

Tour Zentrum, Gift Shop

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM

BMW Factory Tour

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Debrief

“Driving Progress:
Accelerating Momentum on Leadership Exchange Lessons”

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Activity

“Driving Progress:
The Ultimate Driving Experience”

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Departure Flight

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM

WHAT TO EXPECT

An Unparalleled Experience

This unforgettable 3-day package includes a chartered flight, hotel accommodations, all ground transportation, tours, and meals.

A Legendary City with Modern Charm

Greenville’s downtown has long been one of the Upstate’s most popular destinations for shopping, dining and entertainment, and over the past few years, has amassed a multitude of accolades and awards from national publications.

A Unique Culture

While Greenville has developed into a world-class city, it has retained its unique identity, and the City is dedicated to protecting and preserving those qualities that have earned them so many accolades.

A Historic Hotel

Attendees will stay at the historic Westin Poinsett hotel in the heart of Downtown Greenville.

WHY GREENVILLE, SC?

“The BMW plant in Spartanburg was a game-changing economic development win for the Upstate South Carolina region. One of the key takeaway lessons I’m looking forward to learning is how the region attracted a global powerhouse like BMW and how to further position Acadiana for big economic development wins in the future.”

Katie Chaisson
CLECO
Director, Business & Economic Development

“Thirty years ago, Greenville’s leaders rallied together behind a vision to develop one of the best downtowns in America. I am excited to learn about the vision, planning, and execution behind Greenville’s success and how we can apply the lessons learned here in Acadiana.”

Carlee Alm-LaBar
Southern Lifestyle Development
Director of Traditional Neighborhood Developments

“If you are invested in making Acadiana a better place to live and work, this is a trip you won’t want to miss. The agenda will be jam-packed with active and informative sessions in a city that is where we want to be. You’ll learn how Greenville transformed from a textile town to a world-class city. I hope you will join us.”

Steven Hebert
Billeaud Companies
CEO

PRICING

 

$2,500

This unforgettable 3-day package includes:

  • Chartered Flight
  • Accommodations at The Westin Poinsett
  • All Ground Transportation
  • All Meals

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Frequently Asked Questions
What’s included in the cost of the trip?

The trip price is all-inclusive and covers the following costs:

  • Private chartered flight
  • Single accommodations at The Westin Poinsett
  • All meals
  • Ground transportation
  • Conference sessions
 
Do you have to be a member of One Acadiana to attend?

No, you do not have to be a member of 1A to attend.

 
Can my spouse join me?

Because the event is built as a professional development opportunity, there is not an abundance of leisure time.  We encourage spouses to attend if they are interested in also attending the sessions and networking dinners.  There is a special double room rate available.

Can I get a refund on my tickets?

Payment in full is required to reserve a spot for the trip.  A 50% refund will be offered for cancellations until January 31, 2019 with no refund being offered after this date.

Accommodations

Settle into comfortable luxury in the epicenter of downtown Greenville.

The Westin Poinsett, Greenville

This excursion includes accommodations at the historic Westin Poinsett, the only AAA Four-Diamond hotel in the area.

The Poinsett hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown Greenville, making it a prime location to explore attractions, venues, and restaurants.

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Feel free to call and talk with Caroline at 337.408.3657,
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