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Memphis in May International Summit

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Name: Memphis in May International Summit
Date: May 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Event Description:

Memphis in May International Summit
An inaugural annual event to celebrate international trade and investment in Memphis
May 12 - 14, 2020, Memphis, Tennessee
 

Tuesday, May 12
Welcome Reception
  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  Blues City Café at the world famous
  Beale Street entertainment district
 
Wednesday, May 13
Breakfast and Roundtable
  7:30 am – 10:00 am
 
  Welcome Remarks
  Jim Strickland, Mayor, City of Memphis
  Doing Business in Greater Memphis Region
  Beverly Robertson, President and CEO
  Greater Memphis Chamber
 
  Panel 1: Economic Development Support   
  • Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE)
  • State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Memphis Light Gas and Water
  Panel 2: Industry Panel
  • Medical device manufacturing
  • Durable goods manufacturing
  • Food and beverage manufacturing
  • Agricultural technology
Tour 1:  FedEx World Hub
  10:30 am – 1:30 pm
  Tour, lunch, and roundtable with transportation and
  logistics panel at FedEx
 
Tour 2: Medtronic (medical device)
  1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 
Tour 3: University of Memphis
  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  Discussion: Workforce, R&D
 
BBQ Dinner Reception
  7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  Network with international and local business
  executives on the opening day of 2020 World
  Championship BBQ Cooking Contest
 
Thursday, May 14
Site seeing tours (optional)
  • Elvis Presley’s home at Graceland
  • National Civil Right Museum
  • Rock and Soul Museum
Travel and Cost Information
There is no cost to attend the event for invited participants. Participants are responsible for their own air travel to and hotel expenses in Memphis. We will help to make hotel reservations for participants and provide free transportation for airport pickup and drop-off from hotel. If participants are interested in optional site seeing activities, we will offer free admission to the selected attractions.
 
Contact Information
Jinliang Cai
Greater Memphis Chamber
Office: 901.543.3543
Cell: 901.468.8834
Email: jcai@memphischamber.com
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