FEBRUARY 4-6, 2024




We look forward to seeing you at IEDC’s 2024 Leadership Summit!  This year’s event will be centered on the theme, ‘Driving Global Collaboration,’ where we will focus on fostering international partnerships and coalitions to address shared challenges from climate change and resiliency to food security and sustainability. Unified by our mission to strengthen our communities’ long-term well-being, safety, security, and prosperity, it is imperative that we work together to build equitable economic development ecosystems in communities around the world for future generations.

The Summit will focus on the following themes and tracks: Infrastructure, Innovation, and Industry; Foreign Direct Investment; Partnerships and Collaboration; and Leadership Development. 


This year's Leadership Summit will explore:

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Infrastructure, Innovation, and Industry

  • Invest In & Upgrade Our Industries and Infrastructure
  • Champion Innovation & Sustainable Technologies
  • Ensure Equitable Access to Information and Financial Markets

Foreign Direct Investment 

  • Overcome Community Financial Constraints
  • Reduce Escalating Trade Tensions
  • Increase Access to Critical Data
  • Bridge the Digital Divides Globally

Partnerships and Collaborations
  • Reinforce Multilateralism
  • Unite Cross-Industry & Profession Stakeholders
  • Engage Local, Regional, National, and International Agencies
  • Recognize our Shared Mission & Common Goal

Leadership Development
  • Nurture Bold Visions and Diverse Skill Sets
  • Invest in Our Emerging Leaders & Future Economic Developers
  • Recruit Experienced Talent to Navigate Dynamic Challenges
  • Build & Strengthen Talent Pipelines

Explore Phoenix, AZ



Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
100 N. 1st Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 333-0000
Room Rate: $269
Booking Deadline: January 12, 2024, 5:00 PT