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Name: Builders Conference 2017
Date: September 28, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

16th Annual Builders Conference

The National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E

Delaware Riverfront Development: Getting it Right

For decades, Delaware riverfront development has vexed Philadelphia. Now, after years of planning efforts and proposals ? some realized, but many not ?new investment and opportunity are generating momentum, but also potential pitfalls.
Protecting the character of riverfront neighborhoods, safely converting formerly industrial land to residential and mixed use, incorporating recreational amenities, rebuilding, and paying for, necessary infrastructure, and managing traffic are among the many challenges, even as the long-awaited cover for I-95 moves closer to reality.
At its 16th annual Builders Conference, the Building Industry Association of Philadelphia will explore how we can get it right, ensuring a thriving waterfront that will best serve Philadelphia and Philadelphians for decades more to com

3:00       Registration, Networking and
            Supplier Showcase
4:00       Greetings and Opening Remarks  
              Brian Emmons, President, BIA of Philadelphia
4:15       State of the Local Housing Economy
              Kevin Gillen Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow

            Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation
            Drexel University

5:00       Delaware Riverfront Development:
            Getting it Right      
             Opening remarks: Councilman Mark Squilla
            Overview: Janice Woodcock , Principal,
            Woodcock Design
            Moderator: Brian Emmons
  • Joseph A. Forkin, President, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation  
  • Matt Ruben, President of Northern Liberties Neighbors Association, Chair of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group
  • Jonathan Stavin, Executive Vice President, PMC Property Group                                    
6:00        Cocktail Reception 

The BIA is looking for sponsors for this event. This year we have moved the event to a single larger, space at the museum, which will improve the visibility and access to display tables. Please click here to download the sponsor form. If you have any questions, please email Marianne at

Select photos from the 2016 conference below or click here to view the full photo album.

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Event Sponsors:
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Contact Information:
Marianne Scott
$100 BIA Members
$150 Non-Members
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