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April 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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April 24, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Featured Events

Labeled as one of Charlotte’s largest business-to-business tradeshows, more than 1,000 people attend annually. Hosted by the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, Greater Charlotte Hospitality and Tourism Alliance and CRVA Partners in Tourism, expect over 160 exhibitors. A complimentary networking reception is included.
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This year attendees will hear from the Health Care CEOs and industry leaders unveiling the latest breakthroughs, addressing controversial issues head-on and turning the healthcare system's challenges into new opportunities. The Health Care Summit is where you hear breaking news first.
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VISIONARY

As the world’s largest airline, American Airlines operates an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to more than 150 countries. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) serves as American’s second-largest hub with more than 11,500 local employees supporting 700 daily flights that serve 160 destinations in 25 countries.
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Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) is one of the leading healthcare organizations in the Southeast and one of the most comprehensive, not-for-profit systems in the country. Our system includes more than 7,600 licensed beds, employs nearly 60,000 people and accounts for almost 12 million patient interactions each year.
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Our purpose is clear. We are here to make the financial lives of those who do business with us better. Better by listening to our customers and clients, and connecting them to the financial solutions they need. And, better by connecting across our company to deliver those solutions. Over the past three years, we've strengthened our foundation and now have record level capital and liquidity. We've put behind us many of the issues that arose as a result of the economic downturn and were obscuring the promise and potential of our company. And, we've narrowed our focus to concentrate on the businesses and services that matter most to the three customer groups we serve - people, companies and institutional investors.
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Belk, Inc., a private department store company based in Charlotte, N.C., is where customers shop for their Saturday night outfit, the perfect Sunday dress, and where family and community matter most. But Belk is more than shopping – it’s where you find your own unique way to express who you are. It’s where great style lives. Shop Belk in 16 southern states, and via their growing digital presence on www.belk.com, to find an assortment of national brands and private-label fashion, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top-name cosmetics, a wedding registry and Southern style for the home. Check out the Belk Newsroom to see the retailer in action as they give back to the community, deliver fashion-forward trends and more!
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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is the country’s largest specialty health plan, insuring more than 850,000 North Carolinians with complex needs. We have led the way in developing services, processes and solutions that improve the lives of our members and their families.
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Founded in 1993, CBI has grown into the premier interior solutions provider that offers workplace strategy and furniture solutions to a wide range of clients. David Longo and his business partner, Bob Flynn, opened the first CBI location in Charlotte, NC. Since then, the company has rapidly grown throughout the Southeast with 10 locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Florida. We are the exclusive Knoll dealer in the southeast and partner with DIRTT Environmental Solutions to provide our clients with designer office and industry-specific furniture that meets their interior solutions needs.
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As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group North America is a family of companies building experiences for all of our customers. We serve award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more. In addition, we are proud to offer state-of-the-art self-service and office coffee solutions.
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Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C. The Fortune 125 company is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. Duke Energy provides electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states. The electric service area’s estimated population is 24 million people. The company also provides natural gas to 1.6 million customers in five states and operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S. Visit duke-energy.com for more information.
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Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton, which has revenues in excess of $1.6 billion and operates 60 offices, works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.
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We help you get the best deal possible on your loans, period. By giving consumers multiple offers from several lenders in a matter of minutes, we make comparison shopping easy. And we all know-when lenders compete for your business, you win!
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LINCOLN HARRIS was formed in 1999, as a collective product of Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company and The Harris Group of the Carolinas, a full service corporate real estate firm. We are part of the vast resources of Lincoln Property Company, one of the largest, most respected, and diversified real estate services firm in the United States. Our national resources include more than 7,500 employees in over 50 regional administrative offices in the United States and Europe, with strong business ties dating to the company’s inception in 1965. Lincoln Harris brings tremendous financial strategy and stability to every project.
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Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 18 million customers a week in the United States and Canada. With fiscal year 2018 sales of $71.3 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,200 home improvement and hardware stores and employ approximately 300,000 associates. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports its hometown Charlotte region and all communities it serves through programs focused on safe, affordable housing and careers in the skilled trades. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
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We are an integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient facilities and hospitals – each element committed to delivering a remarkable healthcare experience for you and your family. With world-class technology, personal connections, and care that’s easier to access and understand, Novant Health is with you every step of the way on your journey to health and wellness.
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On Oct. 3, 2016, Duke Energy acquired Piedmont Natural Gas, which operates as a business unit of the company. The transaction adds Piedmont's 1 million natural gas customers to Duke Energy's existing customer base of 525,000 natural gas customers and 7.4 million electric customers.
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Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,750 U.S. hospitals and more than 130,000 other provider organizations. Our mission is simple: To improve the health of communities. As an industry leader, Premier has created one of the most comprehensive databases of actionable data, clinical best practices and efficiency improvement strategies.
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Sealed Air Corporation is a knowledge-based company focused on packaging solutions that help our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands, including Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, enables a safer and less wasteful food supply chain and protects valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.5 billion in sales in 2017 and has approximately 15,000 employees who serve customers in 122 countries.
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Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” and is named the 15th Largest IT Staffing Firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients’ technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit www.sigconsult.com.
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Truliant is a mission-driven, not-for-profit financial institution that promises to always have its member-owners’ best interest at heart by improving their lives through providing financial guidance and affordable financial services. Truliant was chartered in 1952 and now serves more than 230,000 members. Truliant currently has 33 Member Financial Centers in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
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UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university. It leverages its location in the state's largest city to offer internationally competitive programs of research and creative activity, exemplary undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, and a focused set of community engagement initiatives. UNC Charlotte maintains a particular commitment to addressing the cultural, economic, educational, environmental, health, and social needs of the greater Charlotte region.
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We believe in our vision and values just as strongly today as we did the first time we put them on paper more than 20 years ago. Staying true to them will guide us toward continued growth and success for decades to come. As you read more about our vision and values, you will learn about who we are, where we're headed and how every Wells Fargo team member can help us get there. Our values should guide every conversation, decision, and interaction. Our values should anchor every product and service we provide and every channel we operate.
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Vision

With united vision and bold action, we will create the most vibrant, innovative and healthy economy in the nation.

Mission

We enthusiastically collaborate to promote and advance the Charlotte region, creating opportunity, economic growth and prosperity for all.

ONE CHARLOTTE  ·   ONE REGION  ·   ONE COMMUNITY

Targeted Industries

With a metropolitan area of more than 1.5 million people and 25 colleges and universities, Charlotte has the human and intellectual capital to fuel the future economy. The Industries being targeted to fill Charlotte's future employment needs include:

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Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing in the Region

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Health Care

Charlotte - A National Health Care Center

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Information Technology

Analytics & Technology in Charlotte

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Financial Services/
FinTech

Finance Technology in Charlotte

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Logistics and Distribution

Transportation &
Logistics

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