2018 Special Summer Event - BREI Conference

The Economic Development Council of Maine (EDCM) is excited to announce that in place of our 2018 Annual Summer Symposium we have the fortunate opportunity to partner with Business Retention & Expansion International (BREI) on their 2018 Annual Conference in Bangor at the Cross Center. BREI is excited to host over 100 economic development professionals from across North America and Canada as they gather to learn more about growing  communities, retaining and expanding local businesses, and building their professional skillsets.  The theme for the conference is Home Brewed: Small Batch Economic Development.  It is intended to highlight the focus on both new and emerging businesses as well as the growing local brewing industry our State.

As a member of EDCM you are able to participate in the entire 3-day conference

(June 13-15) for the same price you’d typically pay to come to EDCM’s Annual Symposium!


The conference is priced at $650, but we are excited to share with you that through our partnership with BREI, we are able to offer EDCM members the special discount price of $125, this pricing is only available to paid EDCM members!

In keeping with our annual tradition, there will be a lobster bake at the end of the day Thursday, June 14 on the Bangor Waterfront. There is a special registration code for EDCM members to receive the discounted rate of $125 for the BREI conference (to attend just one day or all three!)


Please Note: If you register with the code below and are not a current EDCM member you will automatically be invoiced separately for an annual membership to EDCM ($125).

Visit the Conference Registration Site https://brei.org/2018-annual-conference/  to see the full conference agenda and register using the “special registration” code of BREI2018.  

If you need a hotel, you may register for the BREI room block at one of two hotels within walking distance of the Cross Center, book soon because rooms for this event will go fast.


Residence Inn by Marriott - $149 per night - Book Online
Fireside Inn and Suites - call for rates - 207.942.1234