by Dave Moore, Staff Writer
It’s a great time to be a sports fan in the Dallas Region, with the NFL and NHL drafts, the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament and Dallas Cowboys Training Camp right around the corner. The events are also a golden opportunities for executives and company owners from outside the region to picture themselves and their companies in Dallas-Fort Worth.
“We use these events for corporate recruitment,” DRC Economic Development Director Erica Flores said. “As part of our strategic plan, the economic development team is charged with developing hosting opportunities that allow us to invite executives of companies to visit the region.”
The DRC often works with its members and Tomorrow Fund investors to give visiting executives and company owners VIP access to sought-after experiences, she said.
“Sporting events, such as the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp, give executives the chance to visit the Dallas Region in a less-formal setting, and to get to know the people of the region better,” she said.
“With a large share of corporate relocations in the Dallas Region coming from the West Coast, the DRC has also used the Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, California, as an opportunity to extend some Texas hospitality,” she said, adding that many West Coast companies are interested in learning more about the Dallas Region, and enjoy watching America’s Team.
Oxnard is only a few hours’ drive from many major California employers. And when a portion of Cowboys Training Camp is held at The Star in Frisco, that’s another hosting opportunity, Flores said.
NFL preseason camps are scheduled again for late July this year. The 2018 NFL Draft Experienceis set for Thursday, April 26 to Saturday, April 28, at AT&T Stadium; the NHL Draft is set for June 22-23 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas; and the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament is set for May 17-20 at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.
Registrations closing for the DRC Mission to Europe
The Dallas Regional Chamber is finalizing its delegation for its June 17-23 trip to London and Paris.
Members of the delegation will have the option to visit London Tech Week prior to the mission, and during their time in London, will focus on meeting with executives in the health care, life sciences and medical technology industries.
Those interesting in filing the few remaining slots, or seeking more information, may contact Melissa Maguire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
DRC partners are hosting exciting opportunities related to international business.
Welcome Reception Honoring Delegations from Russia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan to the Offshore Technology Conference
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 PM
ZaZa Hotel Houston Fountain Room, 5701 Main St., Houston, 77005
The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce is holding one of its largest receptions for oil and gas industry leaders, and for government officials around the world. The event, in its ninth year, is attended by between 300 and 400 individuals.
The Offshore Technology Conference is the largest oil and gas sector trade show in the world. This conference provides energy professionals the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters.
Register for the reception online here.
Impact of German Companies on the Dallas Region
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Dallas Regional Chamber, 500 N. Akard St., Suite 2600, Dallas, 75201
This event will discuss how German companies and German direct investment impact the Dallas Region in today’s global economy. Presentations, conversations and Q&A will lend insights into various aspects of German economic involvement in the Dallas Region community from both the perspective of German companies and investors as well as local communities. This breakfast event is a collaboration between International Capital LLC and the DRC, and is being hosted by the German-American Chamber of Commerce.