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2007 Summit to examine critical permitting issues


The third annual Retail Summit at Retail Construction Expo next May will examine the critical aspects of permitting retail construction projects.
Entitled “Permitting Power: High-Octane Techniques to Accelerate Speed to Market”, the six-hour event will be held on Tuesday, May 15, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill. Retail Construction Expo becomes part of the Commercial Construction Show in 2007.
The event will be open only to retailers, architects, engineers and landlords/developers. Presenters will include retailers, architects/engineers, consultants and local government permitting officials. The program is accredited by the American Institute for Architects for six continuing education credits.
“Retailers face challenging, diverse permitting issues across the country and this program is designed to help smooth and refine the process,” said Dave Doucette, editor of Retail Construction Magazine and vice president of D&D Communications Group, LLC, which owns the magazine and the trade shows. “Seminars at previous Expos have been quite popular, so our feeling was that a full-day of intense examination of the issues will be helpful to the industry.”
Seating at the Retail Summit is limited to 100. The 2006 event sold out three weeks before the show dates. The summit costs $325, which includes the option to purchase a four-pack of regular Expo seminars for half price. On-line registration will be available Feb. 1 at www.retailconstructionexpo.com.