(Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Polonsky Shakespeare Center | 262 Ashland Place | Brooklyn)
8:00am| REAL ESTATE BREAKFAST + CONVERSATION EXCHANGE | BAM Lepercq Space | 30 Lafayette Avenue
10:00am | OPENING REMARKS: Alicia Glen, New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
10:15am | PANEL: First Brooklyn, Then the World | Presented by Airbnb
The Brooklyn brand has worldwide influence on everything from entertainment to music to food to fashion. Leaders of some of our borough's biggest brands, like Brooklyn Brewery and the Brooklyn Nets, as well as companies that have chosen to expand their presence into Brooklyn, share the secrets to their success – and what advice they have for the next big Brooklyn brand.
11:05am | CONVERSATION: The (Real Estate) Kings of Kings County | Presented by Delta Air Lines
In 1985, Bruce Ratner founded a real estate company that would go on to spur the renaissance of Downtown Brooklyn through its creation of MetroTech Center and Barclays Center, the #1 performance venue in the country. Twenty-five years ago, David Walentas began assembling properties nearby and through his company played a singular role in creating DUMBO as the vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that it is today. This conversation with two of Brooklyn real estate's "founding fathers" and the current heads of Forest City Ratner Companies and Two Trees Management is sure to be a lively one.
11:55am | SHOW + TELL | Presented by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
12:05pm | Food Truck Lunch
1:15pm | PANEL: Manufacturing in Brooklyn | Presented by WNYC
From 3D printers to artisanal chocolate, Brooklyn is truly a home to today's "makers." But what are the challenges to creating a manufacturing business today? How do you scale up a company and keep it sustainable? This discussion will feature four leaders across the manufacturing industry talking about how they "make it in Brooklyn."
2:05pm | SHOW + TELL | Presented by CityRealty
2:15pm | PANEL: Making a Place for the Arts | Presented by WNYC
Brooklyn's character owes a great debt to the artists among us. From the Brooklyn Cultural District to the DUMBO waterfront to historic Weeksville, innovative cultural institutions make up the heart and soul of our communities. Hear from the leaders of five Brooklyn arts organizations as they build the City's next great cultural centers.
3:05pm | SHOW + TELL | Presented by Industry City
3:15pm | PANEL: Disasters in Restaurant Management
So you want to run a restaurant? Are you ready for 100-hour work weeks, putting out (literal) fires, and competing in the crowded Brooklyn dining scene? Before you consider jumping into the fray, you won't want to miss these war stories from some of the borough's hottest restaurateurs.
4:05pm | SHOW + TELL | Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
6:00pm | PITCH CONTEST | Superfine | 126 Front Street