Program

(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.

 Gail A. Grimmett  Delta Air Lines

Gail A. Grimmett

Delta Air Lines

 Steve Hindy  Brooklyn Brewery

Steve Hindy

Brooklyn Brewery

 Irina Pavlova  Onexim Sports & Entertainment

Irina Pavlova

Onexim Sports & Entertainment

 Wrede Petersmeyer  Airbnb

Wrede Petersmeyer

Airbnb

 Moderator:                      Carlo Scissura   Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

Moderator:                      Carlo Scissura 

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce

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.

 MaryAnne Gilmartin  Forest City Ratner Companies

MaryAnne Gilmartin

Forest City Ratner Companies

 Bruce Ratner  Forest City Ratner Companies

Bruce Ratner

Forest City Ratner Companies

 David Walentas  Two Trees Management Company

David Walentas

Two Trees Management Company

 Jed Walentas  Two Trees Management Company

Jed Walentas

Two Trees Management Company

11:55am | SHOW + TELL | Presented by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

 Jeffrey Laut  Brooklyn Atlantis

Jeffrey Laut

Brooklyn Atlantis

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."

 David Calligeros  Remains Lighting

David Calligeros

Remains Lighting

 Rick Mast  Mast Brothers Chocolate

Rick Mast

Mast Brothers Chocolate

 Diana Pincus  MakerBot

Diana Pincus

MakerBot

 Moderator:                 Charlie Herman  WNYC

Moderator:                 Charlie Herman

WNYC

2:05pm | SHOW + TELL | Presented by CityRealty

 Tina Roth Eisenberg  Friends, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux, Tattly

Tina Roth Eisenberg

Friends, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux, Tattly

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.

 James Bartlett  MoCADA

James Bartlett

MoCADA

 Susan Feldman  St. Ann's Warehouse

Susan Feldman

St. Ann's Warehouse

 Tia Powell Harris  Weeksville Heritage Center

Tia Powell Harris

Weeksville Heritage Center

 Dorothy Ryan  Theatre for a New Audience

Dorothy Ryan

Theatre for a New Audience

 Moderator:              Deborah Solomon  WNYC

Moderator:              Deborah Solomon

WNYC

3:05pm  |  SHOW + TELL | Presented by Industry City

 Andrew Kimball  Industry City

Andrew Kimball

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.

 Jean Adamson  Vinegar Hill House

Jean Adamson

Vinegar Hill House

 Emily Hyland  Emily

Emily Hyland

Emily

 Edward Song  Korilla BBQ

Edward Song

Korilla BBQ

 Moderator:                    Helen Hollyman  VICE

Moderator:                    Helen Hollyman

VICE

4:05pm | SHOW + TELL | Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 André Dua  Gotham Space Agency

André Dua

Gotham Space Agency

6:00pm  |  PITCH CONTEST | Superfine | 126 Front Street