I.CON East

June 5-6, 2024
Jersey City, New Jersey


About I.CON East

Date: Wednesday, June 05, 2024 - Thursday, June 06, 2024

Where: Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, Jersey City, New Jersey

The premier event exclusively focused on the development, operation and expansion of industrial real estate, I.CON is the nation’s largest gathering of industrial real estate professionals.

Hear the big ideas, trends and new technologies in industrial development from the best in the business, and make new professional contacts in the enthusiastic networking environment.


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Day 1 Agenda

Wednesday, June 05, 2024
8 a.m.


8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET

Ticketed events. Times vary within window.

Elizabeth Metropolitan Logistics Center
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bus departs at 9:15 a.m.
Presented by Majestic Realty Co.

Warehouse Automation Tour
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bus departs at 9:15 a.m.
Presented by ABCO Systems

South Bronx Industrial Tour
9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Bus departs at 9:45 a.m.

Boat Tour of the Port of New York/New Jersey
9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Onsite Briefing at 10 a.m.; Group Departs for Boat at 10:20 a.m.


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2:30 p.m.

Keynote Session: Autonomous Everything: AI, the Future, and What We Can Do About It

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET

Greg Lindsay

Greg Lindsay, Author and Futurist

The robots are coming — not to steal your job, but to invent entirely new ones. Recent advances in artificial intelligence such as OpenAI's ChatGPT coupled with automation point toward an increasingly autonomous world in which agency and personality is embedded in thinking machines. Autonomy will not only transform how and why we work, but also how we think, discover, decide, and even deceive ourselves. What we imagine and produce — along with how we sell it — will take strange new twists and turns as AI increasingly predict, suggest and convince us do it. In this wide-ranging and eye-opening talk on the promise and perils of cutting-edge AI, author and futurist Greg Lindsay explores how autonomy is already upending society, and what we can learn from organizations such as NATO, the U.S. military, and the Secret Service about what to do about it.

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4 p.m.

Analyzing Industrial Capital Market Trends

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET

The industrial sector has seen incredible growth and appreciation over the last number of years, even during the pandemic, yet many of the positive market forces have recently shifted. How can investors, developers and service providers position themselves for the future in today’s environment? If there’s capital to be deployed into the industrial asset class, where is it headed and why? How could external forces such as the Federal Reserve’s policy, the U.S. presidential election, and potential global events shape the industrial capital markets in the next 12-24 months? Our speakers will examine these critical questions and more.

Erik Foster, CCIM, Principal, Capital Markets, Avison Young

Mike Brennan, Chairman and Managing Principal, Brennan Investment Group, LLC
Matt Brodnik, Chief Investment Officer, EQT Exeter
Amy Curry, Chief Strategy Officer, Dermody Properties
Dave Fazekas, Partner and Head of Ares Industrial Management, Ares Management LLC

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5 p.m.

Onsite Welcome Reception

5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET
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Day 2 Agenda

Thursday, June 06, 2024
8 a.m.


8 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET
9 a.m.

Building Supply Chain Resilience into Industrial Development

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. ET

Anne Strauss-Wieder, Rutgers University

Brad Bohler, Principal and Branch Manager, Bohler

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10 a.m.

The Cold Storage Evolution

10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. ET

Chris Copenhaver, SIOR, Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

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10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. ET
11:20 a.m.

Regional Labor Market Trends and Comparative Analysis

11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. ET

David Hickey, Global Managing Director, Hickey & Associates

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12 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
1:30 p.m.

Networking Break

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET
2 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

2 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. ET
3 p.m.

Manufacturing Growth and Its Effects on North American Industrial Markets

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. ET

Liz Berthelette, CRE, Head of Northeast Research & National Life Science Research, Newmark
Lisa DeNight, Managing Director, National Industrial Research, Newmark

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3 p.m.

Rooftop Solar's Triple Play of Revenue, Community, and Sustainability

3 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. ET

Dan Kennedy, CEO, NAIOP New Jersey Chapter

Mark Schottinger, President, Solar Landscape

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4 p.m.

I.CONNECT: Ticketed Off-site Networking Event

4 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET

RoofTop at Exchange Place

RoofTop at Exchange Place (1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City)

Ticketed event; $99 USD / $131 CAD fee.

Connect with other conference attendees as you take in a breathtaking panoramic view of the Manhattan skyline at RoofTop at Exchange Place, located on the rooftop of Hyatt House Jersey City. Not included in conference registration; separate ticket required.


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Keynote Speaker

Greg Lindsay, Author and Futurist

Greg Lindsay is a generalist, urbanist, futurist and speaker. He is currently a senior advisor to the Arizona State University Threatcasting Lab, where he assists private organizations and public institutions such as NATO and the United States Secret Service in identifying, disrupting, and mitigating future threats. He was most recently an urban tech fellow at Cornell Tech’s Jacobs Institute, exploring the implications of AI and augmented reality at urban scale.

He is also a senior fellow of MIT’s Future Urban Collectives Lab, a senior advisor to Climate Alpha, and a non-resident senior fellow of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Strategy Initiative. He was previously the urbanist-in-residence at URBAN-X — BMW MINI’s urban tech accelerator — the director of applied research at NewCities, and founding director of strategy at its mobility-focused offshoot CoMotion.

Greg is a two-time Jeopardy! champion (and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson).

Greg Lindsay

Special Events: Project Tours and I.CONNECT

Join other attendees for an unforgettable ticketed networking event and select from four project tours giving you an up-close look at groundbreaking industrial developments in the New York and New Jersey region.

 - Boat Tour of the Port of New York/New Jersey
 - Elizabeth Metropolitan Logistics Center
 - South Bronx Industrial Tour
 - Warehouse Automation Tour
 - I.CONNECT: Ticketed Off-site Networking Event

Add these events to your conference registration to make the most of your time at I.CON East. We encourage you to register for the project tour of your choice before it reaches capacity!

Space is limited; register now!


Tours for I.CON East




Fee Type Standard USD Standard CAD
Member Regular $950 $1,283
Nonmember Regular $1,245 $1,681
Developing Leader Member Regular $825 $1,114
University Faculty $595 $803
Student $195 $263



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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations of full conference registrants received after Wednesday, May 15, 2024, will be charged a fee of $100 per attendee. You may send a substitute in your place without a penalty. Nonmembers substituting for a member will pay the fee difference. Cancellations received after Wednesday, May 29, 2024, will forfeit the registration fee. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Special events (tours and I.CONNECT) are nonrefundable. Cancellation notices should be sent to education@naiop.org.

Special Accommodations

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Learn what opportunities are currently available and secure your sponsorship by contacting Christopher Ware via email or call 703-674-1419.

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