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Agenda - Novogradac 2016 New Markets Tax Credit Conference

Thursday, June 2

6:30-7:30 a.m.
City Running Tour (Optional)
Run all over Washington D.C., taking in world-famous sights and hidden gems that you won't find in the hotel's glossy brochures. Sweat, sightsee and be social!

8-9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

9-9:10 a.m.
Welcome
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9:10-9:40 a.m.
Keynote Address: Amias Gerety, Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, U.S. Department of the Treasury
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9:40-10:45 a.m.
Beltway Reflections
We are all happy about the recent extension of the NMTC program through 2019, but what does this mean for tax reform? Get up-to-date information on who in Congress is deepening support and planning towards permanency for the NMTC.
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10:45-11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00 a.m.-Noon
Mid-Year Review
This lively Q&A panel will feature community development veterans and the CDFI Fund’s program manager Bob Ibanez, as they discuss the current investment landscape and CDFI Fund updates relative to future NMTC investments. Bring your own questions to join in on the discussion.
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Noon-1:15p.m.
Community Development Individual Achievement Awards Luncheon

Concurrent Session 1

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Swimming with the CDEs

Working in groups, teams will put together different types of deals to present to the “sharks” on stage, to learn what deals pique CDEs’ interest in an interactive group setting.
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2:45-3:00 p.m.
Break

3-4 p.m.
Preventing Recapture

The potential for recapture of tax credits has many NMTC professionals seeking ways to mitigate such liability. Panelists will detail ways to avoid a recapture with time left at the end to answer audience-specific recapture questions.
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4-4:10 p.m.
Break

4:10-5 p.m.
CDE Unwind

Learn how to better navigate the unwind process from the perspective of the CDE as our panelists work through a successful unwind.
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Concurrent Session 2

1:45-2:45 p.m.
QALICB's Path to Allocation

Panelists will help QALICBs understand best practices for attracting credits. What should QALICBs look for in a partnership, what are the cadences of the dance and the common missteps?
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2:45-3 p.m.
Break

3-4 p.m.
Getting to a Successful Closing

Our seasoned practitioners will share best practices to get to a successful and efficient closing. They will also shine a light on pitfalls to be avoided, current hot button issues, and discuss areas for optimization.
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4-4:10 p.m.
Break

4:10-5 p.m.
QALICB Unwind

Learn how to better navigate the unwind process from the perspective of the QALICB as our panelists work through a successful unwind.
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5-6:30 p.m.
Reception


Friday, June 3

8-9 a.m.
Registration & Breakfast

9-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: Annie Donovan, Director, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund

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Concurrent Session 1

9:40-10:50 a.m.
Leveraging Investment in Coal-Impacted Communities

Sponsored by the Appalachian Regional Commission Representatives from the White House, Annie Donovan from the CDFI Fund and CDE leaders will discuss ways CDEs can work with the federal POWER (The Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative to leverage CDE investments in coal impacted communities.
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10:50-11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m.-Noon
Measuring Community Impact

End your day with inspiration as this panel showcases the community impacts CDEs are looking for, using examples to help take you from concepts to creation.
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Concurrent Session 2

9:40-10:50 a.m.
Leveraging Investment in Native Lands

Learn about the need to invest in Native American country and Native Hawaiian Home Lands and hear from successful CDEs and their consultants about leveraging more investment into these communities.
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10:10:50-11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m.-Noon
Project Spotlight: HTC + NMTC

Combining the HTC and NMTC has led to a number of successful redevelopments. Join this panel to learn about a project that twinned these two credits, the additional benefits it created, the additional complexity involved and other considerations.
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