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Daniel Kowalski, Keynote Speaker
Deputy Chief of Staff
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
White House Office of Legislative Affairs
About the Event
We look forward to welcoming opportunity zones (OZ) stakeholders of all types to Denver for the Novogradac 2019 Opportunity Zones Spring Conference.
With the release of the first tranche of Treasury guidance on the OZ incentive and the expected release of a second tranche before April, we hope you take advantage of this conference to get the latest information on OZs, as well as make new contacts and renew existing relationships in Denver.
We encourage you to add your name to the list of the attendees at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, where we will discuss a range of topics covering all dimensions of the OZ incentive, with information for developers, investors, government entities and anyone else in community development.
We’ve tailored the agenda to address the topics that are most important to those interested in the OZ incentive. Some of the topics that our expert panelists will address April 25-26 include:
- what is coming from the new session of Congress and how legislation could improve the OZ incentive,
- how opportunity fund sponsors view the market,
- how communities can capitalize on OZs,
- recommended practices to maximize the impact of OZs,
- and more.
We’ll also offer three tracks of panels on Thursday afternoon: In the first track we will cover significant organizational and operational matters on opportunity funds; in the second track we will cover hot topics around the various types of OZ businesses; and in the third track we will do a deep dive into technical tax aspects of the incentive.
Networking possibilities will be plentiful in Denver, where you can meet with leading professionals, including members of the Novogradac & Company LLP OZ practice, before and after each session. There also will be a networking reception Thursday evening.
Our hope is that the Novogradac 2019 Opportunity Zones Spring Conference will not only be educational and encouraging, but that you will leave Denver with knowledge and relationships that will help you continue to thrive in OZs for 2019 and beyond.
John Sciarretti, CPA | Conference Chairman