POSTPONED: Road to American Dream – Impact on Retail and Tourism in the Metro Area – Featuring Adi Adair, CFO, Triple Five Group/American Dream

Date and Time
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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American Dream Mall
1 Meadowlands Plz
(Near Nickelodeon Universe Attraction)
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
United States
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. If you have purchased tickets, expect a full refund shortly.
We hope to reschedule this event for the fall. Check back for more information!

The Wharton Club of New Jersey is joining host - the New Jersey Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) - in a special event at American Dream, the long-awaited super mall in the Meadowlands complex. Alumni of the Penn Club of Metro New Jersey and the Columbia Alumni Club of New Jersey as well as members of the New York Chapter of FEI will also join in this unique breakfast event. Adi Adair, CFO of Triple Five Group & American Dream, and an icon among women business executives, will discuss the new mall and entertainment center and its projected impact on the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. After Ms. Adair’s presentation, there will be a tour of American Dream’s retail and entertainment facilities.

Ms. Adair, an iconic business leader, will discuss:

· Her career path and the road to American Dream;

· Thriving in a mall retail space in an era of continuing mall anchor tenant retail decline

· Spillover effect on surrounding business communities, tourists and the metro area

· The secret sauce in sustaining a viable entertainment / retail business model.

The Wharton Club of New Jersey invites you to join fellow alumni, friends and colleagues, as well as members of the other groups for a hot buffet breakfast, an opportunity to expand your networking and to get an insider’s perspective of American Dream.

About the Speaker
Adi Adair is Chief Financial Officer of Triple Five Group/American Dream. Her career as a Chief Financial Officer and multidimensional finance executive has included designing and executing strategies that enhance value for stakeholders and improve operational performance. Ms. Adair has been sought after and recruited repeatedly for her expertise in the real estate industry, her skill in negotiating complex multi-million-dollar deals and her success of more than 15 years with improving finance and accounting operations.

Prior to Triple Five Group/American Dream, Ms. Adair has held positions such as VP Corporate Accounting, CFO and COO at various firms, including The Related Companies, Treetop Development, The Halle Companies, Housing Trust Group, and BAP Development.

7:30 - 8:30 am Networking:
8:00 am Hot Buffet Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 am Presentation by Adi Adair
9:30 am Tour of American Dream

: Parking will be validated
$45 for Supporting Member*
$90 for Supporting Member with Guest
$75 for Basic Member* - See Special Opportunity below
$95 for all other guests
Event to take place near the Nickelodeon Universe attraction. Park in Garage A (Parking will be validated.)

any Wharton or University of Penn alum who has an active WCNJ membership in one of the following categories:

  • New Graduate (1st Year after Graduation) or Current Student
  • Young Alum (between 1 and 5 years after Graduation)
  • Standard 1-Year Member
  • Standard 2-Year Member
  • Dual WCNJ-Penn Metro Club of NJ Member
  • Dual WCNJ-Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association Member

*A BASIC WCNJ MEMBER is: any Wharton alum living or working in New Jersey who does NOT have an active WCNJ Supporting Membership as described above.

Supporting Members are always welcome to invite a Basic Member (a Wharton or UPenn alum who has never attended an event before) as their guest for FREE. Contact Admin at [email protected]to register your guest.

We’re confident that Basic Members who attend this event will want to attend additional WCNJ events in the future, as well as take advantage of Other Club activities (e.g., Leads Councils, Wharton NJ Women) that are only open to Supporting Members. Become a Supporting Member within 7 days after this event (by 11:59 pm ET on 4/30/2020) and we’ll refund you the $30 premium paid by Basic Members. That is, your cost to attend this event will be at the Supporting Member price of $45.
American Dream
1 Meadowlands Plaza
East Rutherford, NJ
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Event to take place near the Nickelodeon Universe attraction. Park in Garage A (Parking will be validated.)

By registering for this event, I give permission for WCNJ to use any photographs or videos of me taken at the event on its website, social media or in promotional materials without compensation. I understand that WCNJ or its members own the copyrights to all photographs and video taken at the event.

Map & Directions

American Dream Mall

1 Meadowlands Plz, (Near Nickelodeon Universe Attraction), East Rutherford, NJ 07073, United States,
by public transit by car by bike Walking