Beverly Hills, Calif.-based real estate and construction industry data company Meyers Research is holding a “Building Industry Forecast DC 2014” event Wednesday.

Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, is to speak. Panel discussion members include Steve Alloy of Stanley Martin Homes, Christopher Clemente of Comstock Homes, Rick Rabil of Van Metre Cos., Alan Shapiro of Winchester Homes, Joe Hardy of Texas Capital, Peter Fioretti of Mountain Real Estate Capital and Dan Green of Wheelock Street Capital.

The half-day event begins at 7:45 a.m. at Fairview Park Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church. $225.

Other events of note
Tuesday, Sept. 2

Tony Jimenez, president and chief executive of MicroTech; Alejandro Negron, founder of A Creative Media; Anthony Ruiz, assistant district director, S mall Business Administration; and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) are to speak at the 2014 Maryland Hispanic Business Conference. The event is to have workshops, training and business session that will focus on how Hispanic and non-Hispanic businesses can target the fast-growing Hispanic market. The daylong conference beings at 8 a.m. at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., Bethesda. $125.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

The Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce are hosting at “10th Congressional District Town Hall Forum.” Del. Barbara Comstock (R) and Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust (D) will speak. The two candidates are vying to replace Rep. Frank Wolf (R). The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at Dominion, 3072 Centreville Rd., Herndon. $40 for members, $70 for everyone else.

Friday, Sept. 5

The Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding is fifth annual Banking Luncheon. Barbara Rehm of American Banker is to speak. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon. $45 for members, $60 for everyone else.

Saturday, Sept. 6

The DC Ad Club’s Advertising Week DC, a five-day training conference for advertising, marketing, digital and traditional media leaders, begins at 9 a.m. Events take place at multiple locations throughout the week. Pricing varies. Visit