15th Annual Economic Forecast Forum

Date: January 4, 2017

Location: Sheraton Imperial RTP - Durham, NC 

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The First Outlook for North Carolina Business in 2017

The North Carolina Bankers Association and the North Carolina Chamber proudly present the 15th Annual Economic Forecast Forum. This event brings together our state’s most powerful and influential leaders to discuss the economic forecast for the year ahead. In addition to the Forum, a special session is held each year focusing on a different segment of economic development. 


9 - 11:30 am  Registration

10 - 11 am     Preliminary Session - More Than a Buzzword: How IoT is Transforming Business

In an engaging preliminary session led by technology experts, you’ll learn why the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a top focus for businesses across multiple industries. Gartner, the world’s largest information technology research and consulting company, reports that the number of internet-based “connections” or “sensors” from which businesses can obtain customer data is expected to increase four-fold to 25 billion by the end of the decade. With applications including product manufacturing and shipment, credit underwriting, health care solutions and asset management, IoT technology will provide businesses with the opportunity to know their customers on a greater level than ever before. Join us at this AT&T sponsored session to learn how your business can utilize IoT to provide a more tailored customer experience that improves the bottom line.

11:30 am     Economic Forecast Forum and Luncheon

Mr. Rick Callicutt - Chairman, NC Bankers Association and President & CEO, Bank of North Carolina
Mr. Rusty Harris - Incoming Chairman, NC Chamber and President & COO, PSNC Energy

Vincent Delie - President & CEO, FNB Corporation
Lynn Good - Chairman, President & CEO, Duke Energy

Economic Forecast Panel
Dr. Harry M. Davis - Economist, NC Bankers Association and Professor of Finance, Appalachian State University
Dr. Michael Walden - William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor, North Carolina State University
Mr. Mark Vitner - Managing Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
Dr. John Connaughton - Barings Professor of Financial Economics, UNC-Charlotte
Mr. Tim Boyum - Time Warner Cable News (Moderator)

2 pm     Adjournment 


Presented by: 

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Co - Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor:

Fifth Third Bank


Preliminary Session Sponsor:


Silver Sponsors:

Coastal Federal Credit Union
ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina
SunTrust Bank
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Patron Sponsors:

Capital Bank
Davidson County EDC
Fidelity Bank
First Tennessee Bank
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
KS Bank
North Carolina Railroad Company
North State Bank
Paragon Bank
Select Bank
Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Wyrick Robbins