13th Annual Economic Forecast Forum

January 5, 2015

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The 2015 Economic Forecast Forum will bring together the state’s most influential business leaders. This year’s Forum will feature two keynote addresses: Brad Wilson, President & CEO with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Christopher Franklin, EVP & COO of Regulated Operations with Aqua America. Mark Vitner, Managing Partner and Senior Economist with Wells Fargo Securities will be providing his economic outlook for the new year.

In addition to the Forum, a special session is held each year focusing on a different segment of economic development. This year’s session will feature the economic impact of technology in North Carolina. Our state’s workforce has experienced immense change over the past generation and has evolved from an economy based on tobacco, textiles and furniture, to become a leader in finance, food processing, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and technology. From job creation to communications to increasing business efficiencies and productivity, technology plays a vital role in North Carolina’s future. How do we take advantage of these advances and, on the other hand, how do we protect ourselves from them? Speakers will address a variety of topics including job creation, innovative technology and cybersecurity.

This is the perfect opportunity to bring your officers, board members, and your best customers and prospects. Only sponsored tables will have reserved seating. Without a doubt, the Forum will sell out quickly. For more information, please contact the NC Bankers Association meetings department at 800-662-7044 or christy@nccbankers.org. Contact Sandy Harrell or call (919) 836-1421 for sponsorship information.



Premier Sponsors:

AQUA_500  BCBSstack400


Where > Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center | Durham, NC

When > JANUARY 5, 2015 | 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
9:30 am – Registration desk Opens

10:30 am – Special Session on the Economic Impact of Technology on N.C.
Noon – Lunch & Keynote

Registration > $85 – Individual Seat ($100 after December 19)  | $1,250 – Reserved Table of 10


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Gold Sponsors:

bank of america gold sponsor logo

Cisco Crop

Duke Energy co sponsor logo

 First Citizens Bank gold sponsor logo



Silver Sponsors:

BB&T Corporation
ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina
North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives
Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Yadkin Bank

Patron Sponsors:

BB&T Northeastern NC Region
Bank of North Carolina
Capital Bank
Carlton Law PLLC
Cherry Bekaert
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Community Bankers’ Bank
Davidson County EDC
Fidelity Bank
First South Bank
First Tennessee Corporate Financial Services
Franklin Street Partners, Inc.
HomeTrust Bank
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
KS Bank, Inc.
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP Attorneys at Law
NC Community College System
NewBridge Bank
North State Bank
O’Brien/Atkins Associates, P.A.
PSNC Energy
Small Business & Technology Development Center
SunTrust Bank
Troutman Sanders LLP
TrustAtlantic Bank
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

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