15th Annual Economic Forecast Forum

January 4, 2017

efflogoThe First Outlook for North Carolina Business in 2017

The North Carolina Chamber and the North Carolina Bankers Association 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.

More details and agenda highlights coming soon. Get Engaged: #NCForecast17

Presented by

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What: 15th Annual Economic Forecast Forum
When: Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017
Where: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center | 4700 Emperor Blvd, Durham, NC 27703 | Empire Ballroom

Sponsorships & Registration


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9:00 a.m.
Registration (Throughout morning)

10:00 a.m.
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 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.

11:00 a.m.
Preliminary Session Adjourns

11:30 a.m.
Economic Forecast Forum


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

Opening Keynotes

Economic Forecast Panel Discussion

  • Dr. Harry M. Davis, Economist, North Carolina 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 and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
  • Dr. John Connaughton, Barings Professor of Financial Economics, UNC-Charlotte
  • Mr. Tim Boyum, Anchor, Capital Tonight, Time Warner Cable News (Moderator)

2:00 p.m.

Gold Sponsors

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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
NC Electric Cooperatives
Suntrust Bank
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Patron Sponsors

Capital Bank
Community Bankers’ Bank
Davidson County EDC
Essent Guarantee
Fidelity Bank
Fifth Third Bank
First Tennessee Bank
Four Oaks Bank & Trust
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
KS Bank, Inc.
M & F Bank
North Carolina Railroad Company
North State Bank
Paragon Bank
Select Bank
Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Troutman Sanders, LLP
UNC – Wilmington
Ward and Smith, P.A.
Wyrick Robbins

Media Sponsor

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