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  • Agenda
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  • Phone App
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Purchase Forecast Booklet
  • Hotel & Parking
  • 2017 Kansas EOC

39th ANNUAL KANSAS ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7:30-11:30 AM
Century II Convention Center
225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

Over 800 Business leaders are turning to the Kansas Economic Outlook Conference for a glimpse into Kansas’ economic future.  Founded by Wichita State University, the W. Frank Barton School of Business, and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR).

The purpose of the conference is to provide insight into current local, state, and national economies, addressing topics of interest to the community. A combination of nationally known speakers and local experts will be on hand to provide perspectives on issues affecting business, industry, education and government.

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WHAT ARE THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCES?

 

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SPEAKERS

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PAUL SINGLE
City National Rochdale
Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
 

Economic Outlook and Financial Market Update

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JEREMY HILL
Wichita State University
CEDBR
Director

State & Local Employment Forecast

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JOSH ROE
Kansas Department of Agriculture
Deputy Secretary

Agriculture Update

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EDWARD CROSS
Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association (KIOGA)
President

Oil Update
PANELISTS
Introduction

Finance Market
PAUL SINGLE
City National Rochdale

Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager

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Mission

Finance Market
JOHN TOOTHAKER
Schreck Financial Group

Partner

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Mission

Oil Discussion
ADAM BEREN
Berexco

Chairman and President
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Government Panelist - Kathy Sexton

Oil Discussion
DAVE MURFIN
Murfin Drilling Company

President

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Government Panelist - Col. David Weishaar

Oil Discussion
NICK POWELL
Colt Energy

Owner and President
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FEATURED GUESTS

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MICHAEL SCHWANKE
KWCH-12 Eyewitness News
Managing Anchor/Investigative Reporter
 

Event Host

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CHARLIE CHANDLER
INTRUST BANK
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
 

Welcome Remarks

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RICK LECOMPTE
Wichita State University 
H. Dene Heskett Chair in Finance and Chair, Department of Finance Real Estate & Decision Sciences

 

Announcing Stock Prediction Winner

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RICHARD MUMA
Wichita State University
Office of Academic Affairs
Provost

Closing Remarks

 

SPEAKER RECOMENDATIONS

CEDBR is always looking for recomendations for speakers, moderators, and panelists.  If you know someone that the center should consider, fill out the speaker recomendation form: http://www.cedbr.org/events/speaker-recomendation

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Tentative Agenda
6:45 Early Bird Networking
7:30   Registration / NetworkingBreakfast
8:00   Opening Remarks
Charlie Chandler, Chairman and CEO
INTRUST Bank
8:05   Event Host's Introduction
Michael Schwanke, Managing Anchor/Investigative Reporter
KWCH-12 Eyewitness News
8:10 Announcement of Stock Prediction Contest Winner
Rick LeCompte, H. Dene  Heskett Chair in Finance 
Wichita State University
8:15 Economic Outlook and Financial Market Update
Paul Single, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager
City National Rochdale
8:45   Financial Market Panel Discussion
Moderator: 
Rick LeCompte, H. Dene  Heskett Chair in Finance, Wichita State University
Panelist: Paul Single, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager, City of National Rochdale
Panelist: John Toothaker, Partner, Schreck Financial Group
9:10   // Networking Break // 
9:30  

State & Local Employment Forecast
Jeremy Hill, Director, 
Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR)
Wichita State University

10:00   Agriculture Update
Josh Roe, Deputy Secretary
Kansas Department of Agriculture
10:20 // Break //
10:35 Oil Update
Edward Cross, President
Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association (KIOGA)
10:55   Oil Panel Discussion
Moderator: Edward Cross, President, Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association (KIOGA)
Panelist: Adam Beren, Chairman and President, Berexco
Panelist: Dave Murfin, President, Murfin Drilling Company
Panelist: Nick Powell, Owner and President, Colt Energy
11:30   Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Richard Muma, Provost, Office of Academic Affairs
Wichita State University

 

SPEAKER RECOMENDATIONS

CEDBR is always looking for recomendations for speakers, moderators, and panelists.  If you know someone that the center should consider, fill out the speaker recomendation form: http://www.cedbr.org/events/speaker-recomendation

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Paul Single - Economic and Financial Market Update

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Jeremy Hill - State and Local Employment Forecast

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Josh Roe - Agriculture Update

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Edward Cross - Oil Update

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The CEDBR Kansas Economy phone app is available for download. The app has the event agendas and speaker bios and will be updated with the slide presentations for all the speakers on the day of the event. 

Download the app using any of the following links or search
"Kansas Economy" in Google Play or the Apple Store.

Android Conference App Download Download on Android
Apple Conference App Download Download on Apple
Download Conference Phone App

View the HTML version in your browser.
Save a shortcut to your home screen through the menu options in your browser.

 

 

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Would you like to sponsor one of our events? Below is a brief introduction to our events. Contact cedbr@wichita.edu to receive the full list of sponsorship opportunities available. 

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The following is a summary of the forecast booklet.  An electronic version of booklet can be purchased online.  A printed complimentary copy will be provided for the following 2018 outlook event locations (Dodge City, Emporia, Hays, Pittsburg, Salina, and Wichita).  Future publications and price of this booklet will likely change and will be dependent on both demand and sponsorships.

Click Here to Purchase Booklet.

Click Here to Purchase a Ticket to the Event.

  • Employment forecasts – This includes a sector level employment forecasts for each of the major metropolitan economies within Kansas and for the state as a whole. 
    • Kansas
    • Wichita
    • Kansas City
    • Topeka
    • Non Metropolitan areas of Kansas
  • Economic Conditions – The annual survey of selected panel members across Kansas provide information ranging from current economic conditions to expectations, which includes issues ranging from input prices to demand for goods and services.   The survey also includes concerns about global, national, state, and local issues.
  • Real Estate Forecast – The Center for Real-estate at Wichita State University produces a forecast Kansas and several markets.  A summary of the housing market is included.
  • Commercial Real Estate Market Update – NAIMartens provides an update on the major commercial real estate segments with the Wichita area.
  • Kansas Industry News and Developments – This section includes a more detailed look at employment trends for each of the major industry sectors for Kansas and regional markets.  It also includes a highlight of major news and developments. 
    • Retail Trade
    • Transportation
    • Information
    • Leisure and Hospitality
    • Other Services
    • Government
    • Natural Resources, Mining, and Construction Industry 
    • Manufacturing Industry
    • Wholesale Trade
    • Financial Activities and Real Estate    
    • Professional and Business Services     
    • Education and Health Services    
  • Indictors – Multiple economic variables will provide an over of the current economic conditions within each of the various regions within Kansas.
    • Kansas Overview
    • Highlight of all Kansas Counties
    • Seven Regions across Kansas
    • Top 25 Counties

 

 

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Hotel & Parking

They Hyatt Regency is offering a discounted "Area Event" rate of $145 for the night of October 3rd which also includes overnight self-parking. 

You can get the discount with the group code CR62829.

The discount can also be accessed through the link below:

Event Rates

 

Please arrive early as preferred parking is available on first-come, first-served basis.

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In January 2017 we launched a competition among Wichita State University students challenging them to submit their prediction for the closing value of the S&P 500 on September 1, 2017. We would like to recognize the following individual for providing the most accurate prediction for this challenge. Congratulations, Hongchi “Abby” Guo! She was recognized on stage at the 38th Annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference on Thursday, October 5, 2017.