40th ANNUAL KANSAS ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:30-11:30 AM
Century II Convention Center
225 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67202

For a glimpse into Kansas' economic future, over 800 business leaders turn to Wichita State University, the W. Frank Barton School of Business, and the Center for Economic Development and Business Research (CEDBR), founders of the Kansas Economic Outlook Conference.

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.

 

SPEAKERS AND PRESENTATIONS

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JAY SMITH
President and COO

INTRUST Bank

 

Welcoming Remarks

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SUSAN ARMSTRONG
President & CEO
Armstrong Chamberlin

Event Host

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JEREMY HILL
Director
Center for Economic Development
and Business Research

Wichita State University

State and Local Employment Forecast

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TOM GENTILE
President and CEO
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Aerospace Update
 

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HOLLY WADE
Director, Research Policy Analysis
National Federation of Independent Business

Small Business Outlook

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BILL KILLMER
Senior Vice President, Legislative and Political Affairs
Mortgage Bankers Association

Commercial and Multifamily Perspectives

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STAN LONGHOFER
Professor and Director
Center for Real Estate

Wichita State University


Housing Outlook

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LARISA GENIN
Dean
W. Frank Barton School of Business

Wichita State University

Closing Remarks

 

WHAT ARE THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCES?

 

Agenda
6:45   Early Bird Networking
7:30 Registration / Networking / Breakfast
8:00   Welcoming Remarks
Jay Smith, President & COO
INTRUST Bank
8:05 Event Host's Introduction
Susan Armstrong, President & CEO
Armstrong Chamberlin
8:10 Announcement of Stock Prediction Contest Winner
8:15   State & Local Employment Forecast
Jeremy Hill, Director, Center for Economic and Business Research
Wichita State University
9:00 // Networking - Break //
9:20   Aerospace Update
Tom Gentile, President and CEO
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
9:40   Small Business Outlook
Holly Wade, Director, Research and Policy Analysis
National Federation of Independent Business
10:10  

// Networking - Break // 

10:20 Commercial and Multifamily Perspectives
Bill Killmer, Senior Vice President, Legislative and Political Affairs
Mortgage Bankers Association
10:50   Housing Outlook
Stan Longhofer, Professor and Director, Center for Real Estate
Wichita State University
11:20   Closing Remarks and Adjournment
Larisa Genin, Dean, W. Frank Barton School of Business
Wichita State University

 

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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View the 2018 event page and speaker slides

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Request for Accommodations
Please contact Jill.Johnson@wichita.edu to request an accommodation for participating in the conference by September 5, 2019.