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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To Be Announced
INTRUST Bank

 

Welcoming Remarks

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To Be Announced

Event Host

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To Be Announced

Stock Prediction Announcer

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HOLLY WADE
National Federation of Independent Business

Director, Research Policy Analysis

Small Business Outlook

 

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TOM GENTILE
Spirit AeroSystems

CEO

Aerospace Update

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JEREMY HILL
Wichita State University

Center for Economic Development and Business Research
Director

State and Local Employment Forecast

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STAN LONGHOFER
Wichita State University

Center for Real Estate
Director

Housing Outlook

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TOM KIM
Mortgage Bankers Association

Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Finance

Multi-Family Housing Outlook

PANELISTS
Introduction

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Mission

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Mission

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Government Panelist - Kathy Sexton

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Government Panelist - Col. David Weishaar

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WHAT ARE THE ECONOMIC OUTLOOK CONFERENCES?

 

Tentative Agenda
6:45   Early Bird Networking
7:30 Registration / Networking / Breakfast
8:00   Welcoming Remarks
INTRUST Bank
8:05 Event Host's Introduction
8:10 Announcement of Stock Prediction Contest Winner
8:15   Small Business Outlook
Holly Wade, Director, Research and Policy Analysis
National Federation of Independent Business
8:45 Aerospace Update
Tom Gentile, CEO
Spirit AeroSystems
9:10   // Networking - Break //
9:30   State & Local Employment Forecast
Jeremy Hill, Director, Center for Economic and Business Research
Wichita State University
10:00   Housing Outlook
Stan Longhofer, Director, Center for Real Estate
Wichita State University
10:20 // Networking - Break // 
10:35   Multi-family Housing Outlook
Tom Kim, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Finance
Mortgage Bankers Association
10:55   Multi-family Housing Panel Discussion
11:30   Closing Remarks and Adjournment

 

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.