29th Annual Economic Forecast & Eastern Shore Delegation Forum

When: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time & Locations: University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:00 am (UMES-Student Services Center)

Economic Forecast Program: 8:00 – Noon (UMES-Student Services Center)

Eastern Shore Delegation Forum Luncheon: Noon-1:30 pm (UMES-Student Services Center – Ballroom)

What’s next for the global, national, and regional economy?

thumbnail_28th-ef-delegationHear first-hand what leading regional economists and business leaders say are the biggest challenges ahead. The Chamber’s 29th Annual Economic Forecast has been designed to help Delmarva businesses plan for the expected economic conditions for the future year ahead. Experts from around the Eastern Shore will gather to analyze the current challenges facing the regional, national and global economy. Presentations will be made regarding specific industries as well as areas of interest to the Eastern Shore.

The event will be held at University of Maryland Eastern Shore on December 15th beginning at 8:00 am. At Noon that day, the Chamber will hold its annual Eastern Shore Delegation Luncheon featuring our delegates and senators and their thoughts on what will be the “hot button” issues for the 2017 Maryland General Assembly session.

Event Details & Agenda

7:30 – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast & Registration Sponsored by DEVRECO (UMES- Student Services Center)

8:00 – 8:15 am Welcoming Comments by Kim Gillis- Chairman of the Board SACC and Dr. Juliette B. Bell- President UMES

8:15-8:35 am Regional Economic Outlook by Daraius Irani- Vice President Outreach- Towson State University

8:35-8:55 am Local Economic Viewpoint by Dave Ryan- Executive Director, Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development

8:55-9:25 am Maryland Economic Outlook by Jimmy Rhee- Special Secretary, Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs

9:25-9:40 am BREAK

9:40-11:30 am Panel Discussion:

— Real Estate- John McClellan – SVN-Miller Commercial Real Estate

— Health & Wellness – Chris Hall- Peninsula Regional Medical Center

— Transportation – Lyle Hogg – Piedmont Airlines

— Agriculture – Stephan Tubene – University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

— Jobs- Maria Waller – Quality Staffing Services

— Aeronautics- Peter Bale – Wallops Island Regional Alliance

Moderator: Stephanie Willey, Comcast Spotlight & SACC Past President

11:30 am-Noon Keynote Speaker: Kelly Schultz- Secretary of MD Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Noon-1:30 pm Eastern Shore Delegation- Legislative Forum & Luncheon (UMES- Student Services Ballroom)

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