Illinois Financial Forecast Forum

When:  Jan 20, 2023 from 08:00 to 16:00 (CT)

Attend in-person or virtually

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Economic & Industry Perspectives Thomas Walstrum, Senior Economist, Chicago Federal Reserve

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Future Trends in Employment/Labor Relations Ben Gehrt, Attorney, Clark Baird Smith

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Future Trends in Healthcare Mike Wojcik, Senior Vice President/Principal, The Horton Group

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Real Estate Perspectives: Major Forces, Trends and Initiatives That Will Impact Our Communities
Stephen B. Friedman, Founding Partner, SB Friedman, Moderator
National Forces That Will Impact Illinois Communities, Mary Ludgin, Senior Managing Director and Head of Global Research, Heitman Real Estate Investment Management
Illinois Initiatives Creating Development Opportunity for Communities, Jason Horwitz, Director, Policy Development, Planning and Research, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (Invited)
Discussion Panel to Be Identified from Brokerage and Economic Development Communities

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dynamic Trends in the Current and Future Retail Environment Kelly Cofer, CEO, The Retail Coach

The Forum program addresses the following ICMA Practice Areas: 6 (Strategic Leadership) and 12 (Financial Management and Budgeting)




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