Center for Economic Research Forecasting Holds Annual Business Conference in Central Oregon

first_img Share. Center for Economic Research & Forecasting Holds Annual Business Conference in Central Oregon Facebook By CBN Robert Tucker of Innovation Resource Pinterest LinkedIn Email Twitter Tumblr on January 13, 2015 E-Headlines The 7th annual business conference and economic forecast for Central Oregon will be held on January 29 from 7-11:30am at the Riverhouse Convention Center. Washington Federal is the title sponsor with Rivera Wealth Management and Zolo Media as lead sponsors.According to the organizers the 2015 Conference, Entrepreneurship Through Innovation brings together some of the nation’s foremost business leaders to Central Oregon to provide leading edge business information, experience and knowledge. This year’s conference will feature “What’s Brewing?” Lessons from the Craft Brewing Industry.The conference will offer three segments:• Innovation in Business with Robert Tucker, president of Innovation Resource, a global consulting and executive development firm devoted exclusively to strategic innovation. The author of international bestseller Managing the Future: 10 Driving Forces of Changes, Tucker is one of the thought leaders in the growing Innovation Movement. A frequent contributor to numerous publications he has been a guest on PBS, CBS News and CNBC. Tucker is a much sought after speaker and his clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies as well as international companies.Tucker will share lessons from his international work in innovation and incorporate three local businesses into an intelligent talk show format that will unveil how innovation has lead to their success. Businesses leaders to be interviewed are Issac Tolpin, CEO of Choose Growth, Patricia Bartelson, owner from Straw Propeller and Doug King of Epic Air.• The 2015 Economic Forecast segment will feature economist Dr. William Watkins, executive director, Center for Economics at California Lutheran University. Dr. Watkins will present an overview of economic trends and realities for 2015 that effect Central Oregon, the State of Oregon and the nation. He will discuss the challenges and opportunities we face in Central Oregon and how you can use that information to frame your 2015 strategic business plan.• Lessons from Brewing will look at the craft beverage industry from a national and local perspective and get practical advice on how every Central Oregon business can apply lessons learned from the successes of this growing industry.The keynote speakers for this segment will be Ryan Lake, VP of First Beverage Group who represented 10 Barrel in their sale to Annhauser-Busch speaking on national trends and opportunities in the beverage industry and Dr. Jeff Dense, professor of craft beer studies and political science at Eastern Oregon University. Dr. Dense is an internationally recognized expert on the political economy of the craft brew industry. Local beverage industry leaders will form a panel to present their stories and how they have been innovative to succeed.This business conference provides independent, unbiased economic date, analysis and forecasting for Central Oregon. Business and industry finds this conference to prove valuable for evaluating the outlook for the ever changing Central Oregon economic landscape, as well as, tailoring business plans to address these challenges.Register by January 28, 2014 at www.centraloregoneconomicforecast.comor contact Christin Hunter at 541 388-0404.For additional information contact Christin Hunter at 541 306-0479. Google+ 0last_img

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