Center for Business & Economic Research
Located in the Sam M. Walton College of Business, the Center provides applied economic and business research to federal, state, and local government, as well as to businesses currently operating or those that desire to operate in the state of Arkansas. The Center further works to improve the economic opportunities of all Arkansans by conducting policy research in the public interest.
Quarterly Business Analysis Luncheon Set for June 8
Mervin Jebaraj, Director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, will present the Quarterly Business Analysis on Thursday, June 8.
“The program will discuss how updated recession expectations, inflation expectations, the U.S. banking crisis, the Federal Reserve’s current monetary stance in interest rates and the debt ceiling could possibly reshape the economy,” Jebaraj said. “As the national and state economy grows though these challenges, timely economic information is vital to good business and policy decision making.”
Registration and networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 1325 North Palak Drive in Fayetteville. Attendees will be able to network with other Northwest Arkansas community leaders before the presentation begins at 12:00 p.m. The program lasts for approximately 60 minutes, including time for questions and answers.
The cost of the luncheon is $50. Registration by Friday, June 2, is required. Reservations can be made for the luncheon by registering below, calling 479-575-4151, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Register Here
Preregistration is required by the deadline for pre-registration is Friday, June 2, 2023.
The Quarterly Business Analysis program builds networks of leaders from business, academic and governmental sectors in the region while addressing business highlights of the previous quarter, key economic trends and projections and immediate and long-term issues facing the regional and state economy.
Each year, the Center for Business & Economic Research hosts the Arkansas Business Forecast Luncheon, bringing together national and international experts to discuss the economic outlook for Arkansas, the nation and the world. The luncheon typically draws more than 1,200 business and community leaders. Make plans to attend the 29th Arkansas Business Forecast Luncheon on January 27, 2023!
The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2023 at the Rogers Convention Center in the World Trade Center District in Rogers. For questions or other registration options, please call 479-575-4151.
This year’s luncheon was preceded by a networking event for the speakers and attendees. All luncheon ticket holders are welcome to participate in the networking event with their fellow attendees from 10:45 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. in the Rogers Convention Center.
Arkansas Business Forecast Program PresentationRegistration is closed.
Panelists for the luncheon this year are:
Moderator: Todd Simmons, chief executive officer and co-vice chair, Simmons Foods.
Global Forecaster: Julia Coronado, founder of the economic research firm MacroPolicy Perspectives and a clinical associate professor at the McCombs School of Business.
Domestic Forecaster: John List, Kenneth C. Griffin distinguished service professor in economics at the University of Chicago, and chief economist at Walmart.
State and Regional Forecaster: Mervin Jebaraj, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research.
Detailed biographies of the speakers are HERE. View 2023 Business Forecast Program Slides from the Arkansas Business Forecast here.
Thank you Arkansas Business Forecast 2023 Sponsors!
We are extremely grateful to our Business Forecast Sponsors.
Please call the Center for Business and Economic Research for additional sponsorship opportunities at 479-575-4151. Additional sponsor opporutnities for 2023 are available in the Business Forecast Sponsor Form.
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