January 20th: 17th Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon

Program: 17th Annual Economic Outlook

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Join TRIDEC and the Tri-Cities business leaders for the premier economic forecast event in Eastern WA on January 20th, 2016 at the TRAC Center in Pasco. The 17th Annual Economic Outlook will feature local and national leaders presenting on key economic issues facing the Tri-Cities region.

Economic Forecast Topics Include: Agribusiness, Healthcare, Hospitality, PNSO/PNNL, Real Estate, Regional Economy, Retail, U.S. DOE (Hanford Site), and U.S. Economy.

Event Presentations:

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Select Individual Presentations:
Regional Economic Overview – Ajsa Suljic, WA ESD
U.S. DOE PNSO & PNNL Outlook – Dr. Steven Ashby, PNNL
U.S. DOE ORP & RL Outlook – J.D. Dowell, U.S. DOE ORP

Retail Outlook – Barbara Johnson, Columbia Center
Healthcare Outlook – Glen Marshall, Trios Health
Real Estate Outlook – Gayle Stack, Tri-City Association of Realtors
Hospitality_Tourism Outlook – Corey Pearson, Three Rivers Campus
Agribusiness Outlook – Steve Bannworth, Lamb Weston

Benton Franklin Trends – Patrick Jones, EWU’s Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis (Website Only)
Keynote Presentation – Robert Almeida, MFS Investment Management


Regional Economic Outlook & Luncheon
$60 TRIDEC Member
$75 Non-Member
$475 Group Rate (8 Attendees)

Luncheon Only
$35 TRIDEC Member
$45 Non-Member
$225 Group Rate (8 Attendees)

Event Registration


2016 Outlook Agenda – *Schedule Subject to Change
7:30 a.m.      Registration Check-In, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15 a.m.      Welcome by Kadlec Healthcare System, Presenting Sponsor

8:30 a.m.      Outlook Session 1
Regional Economic Overview – Ajsa Suljic, WA State Employment Security Department
U.S. DOE PNSO & PNNL – Dr. Steve Ashby, PNNL Laboratory Director
U.S. DOE ORP & RL – J.D. Dowell, U.S. DOE ORP


9:45 a.m. Outlook Session 2
Retail – Barb Johnson, Columbia Center Simon Malls
Healthcare – Glen Marshall, TRIOS CEO
Real Estate – Tri-Cities Association of Realtors


11:00 a.m. Outlook Session 3
Hospitality/Tourism – Corey Pearson, Visit Tri-Cities
Benton Franklin Trends Report, Patrick Jones EWU
Agribusiness – Steve Bannworth, VP Vegetable Business Unit for Lamb Weston

12:00 p.m Luncheon & Keynote Address
Rob Almeida, Massachusetts Financial Services
*Schedule subject to change.