Wednesday, February 20 | Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Delta by Marriott, 1635 42nd Street South, Fargo
Our annual economic event is back! Joining us for an exciting keynote this year is Rich Karlgaard, Publisher and Futurist, Forbes Media. Hear from this exciting expert an overview and outlook of the nation’s economy, including what will drive growth and what opportunities are on the horizon. He’ll discuss the acceleration and evolution of digital technology, from social commerce to the rise in AI and cloud computing. These trends will profoundly change many industries, and even as things seem to be unstable in our rate of growth, learn why this is happening and what you can expect. Attendees will leave with lasting ideas to prepare their own business and investments to be future proof and gain a sustainable competitive advantage in our ever-changing world.
“It’s been estimated that 40% of large companies will fail in the next five years,” Karlgaard said. “When there’s no growth or profit, your ability to recruit and retain is diminished. What do we do to prevent that? You can move your company to be fast and adaptable as these industries evolve. Regardless your type of business, there are many commonalities among companies to improve culture, build successful teams and engage employees. We’ll talk about how to thrive in this new age.”
We’ll also hear from Joe Morrissette, Director, ND Office of Budget and Management, who will discuss the state’s economic outlook and finances, including what is in the governor’s budget and any revenue challenges the legislature will work through this session.
Co-emcees will be Marshal Albright, Cass County Electric, and Scott Green, Starion Bank.
About the keynote presenter
One of the most influential and respected figures in the technology, economic and business worlds, Rich Karlgaard advises audiences on how to harness an organization’s disruptive spirits to maximize business opportunities in the global marketplace. An expert in artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things, Karlgaard is also a panelist on Forbes on FOX. He is co-founder of Upside magazine, Garage Technology Partners, and Silicon Valley’s premier public business forum, the 7,500-member Churchill Club. He is the author of two books, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success, and Team Genius: The New Science of High Performing Organizations.
About the event
The annual Economic Outlook Forum offers a glimpse of the various factors affecting the regional economy: energy exploration, workforce availability, technology, entrepreneurism and health care. Last year’s event featured economist Stephen Moore. Check out this blog post for highlights from the event.
REGISTRATION (includes lunch)
Chamber Members: $35 in advance | $40 at the door
$650 corporate table sponsor (table of eight)
Non-Members: $45 in advance | $50 at the door
Event Cancellations and Refunds
Due to costs incurred and commitments made to vendors the deadline to cancel a registration and/or to receive a refund will be no later than noon the day prior to the event for individual registrations. Any cancellations received after the deadline will be billed to the participant whether or not they attended.
Registrations may be transferred to another person in your firm only if notification is given to The Chamber office either prior to the event or at the registration table.
If the event or meeting is cancelled by The Chamber due to insufficient registration, act of nature or other reasons beyond its control, a refund or credit on account will be provided for any paid registrations.