For the past 26 years, state and national leaders have gathered in Arkansas to learn more about the issues facing the economy. The tradition will continue this year with an annual economic forecast luncheon.
The Center for Business & Economic Research will be holding its Arkansas Business Forecast Luncheon this month. During the luncheon, a panel of experts will offer their thoughts on the economic outlook for Arkansas, the United States and the world in 2020.
More than 1,200 business and community leaders are expected to attend the event.
Claiborne Deming, chairman of the Murphy Oil Corporation board, will be moderating the talk. Deming is the former CEO and president of Murphy Oil and is the past chairman of the National Petroleum Council.
The three forecaster include Manuel Balmaseda, Constance Hunter and Mervin Jebaraj.
Balmaseda will serve as the global forecaster for the talk. The chief economist at CEMEX, Balmasedahas served in numerous economic roles, including as chief economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA and chief economist for Capital Markets at BBV.
Hunter will be the domestic forecaster, offering her take on the national economy for 2020. She is the chief economist for KPMG, where she heads macroeconomic research, analytics and forecasting. Hunter is also the president of the National Association of Business Economics.
Jebaraj, the director of the Center of Business and Economic Research, will serve as the regional forecaster for the talk.
Registration is now open for the Arkansas Business Forecast Luncheon. Tickets are $85 each.
Registration is required, and the deadline is Jan. 25. To register, call 479-575-4151 or click here.
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