Keynote with Malcolm Gladwell
Successful Decisionmaking — Sharing Ideas from Blink
New Yorker Magazine
Sunday May 6
Keynote with Stanley Bing
An Afternoon With Stanley Bing
Business Pundit, Columnist
Monday May 7
Business Survey Keynote with John E. Silvia, Ph.D. and R. Keith Schwer, Ph.D.
Discover insights into the economy that you can apply in your business environment. Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., chair of the ISM Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and group director, strategic sourcing and procurement, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, releases the committee’s Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast. Anthony S. Nieves, C.P.M., CFPM, chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee; and senior vice president — supply management, Hilton Hotels Corporation, releases the committee’s Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Economic Forecast.
Featured speakers include two of the nation's most renowned economists:
John Silvia, Ph.D. is chief economist for Wachovia Corporation, a leading provider of financial services throughout the East Coast and the nation. Prior to joining Wachovia in 2002, Silvia worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. He served as chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. Silvia is a member of the Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters and on an informal advisory group for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
R. Keith Schwer, Ph.D. is director of The Center for Business and Economic Research and a member of the UNLV Economics Department faculty. Specializing in economic impact analysis, econometric modeling, feasibility analysis and survey research, Schwer is recognized as an authority on the business and economic environment of Las Vegas, the state of Nevada and the region. He manages the annual Las Vegas Perspective survey, serves on numerous state and local advisory boards, and acts as a resource person for television, radio and print media. He has published widely in such outlets as the Annals of Regional Science, the Journal of Applied Economics and the Review of Regional Studies.
Norbert J. Ore
Senior VP, Supply Management
Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters Hilton Supply Management
John E. Silvia
R. Keith Schwer
Director of The Center for Business and Economic Research
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Tuesday May 8
Keynote with Paul A. Laudicina
Succeeding in a Dynamic World: Supply Management in the Decade Ahead
Paul A. Laudicina
Managing Officer and Chairman of the Board
Tuesday May 8
Keynote with Dr. Bertice Berry
Importance of Social Responsibility and Community Involvement
Dr. Bertice Berry
Wednesday May 9
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