2019 Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: 
Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector

The Illinois City/County Management Association, Illinois Government Finance Officers Association, and the Northern Illinois University Center for Governmental Studies will sponsor the Annual Illinois Financial Forecast Forum: Private Sector Views that will Impact the Public Sector on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at Harry Caray's, 70 Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL.

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2019 Registration Form (PDF) - Registration is closed

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2019 Financial Forecast Forum Presenter Biographies (PDF)

2019 Financial Forecast Forum Participants List (PDF)


8-8:45 a.m. Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:45-9 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9-10 a.m.

Economic and Industry Perspectives - Presentation PDF
Rick Mattoon,
Senior Economist, Chicago Federal Reserve (bio)

10–10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Real Estate Perspectives
Stephen B. Friedman, President, SB Friedman, Moderator (bio)

Future Adaptations of Commercial Office Space - Presentation PDF
Mary Ludgin, Managing Director, Head of Global Research, Heitman Financial (bio)

Future of Housing Trends and the Housing Market in Illinois - Demographic waves in the region and future of housing - Presentation PDF
Ranadip Bose,
Senior VP, SB Friedman (bio

Dynamic Trends in the Current and Future Retail Environment - Presentation PDF
Keith Lord,
President, The Lord Companies LLC (bio)
Michael Mallon,
CRX, CCIM, Senior VP, Retail Development, Draper and Kramer (bio)

12:15-12:50 p.m. LUNCH
12:50-1:20 p.m.

LUNCH KEYNOTE - Mark Peterson, President & CEO, Intersect Illinois (bio) - Presentation PDF

1:25-2:15 p.m.

Future of Manufacturing and Workforce Development
   **Note: there will be no PDFs for this segment
Mark Peterson,
Moderator (bio)
Dr. Laurie Borowicz,
President, Kishwaukee College (bio)
Jason Anderson,
Economic Development Director, City of Rochelle (bio)
Dr. David Boulay,
President, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (bio)

2:15-2:30 p.m.


2:30-3:30 p.m.
Future Trends in Health and Labor
Greg Kuhn, Assistant Director, NIU Center for Governmental Studies, Moderator (bio)
Ben Gehrt, Attorney, Clark Baird Smith (bio) - Presentation PDF
Mike Wojcik, Senior Vice President/Principal, The Horton Group (bio) - Presentation PDF

Credits: CEU – Earn 0.5; CPE - Earn 6

ICMA Credentialed Manager Practice Area: Practice Area 11 Financial Analysis



Save the Date:
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

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