Illinois Financial Forecast Forum

Private Sector Views That Will Impact the Public Sector

January 21, 2022
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom


$79 for first attendee
$55 per person for each additional attendee from the same organization
$10 for students and interns



8:00 to 8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 to 9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
9:00 to 9:45 a.m. Economic & Industry Perspectives
Sarah Crane, Economist, Moody’s Analytics
10:00 to 10:45 a.m. Future Trends in Industrial Development, Manufacturing and Automotive
David Boulay, President of the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center
Bill Rinna, Director, America’s Vehicle Forecasts, LMC Automotive
11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Future Trends in Employment and Labor
Nicole Overley, Senior Manager, Human Capital - Workforce Transformation, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Ben Gehrt, Attorney, Clark Baird Smith LLP
11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Future Trends in Health
Mike Wojcik, Senior Vice President and Principal, The Horton Group
1:15 to 2:45 p.m. Real Estate Perspectives: Major Trends and Impacts Effecting Local Development in the Endemic-Covid World
  • Stephen B. Friedman, President, SB Friedman, Moderator, Multi-Family Residential – New Opportunities and Needs in Suburban Chicago
  • Gail Lissner, CRE, Managing Director, Integra Realty Resources – Chicago Commercial Development Opportunities – Adaptive Use and Re-Use of Retail, Corporate Campus and Office Properties in the Endemic-Covid World
  • Bob Burk, Founder and Managing Partner, Urban Street Central Illinois – It’s not Just Rivian! EV, Supply Chain, and Agricultural Drivers of Growth, Change and Development
  • Christopher Setti, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Dynamic Trends in the Current and Future Retail Environment
Kelly Cofer, CEO, The Retail Coach


Center for Governmental Studies

Thank you to our corporate sponsors

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