SJSU to Host Economic Summit August 14

SJSU Center for Banking and Financial Services to Host Economic Summit August 14

SJSU to Host Economic Summit August 14

Business leaders at the 2011 Economic Summit (Robert Bain photo).

By Marco Pagani, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance

The Center for Banking and Financial Services within the College of Business will host the San José State University Economic Summit August 14 in Morris Dailey Auditorium. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program at 8:15 a.m.

The gathering will provide an analysis and forecast of economic activity both at the local and national levels. SJSU President Mohammad Qayoumi will open the event. College of Business Dean David M. Steele will introduce three speakers, and moderate a question-and-answer session.

San José Mayor Chuck Reed will provide up-to-date information on the political and fiscal landscape of our city. Greg Cornelius, managing director at Hudson Clean Energy Partners, will offer insight into the clean energy industry and how it can impact economic growth at the national and global level. Finally, Chistopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, will round up the panel of notable experts and deliver a lively analysis of the latest economic trends as well as a forecast of economic growth and labor market activity.

The event will provide small and mid-size business owners and executives with relevant information to make educated decisions.The title sponsor is Bridge Bank, with associate sponsor Hopkins & Carley, and affiliate sponsors CBIZ, Filice Insurance, San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and Sensiba San Filippo. The media sponsors are AlwaysOn, KLIV, and the Silicon Valley San Jose Business Journal.