UCLA Anderson Forecast Presents: Prosperity for Mid-Sized Businesses What's New and What's Important for 2005



WHAT: UCLA Anderson School of Management presents the quarterly

                  UCLA Anderson Forecast economic conference, "Prosperity for
                   Mid-Sized Businesses."  Mid-sized enterprises represent a
                   crucial part of our business sector, as those who succeed in
                   their quest for growth to the next level will define what
                   the economic landscape will look like in the future.  Where
                   are the opportunities?  What are the potential pitfalls?
                   What will it take to achieve success in our uncertain
                   economy?
 
                   In addition to the economic prognostications for the nation,
                   the state of California and various regions within the
                   state, the conference will feature a keynote speech on
                   insights on mid-sized businesses, an executive roundtable
                   highlighting three mid-sized firms and the following two
                   panel sessions:
 
                   Financing Growth
                   *  With the yield on risk so low, is this the year to
                      expand?
                   *  How friendly are the traditional sources of capital?  Is
                      private equity the right choice for mid-size companies?
 
                   Forewarned is Forearmed
                   *  What are the best business opportunities in the years
                      ahead?
                   *  Outsourcing doesn't always mean overseas: How can
                      mid-size companies here in California do the outsourced
                      work?
                   *  Will this be the year of relief on the cost of the
                      ledger, or will it get even worse?
                   *  What needs to be done to control costs and retain the
                      best people?
 
      WHO:         The Economic Forecast for the Nation, State and Region:
                   *  Edward Leamer, director, UCLA Anderson Forecast.
                   *  Michael Bazdarich, senior economist, UCLA Anderson
                      Forecast.
                   *  Christopher Thornberg, senior economist, UCLA Anderson
                      Forecast.
 
                   Keynote speakers
                   *  Lynn Pike, president, Bank of America, California
 
                   Panel Moderators:
                   *  Duke Bristow, Economist, Harold Price Center for
                   *  Entrepreneurial Studies, UCLA Anderson
                   *  Seth Lubove, Bureau Manager, Forbes
 
                   Panelists:
                   *  Jack P. Helms, Managing Partner, Goldsmith Agio Helms
                   *  Mark Garmaise, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Finance, UCLA
                      Anderson
                   *  Bill Steele, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP
                   *  Marty Bailey, SVP, American Apparel
                   *  Eric Flamholtz, Professor of Management, UCLA Anderson
                   *  Anthony R.W. Richardson, Managing Director, The Scotland
                      Group
                   *  John Steinbrun, CFO and Director, Overhill Farms
 
      WHEN:        Tuesday, March 15, 2005, Registration -- 7 to 8 a.m.,
                   Program -- 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
 
      WHERE:       UCLA -- Ackerman Grand Ballroom, Ackerman Student Union,
                   UCLA.
 
      SPONSOR:     Bank of America
 
 

SOURCE UCLA Anderson School of Management

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