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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