Leading Economists Tell Us What to Expect in 2012 at the Annual Economic Outlook Luncheon Hosted by The Executives' Club

Jan 04, 2012, 13:58 ET from The Executives' Club of Chicago

CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 12th, over 1,500 Chicago business leaders are expected to attend The Executives' Club of Chicago's annual Economic Outlook luncheon.

Diane Swonk, Chief Economist at Mesirow Financial; Dennis Gartman, Editor of The Gartman Letter; and  Robert Froehlich, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist for Wealth Management at The Hartford Financial Services Group, will give their forecasts for 2012. They will explain trends in financial markets, inflation, growth rates and any other financial topics provided by the audience.

Award-winning journalist Terry Savage of the Chicago Sun-Times will moderate this lively discussion, a position she's held for the past 31 years.  

Adviser to finance ministries around the world Dennis Gartman is expected to discuss the euro and whether recent positive trading is a sign of lasting improvement.

The Club's most popular event of the year, Economic Outlook has the attention of Chicago's business community.  This year is no exception.

Its supporters include KPMG, as a platinum sponsor. Other sponsors include Amsted Industries, BMO Harris Bank, CDW Corporation, CME Group, Discover Financial Services, Mid American Group, Inc., The Private Bank, Sound Investment, Today's Chicago Woman, United Healthcare and United Stationers.

Reflecting Chicago's interest and role in the domestic and international economy, The Executives' Club has made this topic a significant focus of its 2011-2012 season. 

On February 15th the Club will host another renowned economist: Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup, and former Director of both the Office of Management and Budget for the White House, and the Congressional Budget Office. 

For more information or for tickets, contact visit http://centennial.executivesclub.org or call The Executives' Club at 312-263-3500.

Event detailsThursday, January 12th Presentation: 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. (Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.) – The Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan, International Ballroom, Level 2

About The Executives' Club of Chicago
The Executives' Club of Chicago (EC) is a business forum for thought leadership, education and best business practices. Founded in 1911, the EC is one of the oldest and most respected business organizations in the Midwest. The Club serves the community by providing information and resources needed to establish effective global partnerships, enhance intellectual exchange, develop future diverse business leaders and promote Chicago as a world class business center.


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