Current Conference

Domestic Tailwinds Meet Global Headwinds

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Speaker’s Auditorium
Student Center East Building
Georgia State University
55 Gilmer Street SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Price: $200


  • Rajeev Dhawan,  Director, Economic Forecasting Center,  Georgia State University
  • Robert DiCianni,  Manager, Marketing,  ArcelorMittal USA
  • Vikas Agarwal,  Professor,  J. Mack Robinson College of Business
  • William Pate,  President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO),  Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Conference Program

8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Words of Welcome Todd J. Maurer
Associate Dean for Sponsored Research and Professor
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
8:40 a.m TBD
Robert DiCianni
Manager, Marketing
ArcelorMittal USA
9:05 a.m. TBD
Vikas Agarwal
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
9:30 a.m. TBD
William Pate
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
9:55 a.m. Q & A
10:10 a.m. Refreshments Break
10:55 a.m. Forecast of the Nation, State and Region Rajeev Dhawan delivers his keynote presentation on the economic outlook of the United States, Georgia and the Atlanta Metro Region. Join us as he shares his views on the state of the global economy as well as employment and consumption trends and their impact on industry in Georgia. He will discuss, in particular, the implications for residential and commercial real estate in the Atlanta Metro Region. Rajeev Dhawan
Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
12:00 p.m. Q & A and Conclusion
12:15 p.m. Light Lunch & Networking