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2020 Economic Trends Summit

February 13 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

$65 – $124

Just a few days away, will we see you?

Event Information

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Place:  Crowne Plaza, PLAZA Ballroom, Warwick
Time:  8:30am – 11:00am

Registration begins at 7:45am and breakfast will be served.

(Tickets $65 pp/$650 per table)

PBN’s 2020 Economic Trends Summit will feature Keynote Speaker & Guest Moderator Thomas Tzitzouris, Director at Strategas Research Partners, who will provide a comprehensive economic overview and forecast for 2020.

This will be followed by a panel discussion with local business experts from various industry sectors providing thoughts on the state’s business trends.


  • Where are we in the economic cycle and what can we expect in the near future?
  • Are there still fears of an economic recession and if so, is RI any better positioned to ride out another recession than it has been in the past?
  • What important trends should businesses be paying close attention to?
  • How is low unemployment rate impacting talent acquisition and retention?
  • U.S. manufacturing growth slowed dramatically last year. Were China tariffs the only reason for this? What can the industry in R.I. expect in 2020?
  • What are some of the top disruptor influences on the economy? And what are
    effective ways for businesses to adjust to them?
  • What are the short- and long-term consequences of the current U.S. trade policy and
    how do they affect local businesses?
  • How can national politics, including the impeachment hearings, the 2020 elections and the recent conflict with Iran effect the state economy?


Luke Ebersold, RI Managing Partner, blumshapiro
Mark Gim, President & COO, Washington Trust
Stefan Pryor, RI Commerce Secretary
Thomas O. Sweeney, SIOR, Principal, Sweeney Real Estate & Appraisal
Kristin Urbach, Executive Director, North Kingstown Camber of Commerce

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Crowne Plaza Warwick
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886 United States


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