Registration opens for Community Trust Bank Business Outlook Summit

Mar 11, 2010 | General News

Louisiana Tech’s College of Business is set to co-host the Community Trust Bank Business Outlook Summit on Friday, April 9 at the CenturyLink Headquarters from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

Speakers will deliver economic forecasts for the region, state, and nation. Delivering the economic outlook for the nation is keynote speaker Dr. James Glassman, managing director and senior economist with J. P. Morgan Chase & Company. Dr. John Francis, Assistant Professor of Economics at Louisiana Tech University, and Dr. Robert Eisenstadt, Associate Professor, Economics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will provide a regional economic outlook. Mr. David Hitchcock from the V-Vehicle Company will also be present to update the attendees on this project.

Registration is required. Registration fee is $50 per person and $15 per student. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information or to register for the summit please call 318-257-3701 or e-mail

Registration forms can also be found on the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University website at Registration is at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 12 noon.

Along with Tech’s College of Business, the University of Louisiana-Monroe College of Business Administration, Department of Economic Development Northeast Louisiana Region, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Ruston/Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Union Parish Chamber of Commerce, and West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce will co-host the event.

Sponsors include Community Trust Bank (Conference Sponsor); J. P. Morgan Chase & Company (Keynote Speaker Sponsor); P & S Surgical Hospital (Regional Outlook Speaker Sponsor); CenturyLink and Centric Federal Credit Union (Corporate Sponsors); The News-Star, KRLQ 94.1 FM, Radio Center of Ruston, and The Ruston Daily Leader (Media Sponsors) and Peregrine Corporation (Printing Sponsor).


Detailed Program Agenda

8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome

8:45 a.m. National Outlook Presentation by Dr. James Glassman, Managing Director and Senior Economist, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

9:454 a.m. Question and Answer Session

10:00 a.m. Networking Break

10:15 a.m. Regional Outlook Presentation by Dr. Robert Eisenstadt, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Louisiana-Monroe and Dr. John Francis, Assistant Professor of Economics, Louisiana Tech University

11:15 a.m. Question and Answer Session

11:30 a.m. V-Vehicle Update by Mr. David Hitchcock, Director, Louisiana Assembly Operations, V-Vehicle Company

11:50 a.m. Conclusion



Written by Debbie Van De Velde