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CSIA Presents: 2011 Economic Forecast
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When: February 10, 2011
7:30am - 10:30am
Where: Sheraton Hotel - Windows Room
1550 Court Place
Tower Side
Denver, CO  80202
Contact: Aimee Charlton

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2011 Economic Forecast

Capital spending, trade and the dollar, housing markets, interest rates, unemployment – if these words don’t buzz in your ears every time you turn on the TV, listen to talk radio, or open a paper, then you’ve been living under a rock for the past two years.

As you’re well aware, the US economy took a huge hit  in 2009.  So in the fall of that year, we had Dr. Swan, Chief Economist for IBM, share his insight and forecasts for the next few years.  Looking back at what Dr. Swan had predicted, he was accurate about 2010 and the future.  He indicated it would be a slow and steady road to recovery and it would probably be 2011 before we "feel” like we are out of the recession and mid 2010 before jobs would start to show that slow recovery.

So, now that 2011 is finally here, what can we expect for this year and 2012?  Join us and Dr. Swan as we take a peek at our continued road to economic recovery.

Dr. Swan will answer these questions and more:
  • What are the trends of our Global economy? What are the constraints and concerns with China being our largest source for borrowing?  Are small-medium companies able to borrow again?
  • How does the weak dollar affect export and acquisition opportunities?
  • What are the trends of software and IT investments and how do they impact the economy?
  • What issues surround the debate on our federal budget and deficit?  How are State and Local governments different or similar?  How does Colorado compare?
  • What will be the impact of the healthcare bill on the economy and small to medium sized businesses?

Ticket Information:
$15 for CSIA Members
Premium Members Receive Two Complimentary Tickets
$55 for Non-Members

7:30am – 8:00am            Registration & Breakfast
8:00am – 8:15am            Welcome & Introductions
8:15am – 9:30am            Economic Forecast Presentation
9:30am – 10:00am          Audience Q&A
10:00am – 10:30am       Continued Networking

Dr. Philip L. Swan, Chief Economist, IBM
Phil Swan is the Chief Economist at IBM. He is responsible for developing and interpreting the global economic outlook and its risks, including the implications for the rapidly evolving information technology industry. He assesses the capital investment environment  with focus on IT hardware, software and services spending. And at a more micro level, he designs and conducts special studies to assess the impact of economic issues and events of importance to the IBM Corporation.

Phil has been at IBM since 1974. Prior to that, he taught at Boston University. He is currently a member of the industry economics panel of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Phil chairs the business and industry economic policy committee of the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was recently a member of the U.S. Census Advisory Group representing the American Economic Association. Phil has a Bachelors Degree from Bowdoin College and a Masters Degree and PhD from the University of Illinois.

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