Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Auditorium

It’s time to register for the NEEP Fall Economic Outlook Conference!

Agenda

Registration Information

                                                                                                                                                   

Location and Directions  Please bring a proper photo ID and allow time to pass through security at the front desk of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.        

Back to the Future:  Regaining New England's Competitiveness

Keynote Speaker:  Martin T. Meehan, Chancellor,

University of Massachusetts Lowell

U.S. Forecast Presented by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist,

Moody's Economy.com

Sponsored by:

 

For centuries New England has prided itself on being a global center of innovation and industry. But in recent decades, the competition from other regions of the nation and the world has increased substantially.

This changing competitive environment raises serious questions about the prospects for maintaining and enhancing New England's ability to remain a competitive location in which to live, work and do business.

Against the backdrop of a highly uncertain economic environment, the New England Economic Partnership's Fall 2007 Economic Outlook Conference will bring together leading public policymakers and economic analysts from across the region for an in-depth discussion of the state of the region's competitiveness and of how best to improve the competitiveness of the entire region and the six individual states.

The morning session will begin with an analysis of the current outlook for the US economy and the housing sector by Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody’s Economy.com. NEEP’s forecasters will then discuss the economic outlook for the New England region and for each of the six states. This will include detailed forecasts of key economic indicators, including employment by industry as well as the outlook for the region’s housing markets.

The conference keynote address will be delivered by Martin T. Meehan, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Lowell and former Massachusetts Congressman representing the 5th district.

A panel discussion will follow, moderated by Rhode Island Economic Policy Council Executive Director, Kip Bergstrom and featuring: Jim Saudade, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Community Development for the State of Vermont; Douglas Fisher, Manager, Economic Development & Community Relations Manager for Northeast Utilities; and Timothy Brennan, Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and President of the Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies.

Please join NEEP on November 13th at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Auditorium for this comprehensive discussion of these important issues and expert analyses of both present and future economic conditions.

When:
Tuesday, November 13, 2007  

8:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Please allow time to proceed through security at front desk of Federal Reserve - photo ID required.

 

Where:
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Autdiorium

600 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA

Proper, photo ID is required to enter through security.

 

Cost:

Special offer for NEEP members

NEEP members receive two admissions for the price of one. This special offer is thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Northeast Utilities, and our hosts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 


$140 for NEEP members,
$175 for nonmembers*

*Nonmembers registering by November 6, 2007 may register at the member rate of $140.00.

 

For more information:
Call Carol Hazerjian at
508-660-1968 or e-mail at chazerjian@verizon.net.

 

Agenda

8:30 - 9:00

REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

9:00 - 9:10

PRESIDENT'S REMARKS

Michael Goodman, Director of Economic and Public Policy Research, University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute

9:10 - 10:15

U.S. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Economy.com

10:15 - 10:30

BREAK

10:30 - 12:30

NEW ENGLAND ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Regional Overview

Ross Gittell, James R. Carter  Professor, University of New Hampshire, and NEEP Vice President

Massachusetts

Alan Clayton-Matthews, Associate Professor in Public Policy, University of Massachusetts, and NEEP Director

Connecticut

Edward Deak, Professor, Fairfield University

Rhode Island

Edward Mazze, Distinguished University Professor of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island

New Hampshire

Dennis Delay, Deputy Director, New Hampshire Center for Public Policy Studies

Vermont

Jeff Carr, Vice President and Senior Economist, Economic Policy Resources, Inc.

Maine

Charles Colgan, Professor, University of Southern Maine

   

 

Audience participation with forecast managers and Mark Zandi

Ross Gittell, Moderator

 

12:30 - 1:15

LUNCHEON

1:15 - 3:00

 

 

AFTERNOON PRESENTATIONS

Keynote Speaker:  Martin T. Meehan, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Panel Discussion

Moderator:   Kip Bergstrom, Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Policy Council

 

Jim Saudade, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Community Development, State of Vermont

 

 

Timothy Brennan, Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and President, Massachusetts Association of Regional Planning Agencies

 

Douglas Fisher, Manager, Economic Development & Community Relations Manager, Northeast Utilities

 

Audience participation with presenters

Registration Information

Registration Fees

Special offer for NEEP members

NEEP members receive two admissions for the price of one. This special offer is thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Northeast Utilities, and our hosts from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 

Member (includes Bluebook): $140

Nonmember (includes forecast summary): $175*

*Nonmembers registering by November 6, 2007 may register at the member rate of $140.

Refunds provided only for cancellations received by November 9, 2007.

If you join NEEP as a new member when you register, you may deduct the conference fee from the membership fee (limit of one per new member).

How to Register
• Phone or fax at (508) 660-1968
• E-mail chazerjian@verizon.net
Click here to download a registration form and fax or mail it to:

NEEP Conference Management Center
C. Hazerjian
27 Emerson Road
Walpole, MA 02032

Location and Directions - Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Auditorium

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Auditorium - Main Floor
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA

Proper photo ID is required to pass through security at the Federal Reserve Bank.

Click here for parking and transportation information.