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Annual Economic Forecast and Business Leadership Summit

Annual Economic Forecast and Business Leadership Summit

Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey
4650 Lindle Road | Harrisburg, PA 17111
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 8:45 am to 2 pm
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8:15 a.m. Registration — Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments
– Gene Barr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
– Duncan Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Bankers Association
9 a.m. Economic Forecast — Pennsylvania Perspective
  • Overview of the economic challenges currently facing Pennsylvania businesses
  • Anticipated economic activity that may be occurring in Pennsylvania over the next few years
9:30 a.m. Economic Forecast — Federal Perspective
– D. Foster, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Economic Policy Division, and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Overview of the economic challenges currently facing businesses from the national perspective
  • Anticipated economic activity that may be occurring nationally over the next few years
10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:45 a.m. Can I Have Your Attention?  Focus Your Team and Get Stuff Done in the Distracted Workplace
- Curt Steinhorst, Founder, Focuswise
  • After years studying the impact of technology on human behavior, Curt Steinhorst founded Focuswise, a consultancy that equips organizations to overcome the distinct challenges of the constantly connected workplace.
  • Diagnosed with ADD as a child, Curt knows intimately the challenges companies face to keep the attention of today’s distracted workforce and customer. He has coached executives, TV personalities, and well-known professional athletes on how to effectively communicate and create focus when they speak to audiences, lead their employees, and engage their customers.
  • Curt’s unique insight and entertaining speaking style has captured the attention of audiences worldwide. He speaks more than seventy-five times a year to organizations that include everyone from global leadership associations and nonprofits to Fortune 100 companies.
11:45 a.m. Luncheon
12:45 p.m.

The Science of Emotional Intelligence to Drive Innovation and Agility

-Bill Benjamin, Partner, The Institute for Health and Human Potential

  • In today’s business world where the labor shortage has now reached desperation for many companies, not only trying to locate and keep talent, but also finding employees who can “think on their feet” to solve problems is more important than ever. The ability to be innovative, to adapt to change, and to be agile during times of disruption and transformation are critical skills that every business leader needs.
  • As a “math and science guy,” Bill discovered the power of managing emotions while he was working in the technology industry. Bill is very honest about the struggles he had early in his career as a leader. This led to his work on brain science behind emotional intelligence which can lead to an innovative and agile workforce culture, if the proper applications are put into place.
  • Bill will share his story and provide a blueprint of the steps needed for an organization to truly embrace emotional intelligence that will benefit its leadership, its employees, and ultimately the customer and financial stability.
1:45 p.m. Final Questions and Closing Remarks
– Gene Barr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
– Duncan Campbell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Bankers Association
2 p.m. Adjourn