Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
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Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce 
1200 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Shelley Short 
Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce 

Arkansas State Chamber/AIA & Global Interdependence Center Presentation 

The Arkansas State Chamber/AIA is pleased to present four leading experts from the Global Interdependence Center.

Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce (1200 W. Capitol Avenue, Little Rock, AR)

Cost: $25 per person (includes breakfast) 

Featured Speakers:

David E. Altig is Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and will speak on the US Economy. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank's regional executives and the Bank's research department. He leads the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He earned his master's and doctoral degrees in economics from Brown University. 


Ray Dillon was President and Chief Executive Officer for Deltic Timber Corporation from 2003-2016. Since his arrival, Mr. Dillon brought to the company a revitalized focus on efficiency and personal accountability within all levels of Deltic’s operations. The effects of this enhancement in core operating principles can be seen in the recent improvements in both the operating and financial results reported by the company. As President and CEO of Deltic Timber Corporation, Ray Dillon was involved with recruiting Sun Paper to Arkansas. In November of 2017, Mr.  Dillon was retained to represent Sun Paper as their U.S. Project Consultant.  Mr. Dillon earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1977 and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago in 2000.


Michael Drury, Chief Economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC, will speak on China and its impact on world commodity markets. Drury assesses macroeconomic developments around the world to help develop hedging strategies using future markets in interest rates, currencies and industrial materials. He joined McVean in 1992, after serving for five years a Senior Economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of   Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin- Madison.


Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC  based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds. Lisa earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation from the College of Financial Planning and her credentials as   a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) from the Wharton School at   the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A native Charlottean, Lisa is a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Investment Management Consultants Association and a dedicated volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Her personal interests include fly fishing, abstract painting and boating.

About GIC: Founded in 1976, the Global Interdependence Center (GIC) is a neutral convener of dialogue that aims to stimulate thoughtful discussion on a wide range of issues that affect the international community including monetary policy, economics, government, and health care.GIC convenes thought leaders and industry professionals to exchange knowledge and ideas, both virtually and in person in the U.S. and abroad. GIC’s mission is to encourage the expansion of global dialogue and free trade in order to improve cooperation and understanding among nations, with the goal of reducing international conflicts and improving worldwide living standards.GIC provides a forum for the exchange of divergent perspectives, engaging experts to identify emerging economic, social and political issues vital to the interdependent global community. GIC organizes country and region-specific meetings, conferences and briefings for educational and networking opportunities. Promoting global partnerships among governments, non-governmental organizations, corporations, businesses and academic and research institutions. GIC also prides itself on sharing its findings with policymakers and the press worldwide. More information is available at www.interdependence.org.

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To register for this event, please click the button below for online registration.  To submit your registration via email or phone, please contact Shelley Short at sshort@arkansasstatechamber.com or 501.210.4206.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Refund requests must be submitted by May 20th and will be subject to a $5 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be granted after May 20th.

Substitutions are allowed for this event.  Please contact the event organizer to inform of any substitutions.  


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