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29th Annual UK Economic Outlook Conference is Feb. 6

photo of 2018 Economic Outlook Conference poster
Gatton College will present the 2018 Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 6.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2018) —  Will the bullish stock market of the past year continue throughout the rest of 2018? Is the outlook positive or negative for Kentucky’s economy? What impacts will the newly enacted federal tax policy have on government spending? Questions like these and many more will be addressed by a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the University of Kentucky hosts the 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference, sponsored by Central Bank, in downtown Lexington.

The event is hosted by UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics’ Don and Cathy Jacobs Executive Education Center, along with the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER). Commerce Lexington and The Lane Report are serving as presenting sponsors, and the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (lbar.com), is a partner sponsor this year.

The Lexington Convention Center is the event site with check in and continental breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m., and the conference itself from 8:30 to noon. 

Expert speakers and presenters include:

"This annual event consistently provides a morning full of great information and insights,” said Steve Skinner, interim dean of the Gatton College. “Business leaders and other interested citizens will hear directly from experts on a range of issues impacting our economy. The presentations are timely and compelling.”

Audience participation will be an important part of the event in the form of a speaker panel Q & A following the presentations.    

Early registration is recommended for the 29th annual Economic Outlook conference and can be done online. The registration fee of $120 includes continental breakfast and all materials. For groups of five or more, a discounted registration fee of $105 per person is offered.

For more information, visit www.gatton.uky.edu/economic-outlook.

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