Northwest Arkansas is a hotbed for business and retail. It’s no surprise that the Global Interdependence Center (GIC) has chosen Fayetteville as a city to host one of its Central Banking Series. It’s an honor for our area and an outstanding opportunity for our local business leadership.
We were very excited to learn our friend Colby Beland, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CaseStack, was asked to be part of a panel at the meeting. He sat down with us on a recent 8th & Walton Conference Call podcast and told us more about the session.
Details on the Central Banking Series Event
“The Central Banking Series is being put on by the GIC,” Beland says. “Their primary focus is on collaboration and mind-share of both global and local economic issues. They go around the globe to meet with business, political, and community leaders to understand different economic impacts from a local and global perspective.”
At the end of the year, the GIC takes all they learn from the global sessions to issue the economic outlook for 2018. Here are the details on the up-coming local session:
- What: GIC Central Banking Series: Location Matters in a Global Economy
- When: Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
- Where: Fayetteville Town Center, 15 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR
- How to register: Click here to sign up
Powerful Sessions with Insight and Interaction
Beland, alongside local and national experts, will be on the panel for Supply Chain, Retail, and Economic Outlook. As close as he works with Walmart suppliers each day, he has some feeling on concerns his panel may address from attendees.
“I assume most people will be interested in the recent events of Texas and Florida,” he states. “A lot are wondering how the hurricanes will have an economic, supply chain, and retail impact.”
Learn More and Plan to Attend
The event is a unique opportunity for area business leaders. Beland strongly recommends leaders consider taking advantage of the GIC hosting locally. “This is important for any business leader, whether you’re a CEO, owner, president, vice president, or business manager.
“For those who deal with business and have to understand what the future holds from an economic perspective (capital demand, credit demand, hiring), this is an opportunity to hear from the leaders of the Federal Reserve on these topics.” Click here to see the full agenda, list of speakers, and to register.
To hear our entire interview with Colby Beland, click here for the 8th & Walton Conference Call podcast.