In January 2008, WTCAK conducted the 5th Annual
Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon in Alaska's three largest cities:
Fairbanks (Carlson Center - January 22), Anchorage (Egan Center -
January 23), and Juneau (Baranoff Hotel - January 24). Please see the
presentations from the event below:
Outlook 2008 by Pat Burden, President of Northern Economics
(presented in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau).
Benefit Alaska's Economy by Greg Wolf, Executive Director
of World Trade Center Alaska (presented in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and
Economic Rise of China
and India by Gary Isham, Senior Vice President of Wells
Fargo HSBC Trade Bank (presented in Juneau).
Watch a video broadcast of the
Juneau 2008 Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon
with opening remarks by Governor Sarah Palin, and presentations by Pat
Burden, Gary Isham and Greg Wolf. Produced and used with permission of
True North Video Productions, LLC.
Sanjiv Sanghvi, President
and CEO of HSBC Wells Fargo Trade Bank in San Francisco, provided a
Pacific Rim update that focused on the impact of the economic rise of
China and India.
Emil Notti, Commissioner of Commerce, Community,
and Economic Development, welcomed attendees and made the opening
remarks at the Anchorage luncheon.
Burden, President of Northern Economics, presented the 2008 Statewide
Economic Forecast in Anchorage and Juneau.
Greg Wolf, Executive Director of World
Trade Center Alaska, presented a report on Alaska's international trade
performance in all three cities.
Some 500 business, government, and civic leaders
from across the state gathered at the Anchorage Egan Convention Center to
hear the 2008 forecast.