TAMPA BAY − COVID. Inflation. Supply chains. Political division. Election 2022. What will it mean for our economy during the year ahead?
Get some perspectives at Focus on 2022: A Tampa Bay Economic Forecast presented by the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce. It takes place Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort, 1160 Gulf Blvd, Clearwater.
This annual signature event features a panel of business and political experts who will share predictions and provide insight on significant global, national, and regional issues destined to impact the Tampa Bay economy.
Presenting sponsors of the program are Regions Bank, Duke Energy and Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Cost to attend is $55 for open seating which includes breakfast or reserved tables of six for $330. Tickets can be online at www.CentralChamber.biz or by calling 727-584-2321.
This year’s Focus panelists and their topics include:
Supply Chain Logistics Forecast
• Seckin Ozkul, founding Director of the Supply Chain Innovation Lab at USF Muma College of Business, which unites industry and academic supply chain management experts to tackle some of the industry’s biggest challenges. He’s also an instructor of operations and supply chain management in the School of Marketing and Innovation and an associate faculty member of the Monica Wooden Center for Supply Chain Management and Sustainability.
• Susan MacManus, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor Emerita – Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida (retired May 2018) and nationally recognized political analyst. Her expert and incisive commentary has been seen on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, PBS, BBC, NHK (Tokyo), C-SPAN, National Public Radio, and in various print media.
National/International Economic Forecast
• Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, and a nationally recognized economist in the field of business and economic forecasting. Sean is an award-winning forecaster, researcher, and professor, he has served as a consultant for governments and multi-national corporations such as Compaq, Dell and IBM. Dr. Snaith frequently is interviewed in national and regional media.