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Regional Economic Briefing Breakfast:
Economics of Innovation

Registration for this event is closed.

Date:  Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time:  8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Grand Hall
Speed Art Museum
2035 S. Third St.
Louisville, Ky. 40208 (map it)

Join us to hear from economic experts and innovators during a breakfast event at Kentucky's largest and foremost museum of art.

Two St. Louis Fed economists will give overviews of national and regional economic conditions, and a panel of technology company leaders will discuss innovation. The event is sponsored by the Louisville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth—Kentucky Chapter.

Nikki Jackson, senior vice president at the St. Louis Fed and regional executive of the Branch, and Darrin McCauley, president of the association chapter, will deliver opening remarks.

The other speakers are:

  • Business economist Kevin Kliesen, a research officer at the St. Louis Fed who analyzes current U.S. macroeconomic and financial market developments and trends, speaking about national economic conditions;
  • Regional economist Charles Gascon, a senior coordinator in the St. Louis Fed's Research division who contributes to the Bank's Beige Book report on conditions in the Bank's district, giving an overview of local economic conditions;
  • Ankur Gopal, CEO of information technology development firm Interapt;
  • Stacy Griggs, president and CEO of El Toro internet marketing;
  • Angelique Johnson, founder and CEO of medical device startup MEMStim; and
  • Ben Reno-Weber, Louisville Branch board member and CEO of social impact tech startup MobileServe.

A complimentary buffet breakfast will be served and validated parking will be available. This popular annual event is free, but seating is limited, so sign up by March 17 to save your spot.

For more information, contact Lynn Bunn at the Louisville Branch at or 502-568-9206.