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Meet Our Featured Speakers for the 2012 World Trade Center Alaska Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon


Dear WTCAK Members and Friends of the Center:

Register today for the upcoming 2012 World Trade Center Alaska Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon. This annual event will be conducted in the state's three largest cities, beginning in Fairbanks on 17 January, in Anchorage on 18 January, and in Juneau on 19 January. 2012 is the 9th year that we are conducting the luncheon and it became one of the most anticipated business events in Alaska. Reserve your seat early for the luncheon in Anchorage - seats are limited and will sell fast!

2012 World Trade Center Alaska Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon

18 January 2012 (Wednesday)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (Doors open at 11:30 am)

Howard Rock Ballroom, Sheraton Anchorage Hotel

Single (1) Registration $45 * Sponsored Table (10 persons) $500

Meet Our Featured Speakers

Jonathan King is a Principal and Senior Economist with Northern Economics, Inc.

Founded in Anchorage, AK in 1982, Northern Economics specializes in developing practical, cost-effective solutions for clients in areas that include economic planning and assessment, transportation planning, oil and gas studies, municipal projects, community planning, international development, resource economics, maritime planning, fishing industry projects, utility industry planning, mining projects, airport feasibility studies, port and harbor development, and tourism. Internationally, Northern Economics has conducted projects in Russia, Kazakhstan, Côte D'Ivoire, and South Africa.

Aryam Vázquez is the Global Emerging Markets  Economist for Wells Fargo Country Risk Management Group, conducting in depth economic, political and financial market analysis on the principal emerging markets and assessing and managing country risk conditions across the global emerging markets. Mr. Vázquez's work supports Wells Fargo's FX team, the Capital Markets Group, Wells Fargo Securities and the Global Bank. He has held this position since 2008. 

Before joining Wells Fargo, Mr. Vázquez directed all global emerging market economic and financial market research at Informa Global Markets; writing and advising on macroeconomic trends, political developments and trading ideas across Asia, CEEMEA and Latin America. Mr. Vázquez began his career with Weston Financial Services in 1995 as an emerging markets economic analyst. He later joined Dexia, serving as a sovereign risk analyst responsible for number of credits in Asia, CEEMEA and Latin America.  

Greg Wolf is Executive Director for World Trade Center Alaska and Consultant for U.S. Department of Commerce. World Trade Center Alaska is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to assist Alaskans to compete successfully for trade and investment in the global market place.  He has held this position since December 2002. World Trade Center Alaska is a membership organization whose membership consists of more than 120 companies and individuals involved directly or indirectly with international trade and business.

Prior to joining WTCAK, Wolf served as Director of the State of Alaska's Division of International Trade and Market Development, the agency responsible for promoting Alaska's exports and attracting new business to the state. He was responsible for the formulation and conduct of the State's export promotion efforts and oversaw the State's trade offices in Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Sakhalin, Russia.

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