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Governor’s Summit


2014 Summit Program

Welcome and Morning Session: Spencer P. Eccles, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Utah Economic Report: Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business, U of U
Utah Economic Report Video
Keynote Speaker: Clayton Christensen, the world’s foremost authority on “Disruptive Innovation” Keynote Video
Bottom Line Economics Presented by Richard Marriott, Chairman of the Board of Host Hotels & Resorts. Bridges Emmanuel Video, Marriott Video Operation Impact: Leading from the Heart Presented by Ginger Wierzbanowski, Corporate Vice President of Government Relations, Northrop Grumman Corporation
PR and Social Media: It Matters More than you Think Employing Individuals With Disabilities The Cloud: Enabler or Enigma? Workforce Development: Increasing Employee Success. DWS1 DWS2 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program GS1 GS2 Video
Welcome and Introductions: Spencer P. Eccles, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
Afternoon Session Video
Key insights on Economic Development and the Governor’s Introduction: A. Scott Anderson, President, Zions Bank
Featured Speaker: UTAH GOVERNOR, GARY R. HERBERT, Executing the Fundamentals of Economic Development.
Air Quality: Getting Down to Business
Air1 Air2 Air3 
National Ability Center: It’s the Talent that Matters Business Development through Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Smart’n Up your Investment in Business Talent Utah’s Booming IT Sector: Founding and VC Funding.
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Typically held in Salt Lake City in April every year, the annual Governor’s Utah Economic Summit provides business leaders and decision-makers from the business, government and academic communities the opportunity to learn more about strategic opportunities and challenges facing businesses today. Governor Gary Herbert will keynote the summit.

The Summit is designed to enhance Utah business in the local, national and global marketplace by providing in-depth analysis on economic development, policy and growth as a path for executives to lead their companies to exponential growth.

Individual presenters and panels of knowledgeable state and national experts of business innovation, law, entrepreneurship, economic development, global expansion, energy, real estate, political process, economics and more will be conducting specialized breakout sessions in multiple tracks throughout the day.

With more than 1,300 business leaders from across the state this is a perfect opportunity for your organization to be part of the Governor’s Utah Economic Summit. Industry experts will demonstrate to attendees at all management levels how to improve their professional performance and bottom line. In other segments, key business leaders will discuss strategies as to why they selected Utah to relocate their headquarters and why Utah continues to be a top rated state for business. The Summit will include an overview of the current economic situation in Utah — a must for anyone running a business in the state.

Any company will benefit from participation in the 2014 Governor’s Utah Economic Summit. As a sponsor, your company will be able to showcase its leadership within the business community and gain significant strategic business value.

The Summit is the place for business leaders and decision-makers to prepare for the opportunities that lie ahead as our state economy continues to grow and flourish.