Slide NOVEMBER 5 | THE GRAND AMERICA HOTEL

2021 ECONOMIC OUTLOOK

Join Utah Business and Utah's business community as we discuss the future of Utah. This event promises to take a deep-dive into the discussions shaping our economy, including: How we can grow our business, invest in the next generation of startups, create an economic landscape that is more inclusive and welcoming to incoming populations and design our cities for the future.
This in-person event will see 800+ attendees and featured speakers from the business, tech , entrepreneurial and city planning industries. The day will be filled with keynote speakers, informative breakout sessions and networking opportunities.

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REGISTRATION

Early Bird $125.00
PURCHASE TICKETS

The Grand America Hotel

555 S Main St, Salt Lake City

Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, just minutes from the Trax line, we can't wait to see you at The Grand America!

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Agenda

8:00 AMSummit Registration & Breakfast
8:30 AMWelcome & Morning Plenary Session: “Overview of Utah & The Future of Business”
9:00 AMMorning Keynote hosted by Simplus: “Scaling Utah Business”
9:30 AMLiving & Working in Utah
10:00 AMBreak
10:15 AMInvesting in Utah Companies
10:45 AMFuture of Tech
11:45 AMBreak
12:15 PMLunch & Afternoon Plenary
11:15 AMGlobal Supply Chain and The Impact On Local Businesses
12:30 PMKeynote: Bill Child & First-Annual Utah Icon Awards
1:30 PMBreak
1:45 PMAfternoon Breakout Session One: Pick Your Course
2:45 PMAfternoon Breakout Session Two: Pick Your Course
3:45 PMClosing Social

SPEAKERS

Roy BanksRoy Banks
Roy Banks
Roy BanksCEO | Weave
Roy Banks is CEO at Weave. A pioneer in digital payments, Roy has 20 years of experience in high-tech software development, e-commerce, internet marketing, and payment processing.
Rikki Hrenko-BrowningRikki Hrenko-Browning
Rikki Hrenko-Browning
Rikki Hrenko-BrowningPresident | Utah Petroleum Association
Rikki Hrenko-Browning is the President of the Utah Petroleum Association (UPA). UPA is a trade and advocacy organization representing the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas interests in the state
Tunisha BrownTunisha Brown
Tunisha Brown
Tunisha BrownFounder | IMPACT Magazine
As the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of IMPACT Magazine, Tunisha Brown believes magazines should get to the heart of a story; to understand and to communicate the root cause of a thing.
David BywaterDavid Bywater
David Bywater
David BywaterCEO | Vivint Smart Home
Bywater joined Vivint Smart Home after serving as CEO of Vivint Solar for the previous five years, where he oversaw significant efficiency gains across the company and successfully lead to Vivint Solar being acquired by Sun Run in a deal worth $3.2B.
Ben CapellBen Capell
Ben Capell
Ben CapellManaging Director | Peterson Ventures
Ben Capell has been with Peterson Ventures since inception, raising over $250 million in capital, and investing in over 80 companies in his 10 years of experience.
Neelam ChandNeelam Chand
Neelam Chand
Neelam ChandFounder and CEO | Shift SLC
Neelam Chand is the founder and CEO of Shift SLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Joel ClarkJoel Clark
Joel Clark
Joel ClarkCEO | Kodiak Cakes

Joel Clark embodied a lively entrepreneurial spirit and grit from a young age. When his brother Jon handed Kodiak Cakes operations over to him in 1997, Joel was a 23-year-old economics major attending the University of Utah.
Bill ChildBill Child
Bill Child
Bill ChildChairman of the Board | RC Willey
Bill Child is the current chairman of the board for RC Willey, one of Utah's most well-known companies.
Amy Osmond CookAmy Osmond Cook
Amy Osmond Cook
Amy Osmond CookChief Marketing Officer | Simplus
At Simplus, Amy Osmond Cook led the marketing efforts from Series A through acquisition, helping the company achieve a 3-year growth rate of 1,578 percent and acquire seven companies before being acquired by Infosys for $250M.
Jon CoxJon Cox
Jon Cox
Jon CoxVP of Government Affairs | Rocky Mountain Power
Jon Cox is the Vice President of Government Affairs for Rocky Mountain Power. He previously served as a member of the Utah House of Representatives, the Sanpete County Commission and was a staff member for both Utah Governor Gary Herbert and former US Senator Bob Bennett.
Brandon Dewitt Brandon Dewitt
Brandon Dewitt
Brandon Dewitt Co-founder & CTO | MX
Brandon Dewitt is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of MX.
Ted ForbesTed Forbes
Ted Forbes
Ted ForbesFounder | Divitius Partners
Ted Forbes is the founder of Divitius Partners, a boutique consulting outfit focused on Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, and developing business-oriented HR teams for start-ups and high growth companies.
Brandon Fugal Brandon Fugal
Brandon Fugal
Brandon Fugal Chairman | Colliers Utah
Brandon Fugal was recently named CCIM Utah Agent of the Year and 2021 Office Broker of the Year, for which he has been recognized for the majority of the past decade. During the past 12 months alone, Brandon leased over 1.6 million square feet, negotiating over 150 major transactions (including numerous building and land sale transactions).
Miles HansenMiles Hansen
Miles Hansen
Miles HansenPresident | World Trade Center Utah
Miles Hansen is the president of World Trade Center Utah.
Jack HedgeJack Hedge
Jack Hedge
Jack HedgeExecutive Director | Utah Inland Port Authority
Jack Hedge is the executive director of the Utah Inland Port Authority. He assumed these responsibilities in June of 2019 to develop and build the nation’s leading sustainable intermodal logistics hub that will help prepare for, support and manage Utah’s continuing economic growth.
James Jackson, III James Jackson, III
James Jackson, III
James Jackson, III Founder | Utah Black Chamber
James Jackson, III serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager as Zions Bancorporation, where he is responsible for building relationships with capable diverse suppliers who can provide goods and services across the enterprise.
Scott JohnsonScott Johnson
Scott Johnson
Scott JohnsonFounder/CEO | Motivosity
Scott Johnson is recognized as a technology leader and entrepreneur who has spent his career focused on making people’s time at work count for something more
Lyle McMillanLyle McMillan
Lyle McMillan
Lyle McMillanDirector of Strategic Investments | UDOT
Lyle McMillan is the Director of Strategic Investments for the Utah Department of Transportation, where he has worked for 22 years.
Derek MillerDerek Miller
Derek Miller
Derek MillerPresident & CEO | Salt Lake Chamber
Derek Miller is the president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. The Chamber is the state's oldest business association that ``stands as the voice of business.``
Trent MiskinTrent Miskin
Trent Miskin
Trent MiskinCGO & Founder | Lendio
Trent Miskin’s knack for taking complex business problems and creating elegant technology solutions for small business owners positively impacts Lendio every day.
Dave MittonDave Mitton
Dave Mitton
Dave MittonPresenter | Legally Mine
Dave Mitton has developed over 200 Million in real estate projects over a 25-year span dealing with bank financing, entitlement work and construction.
Shawn Newell Shawn Newell
Shawn Newell
Shawn Newell VP Of Business Development | Visible Supply Chain Management
Shawn is the VP of Business Development at Industrial Supply Company where he has worked for the past 35 years. He serves as a community integrator working as the VP of the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP, a former Commissioner on the Governor’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission, and is on the Executive Board of the Utah Black Round Table.
Scott PaulScott Paul
Scott Paul
Scott PaulAngel Investor
Scott Paul is the founder of ArmorActive, Instafluence, and Wooly, and an angel investor with investments in Gabb Wireless, Neighbor, Volley, and JUMP.
Clint ReidClint Reid
Clint Reid
Clint ReidCEO & Founder | Zonos
Clint Reid is the CEO and Founder of Zonos, a St. George based SaaS company on a mission to create trust in global trade.
Curt Roberts Curt Roberts
Curt Roberts
Curt Roberts Partner | Kickstart
Curt Roberts is a consultant-turned-CEO-turned-Nike exec. This wealth of experience allows him to be a tremendous resource to our portfolio in the areas of executive leadership, strategy, and executive coaching.
Tara Spalding Tara Spalding
Tara Spalding
Tara Spalding Managing Director | BoomStartup Accelerator
Tara Spalding is managing director of BoomStartup Accelerator. BoomStartup is an accelerator and mentorship-driven angel-stage investment program for startups.
Cydni Tetro Cydni Tetro
Cydni Tetro
Cydni Tetro CEO | Brandless
Cydni Tetro is an accomplished M&A dealmaker, customer experience innovator, growth leader, technologist, STEM advocate, author and speaker.
Ryan WestwoodRyan Westwood
Ryan Westwood
Ryan WestwoodCo-founder | Simplus
Ryan Westwood is an entrepreneur who puts vision, culture, diversity, and inclusion at the forefront of his business endeavors
Thomas WrightThomas Wright
Thomas Wright
Thomas Wright President/Principal Broker | Summit Sotheby’s International Realty
Thomas Wright owns and is the president and principal broker Summit Sotheby’s International Realty. Since stepping in as the managing partner in 2008, the company has become the top brokerage in the Park City resort community and the leading brokerage in Utah.
Joseph WoodburyJoseph Woodbury
Joseph Woodbury
Joseph WoodburyCEO & Founder | Neighbor.com
Joseph Woodbury is the founder and CEO of Neighbor.com, a marketplace disrupting the $40 Billion self-storage industry.

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INTRODUCTORY

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EXHIBITORS

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Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah