OCBC and CSUF Present 19th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

IRVINE, CA— Orange County Business Council (OCBC) and Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) will host the 19th annual Economic Forecast Conference, sponsored by U.S. Bank, at the Hyatt Regency Irvine on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Under the theme “Escape Velocity: Is the Economy There? Why Business Cares,” the conference will address how current economic trends and conditions will impact businesses, and provide an outline for growth for the future.

Dr. Anil Puri, Dean of CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, will present an analysis of current economic data and discuss how financial reform will impact the future of business. Dr. Mira Farka, CSUF Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, will take a close look at the balance sheets of two main players in the U.S. economy: consumers and businesses. Supported by an in-depth data analysis, she will provide unique insight on the overall health of these entities in Orange County.

The conference will also feature keynote speaker Richard Davis, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for U.S. Bancorp. Richard Davis has more than 30 years of experience in the banking industry and was a key leader in the successful mergers of Firstar Corporation with U.S. Bancorp. He has been U.S. Bancorp’s Chief Executive Officer since December 2006; his leadership and prudent approach to financial management has garnered national and international praise for U.S. Bancorp, which has emerged as strong and stable following one of the most difficult chapters in banking history.


  • Dr. Anil Puri, Dean, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, California State University, Fullerton
  • Dr. Mira Farka, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, California State University, Fullerton
  • Richard Davis, Chairman, President and Chief  Executive Officer, U.S. Bancorp

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Registration: 11:00 a.m.
Program: 11:30 a.m.
Adjourn: 1:45 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, CA 92614

R.S.V.P.: Media interested in attending should contact Delaine Moore, Communications Manager, at dmoore@ocbc.org or (949) 794-7220.

About OCBC:
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit

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