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State Chamber/AIA and GIC Presentation

Friday, November 3, 2017
Conference Room at the State Chamber, Little Rock, AR

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State Chamber/AIA and GIC Presentation

The State Chamber/AIA is pleased to present four leading experts from the Global Interdependence Center at the conference room at the State Chamber (1200 W. Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201) on November 3, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per person.



8:30 a.m. | Registration

9:00 a.m. | Introductory Remarks

  • Ray Dillon, Former CEO of Deltic Timber Corporation and GIC Board Member

9:15 a.m. | U.S. Economy

  • Dave Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

10:00 a.m. | China and its impact on world commodity markets

  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments and GIC Chairman

10:45 a.m. | Outlook for Latin America and South America

  • Manuel Balmaseda, Chief Economist, CEMEX and GIC Board Member

11:15 a.m. | U.S. Equity Markets

  • Michael McNiven, Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors

12:00 p.m. | Conclusion

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Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 Time: 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM City: Little Rock, AR Conference Room at the State Chamber Download iCal


David E. Altig, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives and the Bank’s research department.

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Manuel Balmaseda

Chief Economist, CEMEX

Manuel Balmaseda is the Chief Economist at CEMEX, a leading global building materials corporation. Previously he served as Chief Economist for Spain and Europe at BBVA, Chief Economist for Capital Markets at BBV, professor of economics at CEMFI and visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis.

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Ray Dillon

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Deltic Timber Corporation

Ray Dillon became President and Chief Executive Officer for Deltic Timber Corporation on July 1, 2003. Since his arrival, Mr. Dillon has brought to the company a revitalized focus on efficiency and personal accountability within all levels of Deltic’s operations. The effects of this enhancement in core operating principles can be seen in the recent improvements in both the operating and financial results reported by the company.

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Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Michael McNiven, Ph.D.

Managing Director & Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors

Dr. Michael D. McNiven serves as a managing director and a portfolio manager for Cumberland’s international and global equity portfolio styles. He is also an investment advisor representative for the firm explaining all of Cumberland’s investment options to individual and institutional clients.

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