Media Advisory: Panel, ‘The Economy in 2013 — Now What?’

Sept. 26, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas — EVENT:  Tom Gilligan, economist and dean of the McCombs School of Business, will share the 30,000-foot view of America’s economy in 2012, followed by three Texas business leaders who will share what they see coming up in their sectors:

  • Health care: Spencer Berthelsen, M.D., Chairman and Managing Director, Kelsey-Seybold Clinics
  • Technology: Steve Felice, President and Chief Commercial Officer, Dell Inc.
  • Oil & gas: Cedric Burgher, Chief Financial Officer, QR Energy

BACKGROUND: The panel will discuss topics related to our current economy. Questions may include:

  • Will we see budget deficits and a double-dip recession?
  • Will Europe resolve its financial challenges?
  • Will the new unrest in the Middle East panic Wall Street?
  • Will a consistent 13,000+ Dow cause profits to rise across Texas?
  • How might November’s election outcome change the economic landscape?

WHEN: 7:30–9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

WHERE: Room 204, AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin

SPONSORS: Presented by Texas Enterprise, Texas CEO magazine and the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin

For more information, contact: Renee Hopkins; Gayle Hight at gayle.hight@mccombs.utexas.edu, 512-475-6423