INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--William Testa, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago‘s director of regional economic research, has been announced as keynote speaker for the 2014 INVESTIndiana Equity Conference, to be held Sept. 23 in downtown Indianapolis.
As featured speaker, Testa will share his observations about the direction of the regional economy and its prospects. He writes broadly about the Midwest economy and economic growth and development, serves as economics editor of the Chicago Fed Letter, and is an editorial board member of Economic Development Quarterly,
A biennial event launched in 2008, INVESTIndiana provides professional investors, analysts, institutional investors and fund managers the opportunity to hear the latest economic analysis and meet with the executives of Indiana public companies who discuss recent performance and strategic direction. The event is presented by Title Sponsors Crowe Horwath LLP and Ice Miller LLP, and by Organizing Partners CFA Society Indianapolis and Financial Executives International (FEI).
The conference opens with an Executive Roundtable moderated by Gerry Dick, the host and creator of Inside INdiana Business television and president and managing editor of Grow INdiana Media Ventures, LLC, an Indianapolis-based media company. The Roundtable is a lively interaction among Indiana CEOs and senior executives discussing the most pressing investment, economic and political issues facing Indiana business.
“We’re in an interconnected world impacted by geopolitical events,” said Terry McWilliams, the investor relations counselor who founded INVESTIndiana and similar conferences in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio and Pennsylvania. “It will be interesting to hear Bill’s views on the roots of economic growth in the Midwest and how we may be impacted by the events from Ukraine to the Pacific Rim.”
The conference centers around presentations from Indiana-based public companies which represent various industry sectors and market capitalizations. Participating companies are:
- 1st Source Corporation, South Bend (NASDAQ: SRCE)
- Allison Transmission Holdings, Inc., Indianapolis (NYSE: ALSN)
- Baldwin & Lyons, Inc., Indianapolis (NASDAQ: BWINB)
- Escalade, Inc., Evansville (NASDAQ: ESCA)
- German American Bancorp, Inc., Jasper (NASDAQ: GABC)
- Haynes International, Inc., Kokomo (NASDAQ: HAYN)
- Hillenbrand, Inc., Batesville (NYSE: HI)
- Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc., Indianapolis (NASDAQ: ININ)
- Lakeland Financial Corporation, Warsaw (NASDAQ: LKFN)
- MainSource Financial Group, Inc., Greensburg (NASDAQ: MSFG)
- MutualFirst Financial, Inc., Muncie (NASDAQ: MFSF)
- NiSource Inc., Merrillville (NYSE: NI)
- Old National Bancorp, Evansville (NASDAQ: ONB)
Investment professionals may attend as conference guests by registering on the website http://www.invest-ind.com/registration.html and entering the code PR0923IND. (Registrations are subject to verification.) Business professionals outside the investment industry may attend the conference for a nominal fee. Registration instructions are on the website.
For more information, visit www.invest-ind.com.
General: Terry McWilliams, chairman, 317.644.0464, firstname.lastname@example.org. Investors: Ryan Fuhrmann, CFA Society of Indianapolis, 317.818.6724, email@example.com. Sponsors: Marita Clarke, Ice Miller LLP, 317.236.2100, Marita.Clarke@icemiller.com; Elisabeth Hessler, Crowe Horwath LLP, 630.586.5296, firstname.lastname@example.org.