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NC Leadership Conference

Bringing together North Carolina leaders to discuss statewide business, government, and public policy issues.

Agenda: NC Hot Buttons Panel, Gambling, Marijuana, Alcohol

  •  NC Senator Michael Lee
  • Chris Suttle, CEO, CIC Consultants and Cannabis Lobbyist
  • Tim Kent, Executive Director, NC Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association

NCAA Conference Realignment: What it means to NC institutions

  • Todd Turner, former athletic director, North Carolina State University
  • Kevin White, former athletic director, Duke University
  • Dick Baddour, former athletic director, University of North Carolina

Education and Workforce: What it means to NC economic development

Moderator: John Loyack, VP of economic development, NC Community College System

  • NC Rep. John Torbett
  • Christopher Gergen, CEO, Forward Impact
  • NC Senator Tom McInnis – NC Rep. Robert Reives

Artificial Intelligence

  • Robbie Allen, CEO, Bionic Health, AI industry pioneer
  • Igor Jablokov, CEO, Pryon (an AI company focused on augmented intelligence)
  • Helen Gu, CEO Insightfinder, acclaimed NCSU professor and RTP start-up founder

Date & Time

April 24, 2024



City Club Raleigh - 150 Fayetteville Street, #2800, Raleigh, NC, 27601 150 Fayetteville Street, #2800 Raleigh 27601 NC US

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