Colorado State University Convenes Experts, Executives and Thought Leaders at Regional Finance and Real Estate Summit Feb. 19

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The Front Range’s most influential thought leaders and executives will join experts from the Colorado State University College of Business to provide fresh insights into economic issues facing Colorado on Feb. 19 in downtown Denver.

The Finance and Real Estate Summit will take place 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St.

Alison Felix, Denver branch executive at the Federal Reserve Bank, will kick off the summit with the breakfast keynote focused specifically on Colorado’s economy. Michael McKee, economics editor for Bloomberg Television and Radio in New York City and a 1973 CSU alum, will wrap up the day with a luncheon speech offering a world economic perspective.

In between, three panels of leaders in the fields of urban renewal, banking and oil and gas will share their insider views of these sectors vital to the state’s rising economy. Each panel will be moderated by a College of Business student.

“Coloradans with a mind on the economy can expect energized conversation, networking opportunities, and fresh insights critical to local, regional and global issues,” said Eric Holsapple, executive director of the Everitt Real Estate Center at the CSU College of Business. “Hosting this inaugural event in Denver is especially exciting for us. We see so much potential in the economic partnerships and business relationships that can flourish as the economy continues to rise and as we work together to share ideas across the state.”

Registration for the Finance and Real Estate Summit is available online at for $125 per person. Tables of 10 are available for a $1,000 sponsorship.

Additional sponsorship levels that include an informational booth at the summit are also available.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Ross Hilker at or (970) 491-1670.