Writer: Joey Garrand
2 min read March 2021 — Philadelphia’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight business forum and launch of Invest: Philadelphia 2021.
Philadelphia, PA. – In this time of uncertainty, Philadelphia’s leaders will come together in an online business forum to discuss the region’s economic climate and how to prepare for a post-pandemic world. Hosted by integrated media platform Capital Analytics, the highly anticipated event will take place on Thursday, April 8, at 11 a.m. via Zoom Webinar.
Following a brief introduction by Capital Analytics’ CEO Abby Melone, the forum will focus on three robust panel discussions, a speech from panel presenter Aaron Walton, president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and two keynote speeches delivered by Clint Zediak, vice president of sales and marketing for WGL Energy, and Steve Meyer, executive vice president and head of global wealth management services for SEI. Also on the docket is the launch of the company’s critical annual report, Invest: Philadelphia 2021. Compiled after eight months of thoroughly researched analysis, the sixth edition of Invest: Philadelphia highlights the opportunities in Philadelphia’s economy through C-level insider insights and key business intelligence.
World-renowned for its robust higher education system, diversifying industries, strong banking and finance sector, innovative life sciences industry, and home to one of the busiest airports in the United States, Philadelphia is poised for a strong economic bounceback in 2021 despite the challenges caused by coronavirus-related uncertainty. The challenges, and the steps taken to overcome them, are just some of the focal points in Invest: Philadelphia 2021. Featuring exclusive insights from industry leaders, sector insiders, and heads of important institutions, the report analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators. The 2021 edition highlights economic activity throughout the region, and includes special focus chapters on Chester County and Bucks County.
During the forum, participants will address how education has transformed amid a pandemic environment, the impact of sustainability initiatives on the future of energy consumption, and how the banking and financial sector is positioned for success in a post-pandemic world.
The panel “Education Innovation: How the pandemic permanently transformed higher education” will feature Joel Frank, Chairman and Managing Partner of Lamb McErlane; Mike Mittelman, president of Salus University; Chris Fiorentino, president of West Chester University; Chris Domes, president of Neumann University; and Margo DelliCarpini, chancellor of Penn State Abington. “How sustainability and environmental resilience are shaping the future of energy consumption” will feature Cohen Seglias’ Chair of Energy Practice Brian Lawton, NRG Retail’s Vice President Mike Starck, PGW’s President and CEO Craig White, and Essential Utilities, Inc Chairman, President and CEO Christopher Franklin. The day’s final panel, “Finance of the future: A look at rapid digital transformation due to the pandemic,” will feature financial institution CLA’s Principal Rick Huff, OceanFirst Bank’s Executive Greater Philadelphia Regional President Susanne Svizeny, Tompkins VIST Bank’s Senior Vice President and Business Market Leader James Whitton, Bryn Mawr Bank Corp’s President & CEO Frank Leto and one participant from JPMorgan Chase & Co., that is to be announced.
Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from Philadelphia’s key industries and economic institutions will be tuning into the event.
“Despite challenges from the pandemic, Philadelphia is still experiencing positive economic activity as individuals and companies eyeing a strong business climate, education system, and quality of life choose Philadelphia as a place to grow or relocate their operations and family,” said Abby Melone, president and CEO of Capital Analytics. “Capital Analytics remains steadfast in our purpose: to deliver in-depth business intelligence through its print and digital platforms. Now more than ever, information is not only necessary, it is vital.”
About Capital Analytics & Invest: Philadelphia 2021
Capital Analytics is an integrated media platform that produces in-depth business intelligence through its annual print and digital economic reviews, high-impact conferences and events and top-level interviews via its video platform, Invest: Insights.
Invest: Philadelphia 2021 is an in-depth economic review of the key issues facing Philadelphia’s economy, featuring the exclusive insights of prominent industry leaders. Invest: Philadelphia is produced with two goals in mind: 1) to provide comprehensive investment knowledge on the greater Philadelphia region to local, national and international investors, and 2) to promote Philadelphia as a place to invest and do business.
The book conducts a deep dive into the top economic sectors in the region, including life sciences, healthcare, education, banking and finance, real estate, construction, utilities and infrastructure, transportation and aviation, legal, and arts, culture and tourism. The publication is compiled from insights collected from more than 200 economic leaders, sector insiders, political leaders and heads of important institutions. It analyzes the leading challenges facing the market and uncovers emerging opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and innovators.
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