Hundreds of business executives, economic developers and government officials will gather Thursday for the annual conference.

The event, which is put on by the Research Triangle Regional Partnership and RTI International, will include a variety of speakers and updates on economic data for the 13 counties that make up the region.

Speakers include:

• N.C. Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco
• RTI International President and CEO Victoria Haynes
• RTRP Board Chairman Bill Atkinson
• RTRP President and CEO Charles Hayes

The program begins at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton Imperial hotel.