Economic forecast events are always a common occurrence at the start of every new year. Leaders gather to look back on the successes and challenges of the past year and provide a preview of the trends and opportunities that might shape the region in the months to come.
Coming into the new year, we’ve seen plenty of economic forecasts and 2020-themed events coming up on our calendar across North Carolina.
So we decided to compile a roundup of upcoming events that reflect that theme with a new, updated roundup:
January 7, 10:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. @Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Join hundreds of business, government, education and nonprofit leaders for an event discussing North Carolina’s positioning for the next year of job creation, job retention and quality of life. More TechWire coverage here.
January 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Jesse’s Yacht Club
Bunker Labs Wilmington is hosting a New Year’s networking event bringing together city leaders and the local military community. Food and drinks will be served.
January 8, 6-8 p.m. @NC Biotechnology Center
Women In Bio’s 2020 kickoff event will feature information about the benefits of WIB membership, the 2020 lineup of programming events, and the importance of personal branding. Food will be provided.
January 9, 2-5 p.m. @Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
Raleigh Chamber’s Launch 2020 program features several lightning-style talks from top business leaders in the Triangle. Join this event to learn about what 2020 holds for the region’s economy, real estate, economic development, hiring and politics.
January 9, 4-7 p.m. @The Chesterfield
Meet fellow entrepreneurs, get tips on growing your company and network with members of the life science community at Larger Than Life Science, a free event presented by LaunchBio. This month’s theme is “Looking Back, Looking Ahead.” LaunchBio will take a look back at how far the life science community has come in the last decade and will give a preview of what the next chapter might look like.
January 10, 4-6 p.m. @HQ Capital Club
Join HQ Raleigh in celebrating its impact on the Raleigh community and beyond this year.
January 15, 5:30-8 p.m. @Proximity Hotel
Young professional organizations in Greensboro are joining together to host the annual Young Professionals On Tap networking event. Food and drinks will be served.
January 17, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. @Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle
The Regional Transportation Alliance’s 18th annual meeting features the latest transportation trends and insights, and talks on the opportunities and challenges impacting the Triangle in the next year.
January 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. @Tabbris Coworking
Bunker Labs Charlotte is hosting a meetup discussing some of the major opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs in North Carolina in 2020, along with the resources available to help them achieve their goals.
January 21, 6-8 p.m. @Carolina Theater
During this special event, All Things Open will announce several new projects they’ve been working on for a while now, including a new direction for allthingsopen.org, and they’ll give attendees a quick overview 2020 plans.
January 22, 7:30-9 a.m. @Prestonwood Country Club
Join Cary Chamber of Commerce to hear Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht recap the previous year’s happenings and provide a look at upcoming plans for 2020.
January 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. @Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC (Durham)
To kick off 2020, Triangle Women in STEM is hosting a night of networking, dining and insights from speaker Phaedra Biondiris.
January 23, 6-8 p.m. @HQ Raleigh
Startup Summit is celebrating the new year with a talk from Julia Wuench, founder of The Authenticity Guide. The event also features brews from Fortnight Brewery and a raffle for a Startup Summit t-shirt and Purebuds Earphones.
January 24, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. @Sheraton Charlotte Convention Center
In this annual event, the North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) will present the trends and forecasts to shape the next year in technology.
January 30, 8:30-10 a.m. @Research Triangle Foundation
At this event, NC TECH will release its sixth annual State of Technology Industry Report and Tech Directory, capturing North Carolina’s tech sector and including a directory of all NC TECH members.
January 31-February 2 @Embassy Suites by Hilton Greensboro Airport
North Carolina Junior Chamber’s annual Year-End Convention features competitions, training, awards and networking opportunities organized by and for Jaycees from across the state of North Carolina.