Attendance at today’s Knoxville Economics Forum event — a speech by Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart — was smaller than the Forum’s first event last fall, but this time the group scored a national business audience.
Reporters from Bloomberg, Dow Jones and other national outlets filed reports on Lockhart’s speech at Club Le Conte.
The national exposure is a coup for the Forum and should help the group schedule other prominent speakers. Members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are among those on the Forum’s wish list.
Lockhart, by the way, presented a relatively optimistic take on the economy, although he described the recovery as fragile.
Should be interesting when Atlanta Federal Reserve President Dennis Lockhart hits town next week for a speech to the Knoxville Economics Forum.
The dreaded “I” word — inflation — is turning up in more headlines these days, but in remarks reported Monday, Lockhart said he sees no reason to be concerned about runaway inflation.
The Knoxville Economics Forum has landed a banking heavyweight for its spring event — Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee.
The forum’s spring event is set for 7:30 a.m. on April 8 at Club LeConte in the First Tennessee Building, 800 South Gay St. Reservations are required. The cost is $20.
The nonpartisan Knoxville Economics Forum was created last year as an outreach of the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee to provide “a platform for the serious discussion of economic policy matters as they relate to East Tennessee,” the group says on its website.