This annual program, sponsored by Firstrust Bank, provides insight into the region's economic competitiveness and issues that will impact the business community in the coming year. About 500 executives across a wide variety of business sectors attend. At past programs, we have welcomed speakers such as David Gregory, Moderator, NBC's Meet the Press; Abby Joseph Cohen, President of the Global Markets Institute and Senior Investment Strategist at Goldman Sachs; Dr. Anthony Santomero, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia; and Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Economy.com. Past programs also offered an open forum with distinguished panelists representing the education, gaming and crime, nonprofit, real estate development, life science and financial sectors. Program topics and sectors change annually to complement current economic issues.