Forecast Conference

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Thursday, November 9, 2023

Petroleum Club Events Center

4040 N. Lincoln Ave., OKC



11:00 - 12:15 Registration, Networking, Lunch
12:15 - 12:30 Introduction by Event Emcee
Kris Baker, Chicago Title
12:30 - 12:50 What's in the Future (WTF)
Eric Long, Greater OKC Chamber
12:50 - 1:45 Embrace It: Generative AI, and Your Future
Sam Richter
1:45 - 2:00 Break
2:00 - 3:00 Chief Economist with The Commerce Trust Company
Scott M. Colbert
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 4:30 Industry Update Panel - Moderated by Stuart Graham with CBRE
4:30 - 6:00 Happy Hour Networking



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Sam Richter is an internationally recognized expert on digital information and is considered the father of modern-day Sales Intelligence. His award-winning experience includes building innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world's most famous brands.

Sam is founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide/Know More. Through his in-person keynote presentations and online programs, Sam trains leading organizations and entertains tens of thousands of persons around the world. Sam’s programs promise to be the highest-content, most take-home-value presentations attendees have ever experienced.

The National Speakers Association inducted Sam into the National Speaker Hall of Fame, where fewer than 300 professional speakers worldwide have been honored, and Sam also received the Association's CSP Designation, reserved for the top 10 percent of the world's professional speakers. He was named one of the Top 15 Highest Rated Speakers for Virtual Events, one of the Top 50 Sales Keynote Speakers in the world, a Top Sales Coach by the Coach Foundation, and he is also a member of the Minnesota Speakers Hall of Fame.

Sam is the author of the bestselling book, Take the Cold Out of Cold Calling, considered the preeminent publication on finding information online and using it for sales success. Take the Cold was named "Sales Book of the Year" by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals, and it was also named a "USA Book News Winner" and a "Sales Book Awards Silver Medalist."

In addition to speaking and writing, Sam created numerous AI-powered technologies including one of the world's top prospecting/sales meeting preparation resources, the Business / Sales Intel Engines, a library of online intel tools at YouGotIntel, the Recruiting Search Engine, the veteran search engine YouGotHeroes, the financial advisor program, the email list building, and the family of custom enterprise business, sales, and competitive intelligence search applications.


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Scott is the Chief Economist and Director of Fixed Income Management with The Commerce Trust Company. He joined Commerce in 1993 and has investment responsibilities for over $26 billion in fixed income assets. Scott directly manages the Commerce Short-Term Government and the flagship Commerce Bond strategies. 

Prior to joining Commerce Bank, Scott worked for The Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company, Fifth Third Bank, and ARMCO Inc. Scott received his bachelor of science degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1986 and received his master of business administration from Xavier University in 1988. He has been both a director and president of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of St. Louis.



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Eric Long is the Research Economist for the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.  For the past fifteen years, Eric has provided business intelligence, workforce and economic analysis that supports the region’s economic development efforts and local businesses.   Mr. Long has served on the national board of The Council for Community and Economic Research.  One of Eric’s responsibilities is to oversee Oklahoma City’s participation in the Cost of Living Survey, a nationwide survey providing a city-to-city comparison of prices for more than 300 communities.  He is an active participant in IEDC’s Economic Development Research Partners, helping guide research that serves practicing economic developers nationwide and advances the economic development profession as a whole. 



Early Bird Registration until October 20th         
$110 CREC Members
$130 NON-CREC Members                  



Advance Registration
$130 CREC Members
$150 NON-CREC Members                   


Day of Event
$140 CREC Members
$165 NON-CREC Member













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