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FSU Trends Conference (Oct. 25 & 26)- Wilbur Ross Announced As Featured Speaker

The Center and its Conference Committee are delighted to announce that Wilbur Ross, Chairman & CEO, WL Ross & Co., will be joining us as a featured panelist at our Trends Conference in October. Acknowledged as one of the world's leading turnaround groups, WL Ross invests in and restructures financially distressed companies and looks to create new, world-class enterprises. Wilbur Ross may be the best known turnaround financier in the U.S., having been involved in the restructuring of over $400 billion of defaulted companies' assets around the world. Scott Dennis, Managing Director & CEO, Invesco Real Estate, and Ash Williams, Executive Director & CIO, Florida State Board of Administration, have been invited to join Ross on the panel, entitled "Strategies for Beyond Tomorrow".

Jeff DeBoer, founding President & CEO of The Real Estate Roundtable, will speak at the closing lunch (sponsored by The Kislak Family Foundation, Inc.) on Friday, following a full slate of outstanding sessions.

As announced earlier, Andrea Kremer with NBC Sports and HBO's Real Sports will be with us to open on Thursday evening, Oct. 25. Kremer has been called "the best TV interviewer in the business" by the Los Angeles Times. Back from covering the London Olympics, Kremer will provide an insider's perspective on this summer's games, the NFL, college football, and the business of sports.

An impressive lineup of sessions, featuring top executives and decision makers, is scheduled for this fall's conference.