Bringing together North Carolina leaders to discuss statewide business, government, and public policy issues.

Friday, April 26: The North Carolina Leadership Conference
City Club of Raleigh, 150 Fayetteville St #2800, Raleigh, NC 27601
8:30 am – 11:45 am


NC Hot Buttons Panel, Gambling, Marijuana, Alcohol
NC Senator Michael Lee
Chris Suttle, CEO, CIC Consultants and Cannabis Lobbyist
Tim Kent, Executive Director, NC Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association

NCAA Conference Realignment: What it means to NC institutions
Todd Turner, former athletic director, North Carolina State University
Amy Perko, CEO, Knight Commission on Collegiate Athletics
Dick Baddour, former athletic director, University of North Carolina

Education and Workforce: What it means to NC economic development
Moderator: John Loyack, VP of economic development, NC Community College System
NC Rep. John Torbett
Christopher Gergen, CEO, Forward Impact
NC Senator Tom McInnis
NC Rep. Robert Reives

Artificial Intelligence
Robbie Allen, CEO, Bionic Health, AI industry pioneer
Igor Jablokov, CEO, Pryon (an AI company focused on augmented intelligence)
Helen Gu, CEO Insightfinder, acclaimed NCSU professor and RTP start-up founder