2018 Spring Conference
- Alternative Investments for Pension Funds
- Economic Development Strategies
- Tax Legislation Update
- Blockchain Technology
- Risk Management
- Maryland General Assembly Update
- Lily Qi, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County Government
- Andy Schaufele, Director, Maryland Bureau of Revenue Estimates
- Jim St. Clair, Chief Technology Officer, Dinocrates Group LLC
- John Lyndenmooth, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
- Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, Maryland Association of Counties
APRIL 27, 2018
BWI Marriott * Linthicum, MD
Alternative Investments for Pension Funds
This panel discussion will provide insight into alternative investments for local government pension funds. Representatives from various financial sectors will detail alternative investment opportunities available as well as their potential risks in order to ensure government officials are able to make sound decisions in an effort to boost and maintain the health of their respective funds.
Economic Development Strategies
Lily Qi, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County Office of the County Executive
This session will provide local government officials an insight into innovative economic development strategies to develop, redevelop, and strengthen business and residential communities. Officials will gain an understanding of how to allocate limited resources to effectively support existing business, promote entrepreneurship, and recruit new businesses.
Tax Legislation Update
Andy Schaufele, Director, Maryland Bureau of Revenue Estimates
This session will examine legislative changes to the federal tax code, corresponding modifications made by the Maryland General Assembly to the State tax code, and its ultimate impact to local governments.
Jim St. Clair, Chief Technology Officer, Dinocrates Group LLC
This session will explore the word of blockchain technology and associated cryptocurrencies. Specific attention will be given to potential benefits and risks for local jurisdictions and municipalities.
John Lyndenmooth, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
This session will discuss present and developing risks to the public sector and how officials can effectively minimize those risks to protect property, services, and employees.
Maryland General Assembly Update
Michael Sanderson, Executive Director, MACo
This session will provide a recap of the 2018 legislative session of the General Assembly of Maryland and how it will impact government finance officers.
Agenda at a Glance
8:30 am- Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am- Welcome
9:10 am- Session I
10:00 am- Session II
10:50 am- Break
11:00 am- Session III
12:00 noon- Networking Session
12:30 pm- Conference Luncheon
1:30 pm- Session IV
2:20 pm- Break
2:40 pm- Session V
3:30 pm- Session VI
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