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Mark Gim to speak at Providence Business News Economic Summit on Thursday, February 18

January 29, 2021

Washington Trust President & COO, Mark Gim, will join a panel of experts from across Rhode Island for the Providence Business News Economic Trends Summit on Thursday, February 18 from 9:00-10:30am (EST).

This year’s virtual event will feature a keynote address by Thomas Tzitouris, Head of Fixed Income Research, Strategas followed by a panel discussion with local business experts from various industry sectors providing thoughts on the Ocean State’s economic trends and forecasts for 2021, as well as industryspecific viewpoints.


  • Kristen Adamo, President & CEO, Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB)
  • Alden Anderson Jr., Senior Vice President/Partner, CBRE/New England | Brokerage
  • Mark Gim, President & COO, Washington Trust

Topics of Discussion will include:

  • Congress has approved a second stimulus package. What is the impact to the markets? What industries could be helped that were excluded from the first round?
  • What are the trends going forward in the commercial real estate markets?
  • What is the tone of the current bond market? What should we expect near-term? And how will the results of the presidential race influence fixed income in 2021 and beyond?
  • What are some of the notable provisions from the proposed Biden tax plan and what could be the impact be to companies and individuals?
  • The RI hospitality industry has taken one of the hardest hits. What will it take to see this vital sector of the economy to rebound?
  • How could the chance in state leadership impact the RI economy?

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