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Magazine publisher will speak at Dec. 3 Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon

Steve Forbes, magazine publisher and two-time presidential candidate, is the featured speaker at the 26th annual Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon on Dec. 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Forbes, chairman and CEO of Forbes Inc. and editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, will discuss what November’s election results mean for the economy and financial markets. Gov. Sonny Perdue will provide opening remarks at the luncheon, and Terry College of Business Dean Robert T. ­Sumichrast will follow Forbes with the state economic forecast from UGA’s Selig Center for Economic Growth. UGA President Michael F. Adams will emcee the program.

Billed as the state’s premier economic forecasting event, the annual luncheon in Atlanta draws more than 1,000 of the state’s top business and government leaders for a detailed look into next year’s economic prospects. Forbes previously appeared at the Georgia Economic Outlook in December 2006.

He campaigned for the Republican presidential nomination in both 1996 and 2000 on a platform that advocated a flat income tax to replace the federal income tax system, health savings accounts, a new Social Security system utilizing personal retirement accounts, school vouchers and free trade.

Since he became CEO of Forbes Inc. in 1990, the company has launched several new publications and businesses. In addition to the company’s flagship publication, Forbes also publishes ForbesLife, a lifestyle magazine; ForbesLife Executive Woman; Forbes Asia; and Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Polish and Turkish editions of Forbes. Forbes combined with Forbes Asia reach a worldwide audience of more than 5 million readers. Other business divisions include Forbes Conference Group,,, and

Following the opening program at the Georgia World Congress Center, the Economic Outlook will stop in Columbus (Jan. 9), Swainsboro (Jan. 15), Jekyll Island (Jan. 16), Macon (Jan. 20), Savannah (Jan. 21), Augusta (Jan. 23), Thomasville (Jan. 27), Albany (Jan. 28) and Athens (March 4).