Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 – The Institute for Global Economic Research (IGER) at CSU Channel Islands (CI) will hold its Fall Economic Forecasting Conference, “Managing Through a Turbulent Global Economy and the Election,” Friday, Oct. 26, at noon in the Petit Salon on the CI campus.  IGER Director and top-ranked economist Dr. Sung Won Sohn will discuss global economic conditions, implications of the upcoming presidential election, and the concept of reverse innovation, in which global corporations apply inventions and knowledge from emerging markets in advanced nations.  The event is free, open to the public by reservation, and includes lunch.

The Forecasting Conference is held twice a year to offer regional business leaders and the community Dr. Sohn’s analysis of the global and national economic outlook in relationship to the region.  Dr. Sohn joined CI as an endowed professor at the Martin V. Smith School of Business & Economics in 2008 and helped launch IGER in 2011.  The Institute is the first of its kind in the region, working to more closely link the local economy to the global economy, promote trade between the region and the Pacific Rim countries, and develop future industry leadership by providing international perspectives to students and the community.

Dr. Sohn has been noted for his forecasting accuracy by The Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and Bloomberg News.  He has served as a senior economic advisor to the White House, President and CEO of Hanmi Bank, Chief Economic Officer and Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo Banks, and currently holds positions as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Forever 21 and Commissioner at the Port of Los Angeles.  He is author of the 2009 book, Global Financial Crisis and Exit Strategy

To register for the Fall Forecasting Conference, please visit  Complimentary event parking is limited and only available in the designated parking lot.  Once on campus, follow the directional signage to event parking then follow the walking signage to the event location.  Free parking is available at the Camarillo Metrolink Station/Lewis Road parking lot with bus service to and from the campus.  In order to waive bus fares, riders should present their event registration confirmation when boarding the CI Vista bus, otherwise the cash-only bus fare is $1.25 each way. Buses arrive and depart from the Camarillo Metrolink Station every 30 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. For exact times, check the schedule at:

For more event information, contact Katherine Safaei at 805-437-3316 or To contact Dr. Sohn call 805-437-2789 or or view his forecasts at

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