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Ben Bernanke to Speak at 24th NIC National Conference

Former Fed Chair to discuss economic recovery and trends impacting seniors housing and care

Contact: Biba Aidoo, (410) 267-0504 or

Annapolis, MD – The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry announced that Dr. Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, will join NIC as the keynote luncheon speaker on Oct. 2, during the 24th NIC National Conference in Chicago, October 1 -3, 2014.

Bernanke, who completed his second term earlier this year, is credited with leading the country from a deep recession into recovery. During a moderated discussion he will share his experiences and discuss initiatives implemented to prevent a future financial crisis, lessons learned about regulating our complex financial system, the current economic state and emerging trends that could impact the seniors housing and care sector.

Prior to serving as chairman of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2014, Bernanke was chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the system’s principal monetary policymaking body. He also served the Federal Reserve System in various roles including as a member of the Board of Governors, a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Philadelphia, Boston and New York and as a member of the Academic Advisory Panel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He has published articles on a variety of economic issues, including monetary policy and macroeconomics, and is the author of several scholarly books and two textbooks. Bernanke is currently a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at The Brookings Institution.

The NIC National Conference is the premier networking event for senior-level decision makers both on the debt and equity side and major operators of seniors housing and care. This year’s conference will focus particularly on the opportunities for growth and innovation as the sector continues to garner more attention from institutional investors. Educational sessions will delve into various topics including opportunity and growth within the healthcare REITs, the evolution and change in business models as a result of rising consumer expectations and benefit, payment and compliance implications of the Affordable Care Act.

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About NIC
The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to advance the accessibility and quality of housing and care for America’s elders. Proceeds from our events are used to fund research, education, and increased transparency that facilitate leadership development, quality outcomes, and informed investment decisions with respect to seniors housing and care. NIC’s NIC MAP® Data & Analysis Service tracks more than 13,000 properties on a quarterly basis within the 99 largest U.S. metropolitan markets. For more information, visit or call (410) 267-0504.

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