Mark Zandi And Newt Gingrich To Speak at the 20th Annual NIC Conference

May 3, 2010

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Press Room – 2010 NIC Press Releases


Sept 22-24, 2010, Event to Address “Delivering Value by Focusing on the Fundamentals”

Contact: Renee Tilton, (410) 626-0805 or

Annapolis, Md. – Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of Moody’s, and Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House and founder of the Center for Health Transformation, will deliver the keynote addresses at the 20th Annual NIC Conference, as announced today by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC). This premier dealmaking event brings together seniors housing and care providers, financiers and developers-with portfolios ranging from international and national to regional and local—in an informative forum designed to facilitate networking.

This year’s conference will return to the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, Ill., on September 22-24, 2010. The theme will be: “Seniors Housing & Care Performs: Delivering Value by Focusing on the Fundamentals.”

“Although the industry has survived tumultuous times, the future still remains challenging,” said Robert G. Kramer, president of NIC. “Our conference will reveal valuable strategies from savvy industry principals who have adjusted to the difficult economic climate. Attendees of the event will benefit from the numerous dedicated opportunities designed to match capital with quality providers.”

On Thursday morning, September 23, Mark Zandi will address attendees at the opening plenary session. He will discuss the future of the “housing marketing” and consumer spending, and the economic impact of various tax and government spending policies. He will also provide his thoughts about the appropriate policy response to bubbles in asset markets and his suggestions for meeting the nation’s daunting fiscal challenges.

A trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and the public, Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. He has frequently testified before Congress and has advised the Obama administration as well as Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign.

Also on Thursday, September 23, Newt Gingrich will be the featured speaker at the networking luncheon. Drawing on his leadership in the field of healthcare innovation, his talk, “The Cost, Consequences, and Future of Healthcare Reform,” will outline both the real and political costs of healthcare reform for the country, as well as provide an overview of what individuals—and companies—need to know about the outcomes of the reform efforts.

Former Speaker of the House Gingrich is widely recognized for his commitment to a better system of health for all Americans. Gingrich founded the Center for Health Transformation to foster a modern health system that provides better outcomes at a lower cost. He also served as co-chairman with former Senator Bob Kerrey of the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care, which developed recommendations for policymakers and the public for achieving a high quality of life and high quality of care for the aging population.

In addition, breakout sessions led by prominent seniors housing and care experts will present essential fundamentals and strategies for financiers and operators. Many networking opportunities will also be available, including multiple coffee and networking breaks, networking receptions and a networking lounge. Attendees can visit the NIC Data Center to find current NIC research publications and gain access to current quarter NIC MAP data on America’s 100 largest markets.

Attendance for the 20th Annual NIC Conference is limited to the first 1,600 registrants. Registration fees range from $1,050 to $1,800. After August 6, 2010, registration fees will increase by $200.

To register, visit To become a sponsor, contact Elisa Infante Freeman at (410) 267-0504 or

About NIC

Founded in 1991, the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry is a nonprofit education and research organization providing information about business strategy and capital formation for the senior living industry. NIC is the leading provider of historical and trend data on the industry through its NIC MAP® Data and Analysis Service that tracks properties in the 100 largest metropolitan areas. Proceeds from its annual conference and other events are used to fund data and research on issues of importance to lenders, investors, developers, operators, and others interested in meeting the housing and care needs of America’s seniors. For more information, visit or call (410) 267-0504.