Thursday, January 24, 2019

8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Market Hall in Downtown Raleigh


The LNC Forum is a one-day symposium designed to inform and engage North Carolina leaders and executives regarding issues and opportunities facing our state, with a focus on transforming knowledge into action.

This year’s theme is “Why NC?”

  • What are the places and values that attract people to live and work in North Carolina?
  • Why are parts of our state thriving, while others are struggling?
  • How have some of NC’s oldest companies stood the test of time?
  • How do we attract and retain engaged leaders to achieve success in NC?

We will go beyond identifying the challenges to work towards solutions.  Please join us for these important conversations.

Our Speakers


Barbara Ashford

Director - Natural Gas Community Relations at Piedmont Natural Gas

Sabrina Bengel

Managing Partner – The Birthplace of Pepsi

Dan Gerlach

President - Golden LEAF Foundation

Vivian Howard

Chef, Television Host, Cookbook Author

Van Nolintha

Co-Founder - Bida Manda and Brewery Bhavana

Steve Pearson

Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs - IBM

Marirose Steigerwald

Director of Operations - North Carolina Community Foundation

Our Sponsors