Summit on Financial Leadership 2019

Sep 17 - 18, 2019
New York, NY


Summit on Financial Leadership: Creating Fiscal Sustainability in a Volatile World

The 2019 Summit on Financial Leadership has a new location! We will convene at the Westin Hotel, Times Square, New York City.

The Summit is Governing’s premier gathering of state and local finance leaders. Each year, the Summit brings together a select audience of state and local government finance officials, elected officials and public finance experts for a “meeting of the minds” on key fiscal issues and emerging trends. This is an opportunity for big-picture conversations and impact-focused ideas.

We look at the main cost drivers, policy debates, and pain points in state and local government but also explore those challenges in the context of evolving social, political and economic pressures and long-term trends. Today more than ever and compounded by extreme weather, tough financial decisions and prudent fiscal management require strategic vision, political acumen, and a willingness to challenge the status-quo.

Please join us for the 1-1/2-day Summit to meet new allies, to share information and ideas and to continue the mission of making government better.

Topics to Include:

  • The Impact of Demographic Shifts on Economic Growth
  • Sports Betting – A New Revenue Stream with New Challenges
  • Online Sales Taxes for Ecommerce
  • Sound Pensions in a Volatile Stock Market
  • Using Emerging Technologies to Manage Infrastructure Assets and Save Money
  • Streamlining and Improving the Procurement Process
  • Workforce: Getting and Keeping the Finance Professionals You Need
  • Affordable Housing – State and Local Partnerships
  • Municipal Bonds: Managing the Transition to Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR)

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The Westin New York at Times Square

270 West 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036

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Registration Information / Contact Us

Event Date: September 17 and 18, 2019

This is an invitation-only event, open to Public Sector only. For more information or to request an invitation, please contact Jeremy Smith.

If you represent a Private Sector organization and are interested in Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact Andrea Kleinbardt.

Contact Information

For registration and general assistance contact:

Jeremy Smith
Phone:  (916) 932-1402
E-mail:  jsmith@governing.com 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact:

Andrea Kleinbardt
Phone: (916) 932-1338
E-mail: akleinbardt@governing.com


New York, NY


The Westin New York at Times Square

270 West 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036

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Phone: 212-201-2700
Rate: $359
Cut-off Date: 8/26/19
Governing has secured a small block of rooms at The Westin New York at Times Square.
Group rate cannot be guaranteed after the cut-off date.
Reference the Governing Summit on Financial Leadership when making your reservation.