Former House Speaker Paul Ryan will highlight the speakers list.
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan will discuss current events.

Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) will be the keynote headliner at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry conference in Chicago. 

A previous NIC speaker, Ryan will touch on the business and political landscape. He will also ring in on the current state of affairs in the House of Representatives, which has foundered without a House Speaker since Kevin McCarthy was historically forced out Oct. 3.

The 2012 running mate of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Ryan served as Speaker of the House from 2015 to 2019. He “possesses unparalleled insights and experience across a wide range of transformative business, economic, policy and geopolitical issues, and their potential to reshape society,” NIC event organizers said.

“Speaker Ryan will provide an easily digestible explanation of the interconnectivity of all the elements in play in the current risk environment,” they noted. “He will thoughtfully outline potential scenarios for how pivotal policy decisions may play out and put forth practical action steps for developing solutions for tomorrow’s issues, today.”

The skilled nursing keynoter will be Phil Fogg Jr., CEO and president of Marquis Companies and immediate past board chairman of the American Health Care Association. He will speak at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. He will deliver “keen insights into how to not only survive, but thrive given the current challenges faced by the industry.”

“The skilled nursing sector has seen numerous challenges over the past few years, including pandemic impacts, regulatory changes, managed care expansion, staffing shortages and the move to home and community-based services. This tsunami of events is causing operational and financial hardship for operators and investors alike,” organizers note. “Despite these threats, the skilled nursing sector still presents opportunity for growth given the demographics of the aging population and the sector’s place in the post-acute healthcare delivery system.” 

All events at the NIC fall conference will take place Oct. 23-25 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.

As usual, a variety of educational sessions of interest for skilled nursing, assisted living, independent living and other types of operators will take place. Topics will range from lending and finance practices to labor, regulatory and caregiving issues.

Visit the event website to learn more.