Global Economic Outlook for 2019 and Beyond

Watch Automation Alley's annual discussion on the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in the U.S. and overseas.

Join international business experts as they discuss firsthand insights about the industries and regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. Speakers will also examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short, medium and long terms.

These questions and more will be explored:

  • How will the U.S. be impacted by its strained trade relationship with China?
  • What is the current and future state of our nation’s trade agreements with major trading partners such as Canada, Mexico, EU and Asia?
  • How will the Fed inching up interest rates affect geopolitical risks with China, Iran, North Korea and Russia?
  • What is the current state of Michigan’s business climate, especially our automotive, aerospace, defense and advanced manufacturing and technology industries?


  • Noel Nevshehir, Director, International Business Services, Automation Alley
  • Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Scott Sneckenberger, Partner, Plante Moran

 Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business Overseas, featuring: 

  • John Caldwell, Executive Director, Investment Specialist, Private Bank, J.P. Morgan
  • Thomas Murray, President and CEO, Hosco
  • Paul Ryznar, Founder, President and CEO, OPS Solutions
  • Chris Holman, Founder and CEO, Michigan Business Network
  • Mr. Noel H. Nevshehir, Director of International Business Services, Automation Alley

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