Global Trends

Automation Alley’s signature Global Economic Outlook heads to the Townsend Hotel January 19, 2022

Troy, Mich. – November 1, 2021 – Automation Alley is pleased to announce the return of its Global Economic Outlook for 2022and Beyond. The conference, which will be held at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham for the first time, brings together international business experts to discuss how companies can position themselves for future strategic success.  


“With the impact of the pandemic still widely felt through global supply chain slowdowns, labor shortages and the rise of remote workplaces, the 2022 Global Economic Outlook promises to be a dynamic forum for in-depth conversations on managing the challenges ahead while maximizing new opportunities,” Kelly said. “I’m looking forward to a lively discussion on how digital transformation will be the catalyst driving companies to success as we advance further into this decade.”


The morning’s topics will include the pandemic’s continued impact on the economic, political, and social outlook worldwide, the U.S.-China trade conflict, how nationalism, populism and the decoupling of trade and investment may lead to even frostier relations between the world’s leading economies, and the mid-term elections and how they may weigh on Wall Street and influence public policies.


Speakers for the event include:

·       Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and President and Chair, Michigan Strategic Fund

·       Noel Nevshehir, Director of International Business Services and Global Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley

·       James E. Glassman, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Head Economist, Chase Commercial Banking

·       Chris Holman, Founder and CEO, Michigan Business Network


The speakers will offer their insights on projected trends in manufacturing and two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries and countries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization.


The event will be held from 8-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Tickets for the event are $79 for Automation Alley members and $89 for non-members. Additional event details and registration can be found here.


About Automation Alley

Automation Alley is a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMHUB) for North America and a nonprofit Industry 4.0 knowledge center with a global outlook and a regional focus. We facilitate public-private partnerships by connecting industry, education and government to fuel Michigan's economy. We give businesses a competitive advantage by equipping them with the knowledge and tools to develop a software-first mindset that leverages the intersections of advanced technologies, systems and people to jumpstart or accelerate a digital path to strategic success.

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