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2024 Economic Update for Manufacturers

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT


Join us for our 2024 economic update with guest speaker Michael Weidokal. Michael will provide an assessment of the current state of the U.S. and global economy, as well as the near-term and long-term outlook for the domestic and international economy. He will also take a deeper look at many of the key issues impacting the economy and manufacturing sectors, including the impact of AI, rapidly changing demographics, rising geopolitical risk levels and the trend towards re-shoring.

You’ll walk away with:

  • An understanding of the key trends and developments that are impacting the economy and the manufacturing sector
  • Insights into the near-term and long-term outlook for the U.S. and international economy
  • Strategies to best prepare your firm for the coming changes to the economy and the world

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Meet the Presenter: Michael Weidokal

Returning to present with Sikich for a third time, Michael Weidokal is an internationally recognized economic and geopolitical forecaster who helps business leaders, policymakers and the wider public understand the issues and trends that impact the world today and will shape the world in years to come. He is the president and founder of International Strategic Analysis (ISA), a leading provider of economic forecasting, international market intelligence and geopolitical analysis with clients all around the globe.

Michael’s ability to combine international economics, geopolitics and history gives him a unique perspective on the issues and events that are taking place throughout the world. His areas of expertise include international economic competitiveness, global market selection and geopolitical risk assessment. Furthermore, he has repeatedly proven to be able to accurately predict important trends and developments before they happen.

After a career that took him to more than 60 countries, Michael founded ISA in 2003. Today, ISA is one of the world’s most respected economic and geopolitical research firms, providing research and support for thousands of the world’s leading businesses, governments and universities.


April 24
8:00 am - 9:00 am CDT
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