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Global Economic & Geopolitical Outlook for Privately-Held Manufacturers

November 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am CST

Digital Manufacturing webinar

Tuesday, November 15 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM CDT | 1.0 CPE Credit

Sikich’s latest Manufacturing Industry Pulse survey found that only 58% of industry executives rated their optimism at a seven or higher on a scale of 1-10 (a 23% decrease from 2021). The top contributor to their lowered optimism was “inflation and economic decline” closely followed by “supply chain obstacles.”

Is the concern valid? Is inflation here to stay? Where is the economy headed?

Internationally-recognized economic and geopolitical forecaster, Michael Weidokal, will provide an outlook for the global economy, geopolitics, and considerations for international site selection; tying back to their impacts on U.S-based, privately-held businesses. You’ll walk away with:

    • An assessment of the health of the global economy headed into 2023
    • A firm understanding of the domestic and international geopolitical trends and risks that will impact their business over the near- and long-term
    • Insights into how these trends and developments will impact site selection strategies, both domestically and around the world

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Meet the Expert – Michael Weidokal

Michael Weidokal is an internationally-recognized economic and geopolitical forecaster who helps business leaders, policy makers and the wider public to understand the issues and trends that are impacting the world today, and will shape the world in the 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 allow him to have a unique perspective on the issues and events that are taking place throughout the world. His areas of expertise include the fields of 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 International Strategic Analysis 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.


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November 15
8:00 am - 9:00 am CST
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