The Global Business and Economic Outlook for 2021 and Beyond Virtual Event: Headwinds and Tailwinds

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Name: The Global Business and Economic Outlook for 2021 and Beyond Virtual Event: Headwinds and Tailwinds
Date: January 14, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM EST
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Global Economic Outlook 2020
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Automation Alley’s virtual conference will feature international business experts whom will discuss 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 around the world in 2021. For example, will we finally see the coronavirus in our rearview mirror or will it boomerang its way back with a second or even a third wave? How will the seemingly intractable U.S.-China trade conflict continue to impact the international economy at large? Will nationalism, populism and the decoupling of trade and investment relations between nations lead to a new cold war between the superpowers? Equally, if not more importantly, how will the U.S. presidential election and our nation’s increasing political polarization impact the entire equation?

Other things to watch out for include geopolitical risks (i.e., China, Iran, North Korea and Russia) and black swans events or potential blind spots that may disrupt the future performance of U.S. business and industry. Closer to home, how will these factors affect Michigan’s business climate, especially our automotive, advanced manufacturing, defense and other high-tech industries? 

Speakers will focus on industries and countries/regions around the world where growth opportunities are particularly strong. They will also examine projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and identify industries and countries that will either benefit or be challenged by globalization in the short and medium terms.  Learn from leaders of our World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hubs about innovative projects around the globe.


8:30-8:40 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: Noel H. Nevshehir, Director of International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley
8:40-9:10 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Headwinds and Tailwinds: James E. Glassman, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Head Economist, Chase Commercial Banking-New York City, New York 
9:10-9:40 a.m. Michigan’s Future Business Index: Chris Holman, Founder and CEO, Michigan Business Network
9:40-10:10 a.m. Panel Discussion with World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hubs 
10:10-10:40a.m. Q&A 
10:40-10:45 a.m. Closing Remarks
10:45 a.m. Conference Adjourns


Noel H. Nevshehir
As director of Automation Alley’s International Business Services, Noel’s responsibilities include assisting SMEs become globally competitive by expanding their markets overseas. He identifies countries with a high demand for Michigan-made products, services and technologies and leads trade missions around the world where U.S. companies have an opportunity to meet with potential buyers, end users and business partners. Noel is also director of Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships and helps companies bridge the gap between the digital and physical world’s while keeping pace with the rapid transformation in manufacturing today.


James E. Glassman 
As managing director of JPMorgan Chase and head economist for Chase Commercial Banking, James Glassman provides market insights to help clients better understand the changing economy and its impact on their business. Mr. Glassman also works closely with the firm’s Corporate Sector, including the Chief Investment Office and Investor Relations, as well as the Investment Bank and Government Relations groups, providing financial analysis and research.






Chris Holman
As a former high school teacher, coach, university instructor, and college Dean, Chris has become one of Lansing’s most prominent businessmen. Not only is he a successful entrepreneur with over 40 years of experience, he is also a business owner influencing the entire state of Michigan. 





Event Media:
This is a virtual event
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020
8:30-10:45 a.m.
Contact Information:
Contact Automation Alley's International Business Services Manager Lisa Lasser at 248-457-3283 or
This is a virtual event
Member Price: $30
Future Member Price: $50
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