Federal Reserve Bank, JPMorgan Chase Economists to Headline Automation Alley’s Global Business Outlook

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Automation Alley, a statewide technology and manufacturing business association, will host its annual Global Business Outlook event on Thursday, Jan. 11 at its Troy headquarters. The event will be keynoted by Paul Traub, senior business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Detroit Branch, and John Caldwell, executive director of JPMorgan Chase.

The event will focus on the shifting dynamics of the global economy and how companies can best position themselves working in the U.S. and overseas. Speakers will also discuss projected trends in two-way trade and investment flows and Payan Muzumdar, Automation Alley’s COO, will speak on Industry 4.0’s impact on the global economy.

“This is a must-attend event for business and industry leaders looking to gather information on the state of the global economy, examine trends, and plan accordingly,” says Noel Nevshehir, Automation Alley’s director of international business services. “For the first time in recent memory, the world economy is running on all 12 cylinders. But this optimism may lull us into a false sense of complacency.

“While there are plenty of bright spots out there, we can’t ignore geopolitical blind spots that could derail global growth such as North Korea and Iran or, domestically speaking, an overheated stock market correction.”

Additional topics will include the impact of interest rate hikes on the world economy, the bid to renegotiate free-trade agreements, deregulation, tax reform, health care, and potential stock market corrections and geopolitical risks, including China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia.

Automation Alley is located at 2675 Bellingham in Troy. To register, call 800-427-5100 or send an email to info@automationalley.com.

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