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John Manzella

John Manzella

Expert on global business and today’s leading economic issues

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  • John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker, author of several books, and a nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends.
  • Nationally Syndicated writer for Tribune News Service

John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker, author of several books, and a nationally syndicated columnist on global business, trade policy, labor, and the latest economic trends. His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world’s largest corporations and associations preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.

John’s views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, NPR, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, American City Business Journals, and other publications in China, Mexico and around the globe.

His books include Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact.

John is founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm. He also is Chief Strategy Officer of Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, former Northeast Regional Legislative Coordinator for the National Association of District Export Councils, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.

Economic Trends, Global Trade and What’s Ahead

Economic trends are impacting U.S. and world growth, while complexities with China, Canada, Mexico, and Europe are creating new risks. Combined with greater levels of volatility, new destructive technologies, the energy revolution, and critical issues involving skills, automation and immigration, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to your business? This invaluable program reveals global dangers, analyzes sectors, examines trading relationships, and provides insight on China’s practices to help businesses understand what’s ahead, reduce risk, and make better informed decisions.

Economic Forecast, Emerging Risks and Survival Strategies

New drivers of growth, the Trump effect, advancements in manufacturing, the skills deficit, consumer confidence, demographic shifts, and the energy revolution are impacting growth and corporate performance. Plus, free trade, globalization, shifting investment trends, automation, backshoring, a more aggressive China, and European disunion are adding complexity. This thought-provoking program provides analysis to better understand what has occurred, and peers into the chain reactions of what’s unfolding so managers can make better-informed decisions, improve competitiveness, and develop more successful business strategies.

Economic Trends, Critical Issues and What’s Ahead

Economic trends, critical issues, and policy positions advanced by President Trump are impacting the U.S. and world economy, international business, the labor force, manufacturing, and corporate competitiveness. Combined with Brexit, new destructive technologies, the American energy revolution, China rising, and greater levels of volatility, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to the United States and your business? This invaluable program answers many questions, reveals global dangers, forecasts what’s ahead, and provides analysis to help business professionals reduce risks.

International Trade, New Realities and Ripple Effects

Rising protectionism and global tensions are forcing companies to reassess trading relationships, investments, site selection decisions, backshoring options, and supply chain operations.  Plus, issues causing friction and heightened levels of volatility are adding new risks. This engaging program analyzes the positions of President Trump with a focus on international trade, NAFTA, China, Brexit and the European Union, provides insight on China’s strengths, weaknesses and practices, reveals connections between rising populism, automation and globalization, and offers strategies to better navigate the dangers ahead.

Manzella/Navarrette: A Conversation on Trade & Immigration

Do trade and immigration promote tribalism and identity politics? What’s the effect on American jobs? With fear on the rise in nations around the world, does bungling our approach to these issues set the stage for the rise of despots and demagogues? John Manzella and Ruben Navarrette, two national thought leaders, add common sense, insight and clarity to these divisive issues. John is data-driven, from New York, and brings a global perspective. Ruben is story-focused, from California, and thinks in terms of culture, race and language. Sometimes they agree, disagree, are never boring or predictable, and always entertaining.

COVID-19 Topics

COVID-19, Economic Trends, Global Trade and What’s Ahead

COVID-19 and economic trends are impacting U.S. and world growth, while complexities with China, Canada, Mexico, and Europe are creating new risks. Combined with greater levels of volatility, new destructive technologies, the energy revolution, and critical issues involving skills, automation and immigration, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to your business? This invaluable program reveals global dangers, analyzes sectors, examines trading relationships, and provides insight on China’s practices to help businesses understand what’s ahead, reduce risk, and make better informed decisions.

Economic Forecast, Emerging Risks and Survival Strategies

COVID-19, new drivers of growth, the Trump effect, advancements in manufacturing, the skills deficit, consumer confidence, demographic shifts, and the energy revolution are impacting growth and corporate performance. Plus, free trade, globalization, shifting investment trends, automation, backshoring, a more aggressive China, and European disunion are adding complexity. This thought-provoking program provides analysis to better understand what has occurred, and peers into the chain reactions of what’s unfolding so managers can make better-informed decisions, improve competitiveness, and develop more successful business strategies.

International Trade, New Realities and Ripple Effects

Rising protectionism and global tensions are forcing companies to reassess trading relationships, investments, site selection decisions, backshoring options, and supply chain operations. Plus, issues causing friction and heightened levels of volatility are adding new risks. This engaging program analyzes the positions of President Trump with a focus on international trade, NAFTA, China, Brexit and the European Union, provides insight on China’s strengths, weaknesses and practices, reveals connections between rising populism, automation and globalization, and offers strategies to better navigate the dangers ahead.

Will COVID-19 Kill Globalization? What Companies and Workers Need to Do (in person or virtual)

Recent trade battles with China and other countries have reduced trade flows. But this drop is small compared to what’s ahead. In turn, many argue that globalization will soon be dead. Globalization isn’t dying, it’s evolving, and existing trends are accelerating. This thought provoking program provides analysis of protectionist trends, how digital technologies and automation are transforming globalization, strategies companies and workers can implement to mitigate risks and seize opportunities, what’s ahead for China trade and U.S. companies manufacturing there, and what companies should do to prepare for future threats or pandemics.

Additional programs

• COVID-19, Economic Trends, Global Trade and What’s Ahead

• International Trade, New Realities and Ripple Effects

• Economic Forecast, Emerging Risks and Survival Strategies

Virtual programs available
UPS
“John is an extremely insightful and dynamic speaker. He eloquently provided his thought leadership around current economic and global trends in a way that truly resonated with the audience. It was a privilege and an honor to have John as our guest speaker.”
Fifth Third Bank
“John Manzella has been providing great information and insights on global trends to our employees and customers. One hundred percent of attendees rated his sessions "Excellent" (79%) or "Very good" (21%). Fifth Third Bank is thrilled to work with John for our international thought leadership efforts.”
Thomas Associates, Inc.
“We have scheduled John to present to several of our clients. He provides useful, intelligent and insightful economic and policy information. And it’s delivered in a way that shows the impact to business and is understandable. Members have enjoyed John's material and have indicated that they would like to hear more. I encourage other organizations to schedule John to present at their meetings; your members will find value in the presentation.”
HSBC Bank
“John's recent presentation provided valuable insights into understanding global economic trends in the US. He takes a complex topic and articulates it in a format that is engaging and easy to follow.”
Event Manager, the Phoenix Business Journal
“As this year’s returning speaker of the Economic Forecast held by the Phoenix Business Journal and SRP, John Manzella has made a name for himself here in Phoenix. He delivered great content and certainly understands global business, economics and China trade. The comments I received after the event were tremendous. He connected with our audience and clearly captured their attention. A special thanks to John for making this event extremely successful two years in a row.”
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
“Our attendees found your presentation outstanding and packed with insight. It was obvious that you are in the know on the pressing issues making headlines across the world. I can categorically say that you gave the most outstanding presentation I have heard in my history of involvement with the conference.”
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
“John is an excellent speaker who understands global trends and U.S.-China trade very well. His insight on how U.S. Members of Congress operate is extremely informative and thought provoking to stakeholders of international business.”
SRP
“SRP has been the presenting sponsor of the Phoenix Business Journal Economic Forecast breakfast for over 10 years. We have had various keynote speakers, but none were as impactful, engaging and relevant as John Manzella. Our commercial customers look forward to this event every year and have high expectations for the speakers we provide. John exceeded those expectations in every way and was a major contributor in making this the most successful breakfast yet.”
Industrial Asset Management Council
“Your keynote presentation confronted the brutal facts and provided insight on the trade deficit, business trends and global manufacturing. Registrants described your presentation as a home run!”
Freed Maxick CPAs
“John’s many years of experience in the area of global economics, business and policy provided a fresh and insightful perspective on today’s international marketplace. Any organization with global aspirations should spend some time working with John as it will be time well spent!”
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