June 26, 2018

MSCI Economic Summit To Feature Speakers From Oil And Gas And Automotive And Light Truck Industries

Registration for MSCI’s annual Economic Summit is open and members who register before July 20, 2018 will receive $200 off their fee. The event will be held August 20-21 in Schaumburg, Ill. and will feature a robust look at 14 end markets with expert economists and analysts who will identify trends and present predictions. From heavy equipment and aerospace to transportation and infrastructure, MSCI’s timely breakout sessions will give participants the business intelligence they need to better understand their customer’s needs, even before they do.

Laura Speake, regional chief economist at Caterpillar, will discuss the outlook for oil and natural gas while Michael Robinet, director of global production forecasts at IHS Automotive, will discuss current and near future state of metals in automotive and light truck output.

The summit also will feature a panel of experts who will share their perspectives on international trade and forecasts for its impact on the economy and the metals industry. MSCI President and CEO Bob Weidner will moderate the discussion, which will include Bill. Hickey, chairman of Lapham-Hickey Steel Corp.; Barry Zekelman, executive chairman and chief executive officer of Zekelman Industries; Richard T. Marabito, chief financial officer of Olympic Steel, Inc.; and David A. “Skip” Hartquist, partner and Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

Additionally, Bill Strauss, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will provide the inside analysis of the U.S. economy and the manufacturing sector as it relates to monetary policy and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank. Click here to register and to see the full current list of speakers.