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July 2, 2018

Robert Wescott, Top Adviser To Fortune 500 Companies, To Address MSCI Economic Summit

The U.S. and world economies appear poised for their best performance in a decade, but what risks lurk around the corner? Learn the key drivers of economic growth, perspectives on key policy debates, likely movements with inflation and interest rates, and possible paths for budget deficits at MSCI’s annual Economic Summit. Registration for the event is still open and members who register before July 20, 2018 will receive $200 off their fee.

Robert F. Wescott, founder and president of Keybridge Research LLC, an economic consulting firm in Washington, D.C. that has served global financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and leading industry associations will share his expertise on global macroeconomic and public policy issues about financial markets, economic trends, and geopolitical risks.

The summit, which will be held August 20-21 in Schaumburg, Ill., also 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.

Additionally, 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 on international trade.

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.