Trade and the Future of Industry: An outlook on agriculture, manufacturing and tariffs

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Chicago, IL

$50.00$75.00

Join GIC and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for a conference that offers an outlook on agriculture, manufacturing and tariffs this September.

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Trade and the Future of Industry: An outlook on agriculture, manufacturing and tariffs

Join GIC for our first-ever event in Chicago, IL this September. We are partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to bring together top industry professionals to discuss an outlook on agriculture, manufacturing and tariffs. This day-long conference on September 12, 2018 will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Please email [email protected] for more information on how attendees of the Trade and the Future of Industry: An outlook on agriculture, manufacturing and tariffs can receive credit from the following CE organizations:

  • CFP Board (6 CE credit hours)
  • AFCPE Post Certification (6 credits)

Agenda

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Registration/Coffee

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. | Opening Remarks

  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Session I Macroeconomic outlook: Are risks symmetric?            

  • Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist, CitiGroup
  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments
  • Philip I. Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Moderator: Sangeetha Ramaswamy, Global Economist, Citadel Global Equities

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. |  Lunch

1:15 – 2:30 p.m. | Session II: Agriculture

  • David Oppedahl, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Kathy Baylis, Associate Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois
  • David Lehman, Managing Director of Commodity Research and Product Development, CME Group
  • Moderator: Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Session III:  Manufacturing

  • William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Kevin Kliesen, Business Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Zach Mottl, Chief Alignment Officer, Atlas Tool Works and Chair of Government Relations Committee, Technology & Manufacturing Association
  • Moderator: Steve Sexauer, CIO, San Diego County Employee Retirement Association 

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners

Event Location

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM City: Chicago Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413

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Speakers

Kathy Baylis

Kathy Baylis

Associate Professor, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois

Dr. Baylis helps stakeholders design agricultural, conservation, and trade policy to promote ecosystem preservation and international food security. She assesses the effectiveness of interventions and their consequences for global food security, the environment, and social welfare.

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Kevin Kliesen

Kevin Kliesen

Business Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Kevin L. Kliesen is a business economist and Bank Officer in the Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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David Lehman

David Lehman

Managing Director, Commodity Research and Product Development, CME Group

David Lehman was appointed Managing Director, Commodity Research and Product Development of CME Group in February 2010. 

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Philip Levy

Philip Levy

Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Phil Levy is Senior Fellow on the Global Economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and teaches in the Strategy Department at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Managing Director and Global Chief Economist, Citi Research

Dr. Mann joined Citi as Global Chief Economist in February 2018.  Her most recent position was Chief Economist at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development where she also worked closely with the G7 and G20.

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Zachary Mottl

Zachary Mottl

Chief Alignment Officer (CAO), Atlas Tool Works, Inc.

Zachary Justin Mottl is the fourth generation of his family to own and operate Atlas Tool Works. The company, founded in 1918, is a world class precision manufacturing facility offering a broad array of metal manufacturing services.

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David Oppedahl

David Oppedahl

Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

David Oppedahl is a senior business economist in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Oppedahl conducts research on the agricultural sector and rural development, as well as analyzing business conditions and the regional economy.

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Sangeetha Ramaswamy

Sangeetha Ramaswamy

Global Economist, Citadel Global Equities

Sangeetha Ramaswamy is the Economist for Citadel Global Equities, one of four equity strategies at Citadel.

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Donald Rissmiller

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner of Strategas

Donald Rissmiller is a founding partner of Strategas and has been the firm's chief economist since 2006, directing its macroeconomic research effort. He oversees Strategas' high-frequency econometric forecasting and thematic economic research. Mr. Rissmiller's research has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual survey: he was ranked best up and coming economist in 2008, and was third in their 2009 All-America Independent Research Team survey. He is frequently quoted in the financial press.

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Stephen Sexauer

Stephen Sexauer

Chief Investment Officer, The San Diego County Employees Retirement Association

Stephen Sexauer is SDCERA’s Chief Investment Officer and oversees SDCERA’s $12 billion Trust Fund, investment team, and investment consultants. In addition to the day-to-day operation of SDCERA’s Investment Division, he also assists SDCERA’s Board with determining the Fund’s investment policies, strategy and asset allocation.

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Bill Strauss

Bill Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic adviser in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy.

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