GIC Global Economic Outlook

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

Join GIC and our Board of Directors at the 2018 Global Economic Outlook and networking lunch on December 8, 2018.

About The Event

Event Detail

GIC Global Economic Outlook

The Board of Directors of the Global Interdependence Center invites you to attend our 2018 Global Economic Outlook and networking lunch at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Friday, December 8, 2017.

We hope you will join the members and friends of the GIC community for our presentation on the Global Economic Outlook as well as congratulate our esteemed Board Officers for 2018.

Attendees of the 2018 Global Economic Outlook can receive continuing education credit from AFCPE Post Certification (1 credit). Email Colleen Murphy to receive your certificate.

Program Agenda

11:00 AM – Registration

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Program

11:30 AM | Welcome and Announcement of 2018 Board Officers

  • 2018 Officers of the Board
    • Don Rissmiller, Chair
    • Peter A. Gold, Esq., Vice Chair
    • Kathleen Stephansen, Vice Chair of Programs
    • E. Martin Heldring, Treasurer
    • George Tsetsekos, Secretary
    • Michael Drury, Chairman Emeritus
    • Jillian Fornito, Executive Director

11:45 AM | Panel Session on the 2018 Global Economic Outlook

  • Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading and Investments
    Our Global Interdependent Economy
  • Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners
    It’s Been About China + Oil … Now Trump?
  • Chris Whalen, Chairman, Whalen Global Advisors LLC
    Credit Trends Post QE

12:45 PM | Questions and Answers and Concluding Remarks

1:00 PM – 2:00PM | Networking Lunch on The Bridge


Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite you to support this year’s program by purchasing a ticket to attend and placing a congratulatory message* or company ad in our tribute booklet. Please find the details on tickets and message pricing below:

  • Full-Page Message: $1000
  • Half-Page Message: $500
  • Quarter-Page Message: $250

Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Jill Fornito at [email protected] or 215-238-0990.

*Congratulatory messages and ad creative due November 29.


Event Location

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017 Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM City: Philadelphia, PA Download iCal


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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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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Christopher Whalen

Christopher Whalen

Chairman, Whalen Global Advisors LLC

Christopher Whalen is an investment banker and author who lives in New York City. He is Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors LLC and works as a consultant and investment banker focused on the financial services, mortgage finance and related technology companies.

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