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Jason Schenker    

Top-Ranked Economist, Bestselling Author, President of Prestige Economics & Chairman of The Futurist Institute

Jason Schenker is a futurist, economist, and author who prepares leaders for the future.

Schenker has given over 1,000 keynote speeches on economic, financial market, and technology topics, including commodities, supply chain, futurist innovation, artificial intelligence (AI), the metaverse, quantum computing, energy and sustainability, geopolitics, demographics, and other topics. He has given speeches to public and private companies, industry groups, institutional investors, central banks, the U.S. State Department, the CIA, NATO, and global financial exchanges.

Schenker's speeches focus on the economy, financial markets, commodities, supply chain, futurist innovation and technology, artificial intelligence (AI), the metaverse, quantum computing, energy and sustainability, geopolitics, demographics, and other trends.

Schenker is currently a LinkedIn "Top Voice." Additionally, LinkedIn recognized him as a “Top Public Speaking Voice” and "Top Economics Voice" in 2023 and 2024.

Over 1.1 million students have taken Schenker's 20 LinkedIn Learning courses on business, leadership, economics, risk management, and finance. He is the author of 36 books on emerging technologies, finance, energy, leadership, economics, finance, and supply chain. Schenker has also been an occasional columnist for Bloomberg Opinion.

As President of Prestige Economics, Bloomberg News has ranked Schenker #1 forecaster in the world in 26 different categories since 2011, including for oil prices, industrial metals prices, the euro, the British pound, agricultural commodity prices, gold prices, and U.S. jobs.

As Chairman of The Futurist Institute, Schenker trains leaders to Become a Futurist®, including consulting, accounting, finance, and national security professionals.

Schenker is also Chairman of the Climate Change Advisory Panel at Sasol (NYSE: SSL), the large public fuels and chemicals company headquartered in South Africa. This is an independent advisory board focused on supporting Sasol sustainability and emissions reduction commitments.

Schenker is one of the 100 CEOs on the non-partisan Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC), the Texas affiliate of the Business Roundtable that advises elected officials of both parties at the state and federal levels. He is on the TBLC Executive Committee, Economic Development Task Force, and Federal Issues Task Force.

Schenker is also a member of the Bretton Woods Committee (BWC), a Fellow of the Energy Institute, and a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Schenker is the author of 36 books, and fifteen have been #1 bestsellers on Amazon, including Jobs for Robots, Futureproof Supply Chain, The Future of Finance is Now, The Future of Energy, and The Robot and Automation Almanac. National Intelligence University Press published Schenker’s peer-reviewed article on supply chain and national security in 2022.

Before founding Prestige Economics in 2009, Schenker was a Risk Specialist at McKinsey and Chief Energy and Commodity Economist at Wachovia (Wells Fargo).

Schenker holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from UNC Greensboro, a Master’s in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from CSU Dominguez Hills, a Master’s in Germanic Languages and Literature from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s in History and German from The University of Virginia. He has earned over a dozen professional certificates and certifications, including the FLTA® (Certified Futurist and Long-Term Analyst), CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), CMT® (Chartered Market Technician), ERP® (Energy Risk Professional), and SCR® (Sustainability and Climate Risk).

Schenker is currently a Non-Resident Fellow of the U.S. Joint Special Operations University at the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and an Adjunct Fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Schenker has given over 1,000 television interviews, including for CNBC, Bloomberg, BNN, Fox, CNN, and the BBC. He has also been a Guest Host on Bloomberg Television.

Speech Topics

Five Major Trends Shaping the Outlook Through 2025

Join top-ranked economist Jason Schenker as he shares the biggest trends that will shape the economic, financial, and business outlook in the year ahead and beyond. This engaging, high-energy discussion will include actionable takeaways about how interest rate policies, the geopolitics of Cold War Two®, the U.S. election, sustainability, and AI will impact the outlook and operations for the client business and industry. This keynote speech is tailored to include relevant data for the client.

Headlines and Trendlines for the Economy, Markets, and Technology Shaping the Decade Ahead

In this talk, Jason Schenker, President of Prestige Economics and Chairman of The Futurist Institute®, explores the challenges of current economic and financial market dynamics, as well as geopolitical topics.

Mr. Schenker's remarks will address the state of inflation, global debt, interest rates, equities, bond yields, oil and gas markets, industrial commodities, agricultural commodities, and foreign exchange markets. There will also be a discussion of the potential impacts of high interest rates on economic growth, business investment, and the labor market.

Mr. Schenker will discuss how Cold War Two® presents risks to financial markets and growth as well as what future challenges for global stability, global supply chain, and commodity markets.

Looking further into the future, Mr. Schenker will discuss how long-run trendlines in demographics, technology, AI, and sustainability reveal some critical risks, threats, and opportunities. Mr. Schenker will share actionable takeaways and winning strategies to help companies succeed in the current era of uncertainty and win in the decade ahead.

The Economic and Financial Outlook: Drivers of Opportunity and Pillars of Risk

This speech is customized for the client industry to include a discussion of how economic and financial market uncertainties impact the client industry. There are important risks and opportunities facing businesses. This talk includes critical strategic recommendations and actionable client takeaways and recommendations.

In this discussion, Jason Schenker will evaluate the war for talent and signals from the labor market. He will also discuss how high inflation and interest rates threaten growth and corporate profits. Mr. Schenker will also delve into the subject of Cold War Two®, the end of globalization, and associated supply chain risks.

Looking into the future of technology and work, Mr. Schenker will discuss several critical long-term trends in demographics and technology, including how ChatGPT and other AI technologies will be valuable and increasingly common. Mr. Schenker will also discuss key sustainability risks, threats, and opportunities. He will share actionable winning strategies for the current uncertain environment now and for the decade ahead.

Disruptions Ahead: Economic, Political, and Technological Outlook

This presentation includes a discussion of the economic and financial market risks in the years ahead. It will also include a discussion of the political dynamics in the election ahead, and how those risks will impact policy, the economy, and financial markets. There will also be a discussion of AI, sustainability and Cold War Two®. Finally, this presentation will include a discussion of some of the biggest coming disruptive trends - and it addresses the technology risks, challenges, and opportunities in the years ahead that attendees need to prepare for.

In this presentation, Jason Schenker, one of the world’s top economic and financial forecasters, shares his outlook for the economy, financial markets, and business. He also offers non-partisan analysis on the importance of Presidential and Congressional elections for financial markets and the economy. This presentation also includes forecasts of major global economies, focusing on the United States. There is also significant discussion of current and near-term Fed and foreign central bank policies, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, the dollar, oil prices, and precious metals prices. Hear market expectations and near-term forecasts from one of the most accurate forecasters in the world, according to Bloomberg News. The presentation will also discuss long-term trends and threats that will become increasingly important for future presidents.

This presentation includes topics covered in Jason Schenker’s best-selling books. Mr. Schenker will also address increasingly important long-term economic and financial market risks and challenges, including entitlements, AI, sustainability, and Cold War Two®.

Cold War Two® Economics

A second iron curtain is falling over Europe, and another front in this global conflict could emerge with China over Taiwan. In this talk, Jason Schenker addresses the economic, financial market, supply chain, political, and geopolitical impacts. Drawing on his national security work for NATO, the Pentagon, the CIA, National Intelligence University, and the Department of Defense, Jason Schenker shares his expectations for the future escalation in this expanding conflict between the United States, the European Union, NATO, Russia, and China. Financial market topics in this session can include global oil and gas, agricultural commodities, industrial metals, precious metals, the dollar, international debt markets, foreign exchange impacts, sovereign debt and bond markets, and equities. This presentation can be tailored to include specific industry content and address how Cold War Two® presents future risks to supply chains, energy, food, electrification and sustainability, global credit markets, and more.

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