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John Manzella          

World-Recognized Speaker, Author & Nationally Syndicated Columnist on Global Business, Emerging Risks and the Latest Economic Trends

John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker, author of several books, and a nationally syndicated columnist on global business, emerging risks and the latest economic trends. His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world's largest corporations and associations preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.

John’s views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, NPR, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, and other publications in China, Mexico and around the globe.

His books include Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact.

John is founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm. He also is Chief Strategy Officer of Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, former Northeast Regional Legislative Coordinator for the National Association of District Export Councils, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.

John's speaking topics can be customized an include international business and trade policy, U.S. and global economics, business trends and emerging risks, and skills, automation and workforce.

Speech Topics


Economic Trends, Critical Issues and What’s Ahead

Economic trends, critical issues, and policy positions advanced by President Trump are impacting the U.S. and world economy, international business, the labor force, manufacturing, and corporate competitiveness. Combined with Brexit, new destructive technologies, the American energy revolution, China rising, and greater levels of volatility, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to the United States and your business? This invaluable program answers many questions, reveals global dangers, forecasts what’s ahead, and provides analysis to help business professionals reduce risks.

Global Trends, China and Preparing for What’s Ahead

Hyper international competition and new destructive technologies are forcing companies to delve deeper into their core competencies and become more innovative, retain new talent, and expand internationally. Yet, volatility, shifting demographics, emerging risks, and a more aggressive China add complexity. This stimulating and insightful program separates myth from reality, analyzes the Chinese political, economic and business landscape, provides a world economic outlook, reveals global trends, and offers strategies to help companies succeed in today’s fast-changing international environment.

International Trade, New Realities and Ripple Effects

Rising protectionism and global tensions are forcing companies to reassess trading relationships, investments, site selection decisions, backshoring options, and supply chain operations. Plus, issues causing friction and heightened levels of volatility are adding new risks. This engaging program analyzes the positions of President Trump with a focus on international trade, NAFTA, China, Brexit and the European Union, provides insight on China’s strengths, weaknesses and practices, reveals connections between rising populism, automation and globalization, and offers strategies to better navigate the dangers ahead.

Economic Forecast, Emerging Risks and Survival Strategies

New drivers of growth, the Trump effect, advancements in manufacturing, the skills deficit, consumer confidence, demographic shifts, and the energy revolution are impacting growth and corporate performance. Plus, free trade, globalization, shifting investment trends, automation, backshoring, a more aggressive China, and European disunion are adding complexity. This thought-provoking program provides analysis to better understand what has occurred, and peers into the chain reactions of what’s unfolding so managers can make better-informed decisions, improve competitiveness, and develop more successful business strategies.

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