Managing in an Uncertain Economy: Monthly Series with ITR Economics

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The topic of the May 20 program will focus on inflation and the job market.

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Forecasting is the best thing you can do to predict your business’s economic future. MHEDA is offering members a FREE monthly interview-style presentation series to help plan during these unpredictable times. Join economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, who will provide data and analysis on what to expect in 2021.

During this six-month series, Alex will cover industry trends, business to business activity, trade, inflation, interest rates and more. Using leading indicators, attendees will learn how to identify where they are in the business cycle and which inputs should guide their strategy to make the right decisions at the right time.

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Program Format:

All sessions are 30 minutes and will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. CT/3:00 p.m. ET. This series will be offered through Zoom and presented in an interview format. Sessions will also be recorded and available on-demand.

ITR will provide participants an economic update and share trends they are noticing for the first 10-20 minutes. The last 10-15 minutes will be will be responding to questions from participating attendees. MHEDA members can submit questions at least 5 business days before the presentation for consideration with the registration below. 


Members – FREE (space is limited for the live session)
NonMembers – Not available


Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics
Alex is an accomplished speaker and the Director of Speaking Services at ITR Economics. A highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, automation, and advanced technology trends, he consulted and advised companies throughout the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China, and Japan for the last fifteen years and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and in the Wall Street Journal.

Ian Heller, President & COO of Modern Distribution Management
Ian is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Distribution Strategy Group, a research, consulting, analytics, and thought leadership firm that provides marketing and strategic planning expertise to the distribution industry. Ian started his career as a truck unloader at a branch of Grainger and left fifteen years later as their VP Marketing. Since then, Ian has served in similar marketing and management roles at GE Capital, HD Supply, Corporate Express, and Newark Electronics. Ian holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a popular writer, speaker, and consultant in the distribution industry.

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This program is presented in collaboration with a group of distributor associations through the Association Education Alliance (AEA).