2020 BizTimes Economic Trends panel Q&A│Ep. 19

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In addition to speaker presentations, the 2020 BizTimes Economic Trends Conference featured a panel discussion featuring Michael Knetter, economist and president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, John Kissinger, president and CEO of GRAEF-USA Inc., Austin Ramirez, president and CEO of Husco International, and Jack Salzwedel, CEO of American Family Insurance.

Top takeaways and topics from the event included a steady outlook for 2020, the influence of politics and polarization on the economy, education and workforce issues, technological disruption in industries and the growing problems of climate change.

Event sponsors included Annex Wealth Management, BMO Harris Bank and SVA along with supporting sponsors Bridgewood Advisors and Vistage.

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.