Economic Trends

The annual Economic Trends Event, presented by BizTimes Milwaukee, hosts a vibrant discussion between prominent Wisconsin business leaders, state representatives, and industry experts on the state of the economy. This annual event includes a macroeconomic outlook on the economy from Michael Knetter, Ph.D., economist and president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation.

Economic Trends caters to all business leaders, providing insight into the economic outlook through analysis of industry trends and current economic indicators. Selected panelists bring perspectives from their industry while providing forecasts about the year ahead in business. This event has been annually attended by business leaders in Southeastern Wisconsin and for many has become the first significant business function of the calendar year.

What’s next? How a Trump presidency could shape the economy

The U.S. economy is headed for uncharted territory, with a new president-elect who is a political outsider challenging the status quo politically and economically. What policy changes lie ahead? How will they impact the global, national and state economies? Economist Michael Knetter Ph.D. and leading industry experts provided their perspectives and answers to these questions at the 16th annual Northern Trust Economic Trends breakfast on January 26th.

Featured Presenters:

Michael Knetter Ph.D, Economist, President & CEO, University of Wisconsin Foundation (1)

Cynthia LaConte, CEO and President, The Dohmen Co. (2)

W. Kent Lorenz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Acieta LLC (3)

Debbie Seeger, Senior Vice President, Co-Founder, Patina Solutions (4) 

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Event Details

  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
  • 7:30 – 9:30 AM
  • Italian Conference Center

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