BizTimes Media to present Economic Trends 2.0 webinar

Will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Panel discussion at the 2020 Economic Trends event. From left, BizTimes Milwaukee editor Andrew Weiland, GRAEF CEO John Kissinger, UW Foundation president and CEO Michael Knetter, Husco CEO Austin Ramirez, and American Family Insurance CEO Jack Salzwedel.
The panel from the BizTimes Media 2020 Economic Trends conference will return for the 2020 Economic Trends 2.0 webinar.

Last updated on May 18th, 2020 at 03:03 pm

At the beginning of each year, BizTimes Media hosts its Economic Trends conference to provide southeastern Wisconsin business leaders with insight into what to expect for the new year.

However, in 2020 the devastating impact of social distancing measures to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has rendered January’s economic projections obsolete.

Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has struck down Gov. Tony Evers’ “Safer at Home” order, how fast will the state’s economy recover? Will the reopening of the economy result in a new surge of COVID-19 and a major setback?

To explore those questions and more about what lies ahead for the Wisconsin economy in the new normal, BizTimes Media will host a second Economic Trends conference. The 2020 Economic Trends 2.0 webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Central Time.

The speakers from the 2020 Economic Trends Conference in January are back to present for the Economic Trends 2.0 webinar. They include:

  • Mike Knetter, Ph.D., economist, president and CEO, University of Wisconsin Foundation
  • Austin Ramirez, president and CEO, Husco International
  • Jack Salzwedel, CEO, American Family Insurance
  • John Kissinger, president and CEO, GRAEF-USA Inc.

The speakers will provide updated economic forecasts for 2020. Knetter will provide a macro economic outlook and the other speakers will focus on their industries. The speakers will also talk about best practices for how they are doing business during the pandemic.

Click here to register for the Economic Trends 2.0 webinar, which is sponsored by Associated Bank.

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Andrew Weiland
Andrew Weiland is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, Weiland is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, and son, Zachary. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys coaching his son’s youth baseball and basketball teams.