Speakers set for 2019 Economic Trends event

To be held Jan. 25 at Italian Community Center

Mike Knetter

Last updated on December 10th, 2019 at 10:15 am

The speaker lineup is set for the 2019 Economic Trends event, BizTimes Media’s 18th annual forum on what lies ahead for the new year.

The event will be held from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago St. in Milwaukee.

Speakers will include:

  • Michael Knetter, president and chief executive officer of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, who will return to provide his annual Economic Trends macro economic outlook, including predictions for the new year and a look back at how his predictions for 2018 held up. Knetter is a former economic advisor for the President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton administrations.
  • Dwight Diercks, senior vice president of software engineering for Santa Clara, California-based NVIDIA, an artificial intelligence leader and best known for its GPUs that have pushed advancements in video gaming graphics. Diercks and his wife, Dian, donated $34 million to the Milwaukee School of Engineering for MSOE’s new computational science hall.
  • Michael Stull, senior vice president of Milwaukee-based Manpower, North America.
  • Terry Tuttle, president of Milwaukee-based HellermanTyton North American.

The Economic Trends event is sponsored by Annex Wealth Management and BMO Harris Bank. Supporting sponsors are Bridgewood Advisors and Vistage.

Click here to register for the event, or for more information. Click here to see a video recap of the 2018 Economic Trends event.

The crowd at the 2018 Economic Trends event.

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Andrew 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, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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