His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world's largest corporations, trade associations and universities preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.
John’s views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Bloomberg, NPR, Newsday, Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, and other publications in China, Singapore, Mexico, and across the globe.
His books include Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It's Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact, among others.
John is founder of the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications, a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm.
John also is Chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Chief Strategy Officer of Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm, former Executive Director of goTRADE New York, an advocacy coalition sponsored by the Washington, D.C.-based Business Roundtable, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.
Diagnosed with dyslexia in first grade, John also offers motivational presentations to children with disabilities.
American Realities, Critical Risks and Survival Strategies
The key to American free-market capitalism lies in our ability to innovate new products and services and deliver them worldwide. This requires pro-globalization policies, an educated labor force, and an environment that incentivizes entrepreneurs to take risks that create new companies, technologies, and jobs. However, critical risks stand in the way. (1) New technologies and globalization have tremendously improved our standard of living, but many have been left behind that support far left and right populists who may ultimately threaten capitalism. (2) Unless addressed, shifting demographics will translate into fewer consumers and worsening labor shortages. And (3) the pandemic, Russian war, and Chinese tensions have forced companies to continually assess risks that impact supply chains and globalization. This stimulating and insightful program explores these issues, analyzes economic trends, delves into labor and Chinese challenges, and provides strategies to prepare for what's ahead.
Economic Trends, Global Trade, Labor and What’s Ahead
Pandemic-related realities and the fallout from the Russia-Ukraine war continue to impact the U.S. and global economy, while complexities with China add new risks. Combined with the energy revolution, shifting demographics, and challenges with the USMCA and Europe, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to you? This invaluable program analyzes economic trends, examines trading relationships, reveals Chinese dangers, and explores critical issues involving labor, skills, automation, and immigration. Additionally, it offers survival strategies and provides insight on what's ahead.
- New Realities, Critical Risks and Survival Strategies
New realities and critical risks are severely impacting business. Hyper competition is forcing companies to pursue new markets and build more reliable supply chains, while smarter workers must deliver more complex solutions. But these efforts are impacted by worker shortages, immigration barriers, automation demands, and protectionism.
This stimulating and insightful program forecasts economic growth, explores pressing labor issues, delves into Chinese challenges, exposes hurdles with Canada, Mexico, and Europe, reveals how globalization is evolving, and analyzes connections between middle class erosion and political shifts. Importantly, it provides strategies to reduce risks and prepare for what's ahead.
- Economic Trends, Globalization and the Need to Improve American Capitalism
Rising protectionism, populism and inequality, along with economic trends and Covid-19, are having a profound impact on the United States, globalization and American capitalism. Plus, skills deficits, immigration issues, and tensions with China are severely affecting industry. In addition, advances in automation and digitalization, and the need for lifelong learning are adding greater complexity.
This thought-provoking program peers into the chain reactions of what's unfolding, reveals the myths and realities of globalization, and examines the need to improve American capitalism so we don't lose it.
- International Trade, New Realities and Ripple Effects
Tensions with China and rising global protectionism are forcing companies to reassess trading relationships, investments, site selection decisions, backshoring options, and supply chain operations. Plus, issues causing friction and heightened levels of volatility are adding new risks.
This engaging program analyzes the positions of President Joe Biden with a focus on international trade, China, USMCA, and Europe, provides insight on China's strengths, weaknesses and practices, reveals connections between rising populism, automation and globalization, and offers strategies to better navigate the dangers ahead.
- Roundtable Discussion with John Manzella
In this roundtable discussion, John Manzella will provide valuable analysis on (1) trade policy, supply chain issues, China, USMCA, and Europe, (2) labor, skills, automation, and immigration, and (3) economic trends and corporate tax policy. Attendees will be given the opportunity to be active participants and share collective knowledge, best practices, and insight, and discuss obstacles, solutions, and strategies in a confidential environment.
This roundtable session will help attendees better understand today's new realities and critical issues, more accurately assess and reduce risks, secure competitive advantages, and better prepare for what's ahead.
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