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Navigating Through a Changing Global Landscape

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Jul 23, 2024   – 

Interest rates, inflation, labor, military conflicts, and a presidential election are on the minds of most leaders as they make plans for the rest of 2024 and prepare for 2025. Join the trusted economics firm ITR Economics as they examine manufacturing trends for 2024 and into 2025.

This presentation will equip you with timely and valuable insights, enabling you to develop tactics and strategies to outpace the competition, win in today’s economic landscape, and prepare for the upcoming rise in the business cycle. Gain a deeper understanding of the indicators to monitor and the likely timing of the market reversal. Learn effective methodologies that will maximize your operational and financial performance in the next year.

This webinar is presented in partnership with Strategex, a leading 80/20 profit & growth consultancy, which will offer strategic insights to help you navigate through various business cycles.


Jenn Desrosiers

Jenn Desrosiers

Managing Director of 80/20 Profit & Growth, Strategex

Jenn Desrosiers is the Managing Director of the 80/20 Profit & Growth practice at Strategex. She spent the first decade of her career with ITW where she undertook progressive business leadership roles across several divisions—including functional responsibility for sales, marketing, product management, operations, and strategy. Since joining Strategex, Jenn has consulted with more than 20 major manufacturing companies across various industries. She has a track record of successfully leading turnarounds for failing manufacturing businesses. In 2021 she coached a tier 1 automotive client to overcome significant operational challenges. The results were a 25% increase in EBITDA, increased on-time delivery, and increased wallet share with the world’s largest automotive manufacturers. As a speaker, she has spoken to numerous associations including Manufacturers Alliance, the National Association for Manufacturers, and the National Tool and Machining Association.

Lauren Saidel-Baker

Lauren Saidel-Baker

Economist, ITR Economics

Lauren Saidel-Baker, CFA, is a speaker and economist at ITR Economics. She provides consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries.

Since joining ITR Economics, Lauren has brought enthusiasm and in-depth insight to our analysis of various industry trends. Her expertise captivates audiences, and her experience in the financial industry supports her extensive knowledge of the applicability of ITR Economics’ programs.

Lauren graduated with honors from Wellesley College, double majoring in economics and religion. She has also earned her MBA at Boston University Questrom School of Business. She has also been featured on the Financial Sense Newshour podcast, in Floor Covering Weekly magazine, and in tED magazine’s online publication.

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