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    Guidance in an Uncertain Economy

    2020 Economic Update with Brian Beaulieu

    Never has it been more critical for company leaders and key decision makers to have a clear, impartial, and data-driven perspective of how factors such as COVID-19 and leading economic indicators will impact the economy moving forward, and what they should be doing in response.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (live stream)

    This session from ITR Economics will help you determine the best course of action for the most important part of the economy – you and your business. We will:

    1. Look at a system of leading indicators proven to signal cyclical turns in the economy and markets.
    2. Present the outlook for the market segments most important to your industry.
    3. Assess interest rate and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance.
    4. Consider your 3, 5, and 7-year planning needs and talk about the 2020s and how you should prepare for challenges and opportunities. Cut through the noise and present our expectation of both the human and the business impact of these black swan events.

    Approved for HR recertification credits:

    • HRCI – 1.5 Business credits
    • SHRM – 1.5 PDCs
  • Agenda


    9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Presentation

    10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Q&A

  • Speaker


    Brian Beaulieu

    Brian Beaulieu has served as CEO and Chief Economist of ITR Economics™ since 1987, where he researches the use of business cycle analysis and economic forecasting as tools for improving profitability. Brian has shared his highly valued research results via presentations, workshops, and seminars in numerous countries to hundreds of thousands of business owners and executives for the last 38 years.

    He is coauthor of Prosperity in the Age of Decline, a powerful look at how to make the most of the US and global trends over the next 20 years, as well as Make Your Move, a practical and insightful guide to increasing profits through inevitable business cycle changes. Brian also coauthored But I Want It!, ITR Economics’ first children’s book.

    As a speaker and a consultant, Brian has provided valuable and practical advice to companies in need of domestic and global perspectives to increase profits through business cycle trend analysis, forecasting, and effective planning.

    Brian serves on the board of directors for the Ariens Company, a leading global manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, as well as the board for Bellwether Wealth, an investment management and strategic wealth planning firm based in Lincoln, NE.

    Brian has shared his expertise through various media outlets, including: USA Today, Knight Ridder, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Washington Post, Kudlow and Friends, First on Fox, Canadian television, and numerous other outlets.

    Founded in 1948, ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the United States. With a long-term accuracy rating of 94.7%, ITR Economics has forecasted major economic events such as the Great Recession of 2008 years in advance. ITR provides reliable industry and company forecasts tailored to clients’ needs. ITR Economics also offers economic webinars, subscription periodicals, consultative reports, and data-collection services.

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    Hear from upcoming presenter Brian Beaulieu

  • Sponsorship


    Sponsoring MRA events is a tremendous opportunity to bring your message of business value to our growing membership of organizations HR professionals and business leaders. Our members represent all industries including manufacturing, service, distribution, finance and health care! 80% of event attendees are new at each event offering you the opportunity to network with new contacts. We are very excited about the event this year and hope you can join us!

    For more information on sponsorship and exhibit booths, call Kim Mitschke at 262.696.3505 or

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