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Going Local: Examining a Shift from Global to Local Sourcing
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Trade policy risk is a factor multinationals are examining closely. Our upcoming report, Going Local, demonstrates that the trend of bringing production stages closer to customers predated increased trade tensions raising several key questions for business.
Join our expert economists who will first cover how the US and global economies changed in 2018 and why these changes may create a riskier growth environment in 2019.
And then stick around to hear our panel discuss:
- How the increased role of manufacturing firms as providers of customer services can alter business location choices
- How labor cost differentials are changing between emerging and mature economies
- What increased trade policy risk will mean for the structure of value chains
Who Should Attend: Business executives interested in learning about how, current economic conditions; value chains containing more local content; and current trade tensions, can influence business strategy.
Klaas de Vries
Klaas de Vries is an associate economist at The Conference Board Europe. He focuses on measurement of economic growth and productivity and works on The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook, an annual flagship report on the global economy. He also maintains and develops the Total E...Full Bio
Ilaria Maselli has been the senior economist for Europe at The Conference Board since March 2016. Maselli monitors the monthly business cycle of the European economy and contributes analysis to The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook. She also contributes to in-dept...Full Bio
Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic indicat...Full Bio
Brian Schaitkin is a Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies in the...Full Bio