John Manzella

Biography
John Manzella


John Manzella is an author, speaker, founder of the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic analysis, and Chief Strategy Officer of Ignition Life Solutions, a global enterprise risk management consulting firm.

He has written hundreds of articles and several books, including 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.

His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Xinhua (China), La Jornada (Mexico) and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore). Additionally, he is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.

John also is founder of Manzella Trade Communications, Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm with a focus on global business and today's leading economic issues, chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Northeast Regional Legislative Coordinator for the National Association of District Export Councils, and former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.


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John Manzella


John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker on global business, emerging risks, and the latest economic trends. His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world's largest corporations and associations preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.

John's topics can be customized and include international business and investment, U.S. and global economics, business trends and emerging risks, skills and workforce, and U.S. economic and trade policy.

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John is available for speaking engagements via keynotes, workshops, webinars, and roundtable discussion groups.


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John Manzella


John Manzella's services are highly sought after by some of the world's largest corporations and associations. Combining in-depth knowledge of global business, economic issues, policy, and strategic communications, he helps clients reduce risks, improve competitiveness, expand internationally, and educate stakeholders, decision makers and elected officials. See overview with client list.

  • Roundtable discussion groups
  • Emerging risk landscape consulting
  • Custom publishing, video newsletters and content marketing
  • Public and government affairs
  • Public relations and marketing

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Latest Articles From John Manzella

China and the United States Need a Free Trade Agreement
Trade & Finance | Monday, April 09, 2018

President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum was met with Chinese tariffs on U.S. products and agricultural goods. In turn, this has escalated with each country identifying additional barriers to trade. To prevent a damaging trade war, and for our mutual long-term benefit, the United States and China need to negotiate a free trade agreement.

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Why President Trump's Steel Tariffs Are Dangerous
Labor | Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Last week President Trump announced that he’ll impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum of 25 percent and 10 percent, respectively. Since the U.S. steel industry has suffered over the last few decades, this action might seem like a good idea — but is it? Here’s the reality. This action will punish American workers, invite retaliation — most likely against agricultural products from our Midwest — and harm U.S. exports.

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Ten Essential Strategies for Achieving International Success
Strategies | Thursday, January 25, 2018

When exporting, importing, investing abroad or establishing strategic alliances with foreign producers, it’s critical to understand the hidden risks. If not, an unethical supplier can result in endless lawsuits and poor market opportunities can generate tremendous losses. On the other hand, correctly grasping foreign market wants, needs and abilities can lead to great success. To make your job easier, consider the following factors.

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President Trump and the Truth about Trade, Globalization...
Economy | Saturday, February 18, 2017

Major economic trends in international trade, globalization and automation were strongly reflected in the November 8th election of President Donald Trump. They also were underlining factors in the United Kingdom’s June 23rd decision to withdraw from the European Union, known as Brexit, and in support of populist politicians in Europe. Why is this?

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