Biography John Manzella
John Manzella is an author, speaker, CEO of World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, and chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He also is founder of both The Manzella Report, a premier source for global business and economic news and analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm with a focus on global business and today's leading economic issues.
John has written hundreds of articles and several books, including Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness. His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. Additionally, he is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.
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John Manzella is a world-recognized speaker on global business, competitive strategies 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. View John’s speaker demo, short clip and testimonials.
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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 trends and strategic communications, he helps clients reduce risk, improve competitiveness, expand internationally, make better-informed decisions, and educate stakeholders, decision makers and elected officials. See overview with client list.
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?
Many factors are impacting economic growth. And volatility tops the list. According to a McKinsey Global Survey of executives, “Over the next five years nearly all respondents expect a disruption in the global economy due to volatility. And they are much likelier now — 43 percent, up from 29 percent in 2013 — to expect that potential disruptions to the economy will be very severe.”
In the American manufacturing sector, perception and reality often become confused. One reason: American manufacturing employment has declined from a high of 19.5 million workers in 1979 to 12.3 million today. In turn, many assume the U.S. industry has become hollowed out. Another reason: shoppers often claim they see few “Made in America” products on retail shelves and blame imports as the culprit. The reality of the situation, however, is more complex.
In the years ahead, U.S. economic growth is projected to remain modest at best. Consequently, for many firm interested in higher returns, international expansion is essential. Plus, markets outside the United States represent 73 percent of global purchasing power, 87 percent of economic growth, and 95 percent of world consumers, reports the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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