This month AmCham hosted a series of top-level speakers from the U.S. to give us current news straight from the American market.
November 14 - Frank Samolis, Co-Chair of the International Trade Group at Squire Patton Boggs. Mr. Samolis has recently represented Colombia and Peru in developing their Free Trade Agreements with the U.S., and has been active on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP), as well as TTIP. He discussed TTIP updates and the Mid-Term Elections from a U.S. point of view. Presentation
November 18 - Krzysztof Bledowski, Director of Economic Studies at MAPI (Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation). Mr. Bledowski monitors and writes on developments in Europe and the Eurozone as a primary area of expertise. He discussed the role of manufacturing in the U.S., investment trends in the context of China and energy prices, as well as hopes and expectations for TTIP. Presentation
November 24 - Beth Ann Bovino, U.S. Chief Economist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. Ms. Bovino develops S&P’s U.S. economic forecasts and was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as the most accurate forecaster of the U.S. economy in 2013. She appears frequently on major television programs and writes for popular and professional publications. Ms. Bovino put the spotlight on trends within the U.S economy and presented the U.S. Economic Outlook for 2015 against today’s emerging macro risks. Infrastructure investment in the U.S. and its impact on the U.S. economy was also one of the topics touched upon. She discussed long-term trends, including the impact of increased income inequality on long-term economic growth. Presentation