ITR Webinar Series

Monthly ITR Interview Webinar Series - MEMBERS ONLY!

Click on each of the dates to register. Access to this complimentary series is limited to members only, so you must be logged into your AHTD account to register. Space is limited. Registration will close the week prior to each date.

October 14, 2020: View Recording January 20, 2021: View Recording
November 18, 2020: View Recording February 17, 2021
December 16, 2020: View Recording March 18, 2021

Time: All sessions will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. ET and will end by 3:35 p.m. Your Zoom credentials will come from Joanna Truitt from AEA. 

Managing in an Uncertain Economy

There is no crystal ball, but forecasting is the next best thing you can do to predict your business’s economic future. AHTD is offering a monthly interview-style presentation series designed to help member companies plan successfully during these unpredictable times. Join economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor at ITR Economics, as he provides data and analysis on what to expect for the remainder of the year and into Q1 2021. During this six-month series, Alex will cover the impact of industry trends, business to business activity, trade, inflation, interest rates, and more. Using leading indicators to identify where they are in the business cycle, AHTD members will learn how and which inputs should guide their strategy to make the right decisions at the right time.

Program Format:
This series will be presented in an interview format and offered through Zoom. ITR will use the first 7-10 minutes of each session to provide an economic update and share emerging industry trends. The last 15-20 minutes of each event will be reserved for answering questions from participating attendees. AHTD members will be able to submit questions 5 business days prior to the Zoom event date.



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Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics
Alex is an accomplished speaker and the Director of Speaking Services at ITR Economics. A highly experienced market researcher and analyst with more than a decade of expertise in subjects that include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, automation, and advanced technology trends, he consulted and advised companies throughout the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China, and Japan for the last fifteen years and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and in the Wall Street Journal.

Ian Heller, President & COO of Modern Distribution Management
Ian is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer for Distribution Strategy Group, a research, consulting, analytics, and thought leadership firm that provides marketing and strategic planning expertise to the distribution industry. Ian started his career as a truck unloader at a branch of Grainger and left fifteen years later as their VP Marketing. Since then, Ian has served in similar marketing and management roles at GE Capital, HD Supply, Corporate Express, and Newark Electronics. Ian holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and is a popular writer, speaker, and consultant in the distribution industry.

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