Fifth Annual Economic Summit - Forecast 2003

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December 10, 2002 Marriott Marquis New York, NY

Be on hand for the ISM Semiannual Economic Forecast announcement.

Gain tools to confront our economic uncertainty.

Network with executive-level supply, financial, and management professionals.

Discover what leading business economists anticipate for the future.

Use economic insight to gain a competitive edge.

What’s Ahead

The Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM) presents the Fifth Annual Economic Summit on December 10, 2002, at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Please join us for this program featuring the ISM Semiannual Economic Forecasts. This fifth annual presentation brings you face-to-face with leading economic experts sharing key trends and information. Use this forum to establish direction for your organization.

Business Forecast

Patience or panic? Are there more cuts in store or happy days ahead? Find out what the experts say about future and draw some conclusions on your own. With an eye on corporate earnings, capital spending, and interest rates, will the economy remain static or begin a steady recovery? Don’t miss this opportunity to gain a competitive advantage and network with your peers at the highest level. As part of the special luncheon program, "Expectations for Supply: A Senior Management Perspective," gain valuable new perspectives on the future of supply man-agement. This is a unique opportunity to find out how other executives plan to leverage supply management in this time of uncertainty. The program kicks off with the release of the Manufacturing and Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Forecasts.


Manufacturing Semiannual Forecast

Non-Manufacturing Semiannual Forecast

Renowned Business Economists

New Insights into the New Economy

Unique Networking Opportunities

Domestic Previews

Global Outlooks

Find Out What’s Ahead

Schedule of Events

9:15 - 9:30, Welcome and Introduction to the Institute for Supply Management™ (ISM)

9:30 - 10:30, Semiannual Economic Forecasts
Norbert J. Ore, C.P.M., Chair, Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, ISM Ralph G. Kauffman, Ph.D., C.P.M., Chair, Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, ISM

10:45 - 11:45, "A Twenty-Five Year Success Story: Will China’s Reform Program Continue to Deliver?" Robert H. McGuckin III, Ph.D., Director of Economic Research, The Conference Board

11:45 - 1:15, Lunch and Program: "Expectations for Supply: A Senior Management Perspective," Joseph L. Cavinato, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Strategic Supply Leadership

1:15 - 2:15, "The Return of the Business Cycle," Anirvan Banerji, Director of Research, Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI)

2:30 - 3:30, "Will Europe Ever Lead? The Economic Outlook for 2003", Joseph Quinlan, Senior Global Economist, Morgan Stanley