Guest Speaker

Dr. Christopher Kuehl
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Armada Corporate Intelligence

Trends and Forecasts for the Global Economy

We are pleased to welcome global economist, Dr. Christopher Kuehl as our guest speaker. In his keynote presentation, Dr. Kuehl will share his expertise and insight by examining the current situation facing the global economy, while also looking toward future trends.

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Dr. Chris Kuehl (pronounced Keel, like the bottom of a boat), is an analyst, economist, and author. As Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence, he provides forecasting and strategic guidance for a wide variety of private and corporate clients from around the world. In this capacity, he authors Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs – two publications from Armada providing information on national and regional political and economic trends affecting business decisions. He also operates as one of the chief editors of the Armada Flagship Brief, thereby connecting with several thousand business executives numerous times each week.

With more than two decades of experience, Kuehl serves as the Chief Economist for several national and international business organizations, including the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit, and International Business, as well the Business Information Industry Association. As part of these duties, he authors a twice monthly publication, Fabrinomics, which details the impact of economic trends on manufacturers. He similarly prepares a monthly Credit Managers Index as a national survey of credit and financial movement and acts as an economic analyst and commentator for various meetings and conferences both domestic and abroad.

In addition, Kuehl lends his expertise as an economic analyst for a host of state accounting societies in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Kansas.

Prior to starting Armada Corporate Intelligence in 1999, Kuehl was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years, teaching in the United States as well as in Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore, and Taiwan. He has a doctorate in Political Economics and advanced degrees in both Soviet and East Asian studies.


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Laura Schwartz
Professional Emcee and Keynote Speaker
Author of Eat, Drink & Succeed and Television Commentator

Named one of The 100 Most Influential People in the Global Event Industry and one of the top 7 speakers in the United States, Laura Schwartz has been a sought after Professional Emcee and Keynote Speaker since 2001. Laura began her professional career in 1993 as the youngest female presidential appointee in history serving as the White House Director of Events for the Clinton Administration. After which, in addition to speaking, published her first book “Eat, Drink and Succeed” and currently appears on television as the American contributor on Australia’s #1 Today Show, the BBC and ITN London. Laura has been featured by and a published writer in Fast Company, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire and other periodicals across the globe.


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