General Session
Keynote Speakers
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Prospering Through the Changes in 2023
Presented by Alan Beaulieu, ITR Economics
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (During the General Session)
As we wind down 2022, we are also preparing for the challenges and ongoing uncertainties of 2023. The decelerating rate of rise that characterized many industries and businesses in 2022 will linger into the first half of 2023 for many. During this session, popular Economist Alan Beaulieu will present business strategies and tactics that address the projected changes in the economic landscape.

During this session, you will hear Beaulieu:

  • Assess business demand for 2023 and into 2024.
  • Analyze the labor market and present expectations for availability and labor costs.
  • Present a clear picture of inflation and interest rates.
  • Discuss lingering supply chain issues and ongoing pricing concerns.
  • Look at ITR’s key leading indicators and what they foretell for your markets.
  • Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that impact your profitability via resource allocation, budgets, expectations and strategic planning.
  • Determine the potential impact of a shift in government from the midterm elections as well as the potential consequences of massive government programs.
  • Assess the health of financial market trends and their impact, if any, on the forecasts.

About Alan Beaulieu
Economist Alan Beaulieu returns by popular demand to share his valuable insights. He is noted for his accuracy, so his sessions provide excellent information for helping to strategize your next business moves.

Beaulieu is co-author of Prosperity in the Age of Decline, a powerful look at how to make the most of the U.S. and global trends over the next 20 years. He co-authored Make Your Move, a practical and insightful guide on increasing profits through business cycle changes, described by one reviewer as “simple, yet awesome.”

Pronouncements from ITR Economics™ and/or Beaulieu have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Knight Ridder News Services, Business Week, Associated Press, The Washington Times, CBS Radio, CNN Radio, Sirius talk radio, KABC, NPR affiliate WLRN and numerous other outlets.

Alan Stein, Jr. holding a basketball
Raise Their Game
Presented by Alan Stein, Jr.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 (During the General Session)
How have some organizations been able to sustain unparalleled success while others are sporadic and inconsistent? Simple… it’s their leadership. A team will never outperform its leadership. A leader’s primary job is to create an environment where people feel safe, included, appreciated, valued, respected, inspired, empowered and challenged. Employees need to know they have the resources and support to star in their specific role and make a meaningful contribution to the team.

The key to raising your leadership performance and amplifying your impact and influence is a direct result of how well you master these five fundamentals:

  • Belief
  • Unselfishness
  • Role Clarity
  • Communication
  • Cohesion

Successful leaders create the type of high-performing culture that drives long-term results. They have a firm grasp of their identity, they uphold high standards of excellence and they foster an atmosphere of collective accountability.

About Alan Stein, Jr.
Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration and develop winning mindset rituals and routines.

He has a passion for helping organizations create high-performance cultures, and his clients include American Express, Pepsi, Under Armour, Starbucks, Charles Schwab, Orangetheory Fitness and numerous college athletic programs such as Penn State Football and UConn Men’s Basketball.

An acclaimed basketball performance coach, Stein spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Kobe Bryant). He transfers that knowledge to reveal how leaders and teams can use the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.

The strategies from Stein’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. His inspirational words are featured on a 12-foot mural outside the Penn State Football Training Center, so that players run past it on the way to practice every day.