2024 Summer Economic Update Webinar

Join the Summer Economic Webinar to hear how the current circumstances could affect orders for manufacturing technology in the remainder of the year. Mark Killion, Director of U.S. Industries at Oxford Economics, will present the latest update to the forecast for machinery orders, and what conditions have changed since the Spring Economic Webinar. Next, Josua Burkar, Managing Director of hpo Forecasting AG, will provide their take on the trajectory of the U.S. machine tool market. Q&A will be moderated by Chris Chidzik, Principal Economist at AMT. If you have any questions ahead of the webinar, please email Chris Chidzik at cchidzik@amtonline.org. Tuesday, August 6, 2:00-2:45 PM EDT

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Meet our Speakers!

Mark Killion, CFA

Mark Killion is a research director with expertise in finance and economics. Focused on global industries and capital markets, Killion translates complex information and views into actionable business strategies for growth, capital allocation and risk management. Culturally adept in Asian, European and South American business customs, Killion brings value to businesses, governments, investors and other clients by developing state-of-the-art products and projects that use innovative methods to reliably analyze and forecast volatile industries and markets. Killion’s collaborative approaches help interdisciplinary team members become stronger and the products he manages more profitable. His extensive experience in modeling, forecasting and market analysis has honed skills in presenting detailed data and insightful conclusions clearly tocolleagues and clients. As a thought leader and communicator, Killion regularly publishes commentaries on issues and trends in economics and finance andis highly regarded as a public speaker. As Director of US Industries at Oxford Economics, Killion shapes the forecasts ofprospects for all US sectors, and the investment driven industries across the globe. Recent work includes analysis of industry profit margins and their impact on CapEx; conducting training sessions with clients on best use of benchmarksand indicators to forecast their company sales and costs; and delivering custom market analysis and forecasts of business opportunities and risks faced by clients.

Christopher Chidzik

Chris is currently the Principal Economist at AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology where he examines trends in the overall economy that affect the demand for manufacturing technology. For over five years, Chris has managed surveys which compile the data necessary to get a full picture of the U.S. manufacturing landscape. Prior to AMT, Chris held varied roles in data analytics, research, sales, and marketing in an array of industries and settings. Chris holds a master’s degree in economics from The American University.