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“Black swans” such as the COVID-19 pandemic have caught businesses and governments around the world by surprise. However, organizations can develop resilience and find new opportunities. WTWH Media will host a webinar discussing how businesses can manage such crises on April 15, 2020.
In the webinar “Managing uncertainty: How to handle ‘black swans’ in the economy,” Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics, will examine changes in macroeconomic forecasts. He will review the latest weekly retail sales data, stock market indicators, and the leading indicator dashboard.
What attendees can learn about ‘black swans’
Unlike past economic downturns, the scope of damage is broader and is just beginning to be understood, according to Beaulieu. Free cash flow has taken a dramatic hit from the novel coronavirus and government responses.
The points Beaulieu will discuss include the following:
- How to comprehend the potential depth of the “V” in black swans, and how that can help execute realistic plans
- How get a better perspective on the scope of the COVID-19 crisis in human terms, which should help deflect some of the emotion away from decision-making
- How to monitor the leading indicators in order to have greater confidence when planning for 2021
- How to gain a sense of perspective for what everyone is going through
- Remembering that this black swan situation is serious, but it can be managed
- Why the downturn may not last as long as some observers have said
About the speakers
Beaulieu has provided economic analyses to businesses and countries for the past 30 years. He has served as chief economist for numerous U.S. and international trade associations. News outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Business Week have featured Beaulieu and ITR Economics.
Beaulieu’s “insight into our business, a track record of accurate forecasting, and unparalleled knowledge of global markets has earned him the respect and appreciation of key business leaders in our industry,” stated one source.
The webinar will be introduced by Mike Emich, co-founder and vice president of sales at WTWH Media. He is the recipient of Folio Magazine‘s “40 most influential members of media” and was recognized by Ernst & Young as a finalist for the NE Ohio Entrepreneur of the Year.
Register now for the webinar, which will be available at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (U.S.) on Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
About WTWH Media
WTWH Media LLC is a leading business-to-business media company focused on providing high-value, unique content. It has been on the Inc. “5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies” list for the past nine years and has been recognized as one of the best places to work in the Cleveland area.
The company produces more than technical websites, seven print publications, and corporate and product videos. WTWH also produces thought-leadership webinars, industry-leading podcasts, and online and live events, as well as custom digital products and educational forums.
WTWH Media serves the electronics engineering, hospitality, industrial design engineering, fluid power, renewable energy, retail, life sciences, and robotics markets. Its online and print portfolio includes Robotics Business Review, The Robot Report, and Collaborative Robotics Trends, as well as events such as RoboBusiness, the Robotics Summit & Expo, and the Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum.