John Manzella

  • World-recognized speaker on global business, competitive strategies and the latest economic trends
  • Global Business and Economics
  • Author of "Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How to Ensure Competitiveness"

John Manzella is a world-recognized author and speaker on global business, competitive strategies, and the latest economic trends. His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world's largest corporations and associations preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.
John’s speaking topics can be customized and include international business and investment, U.S. and global economics, business trends and emerging risks, skills and workforce, and U.S. economic and trade policy.

He has written hundreds of articles and several books, including Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact. His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Xinhua (China), La Jornada (Mexico) and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore). Additionally, he is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.

John also is chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic news and analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm. In addition, he is former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.
 
To book global business and econimics speaker John Manzella call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

See Below for Full Bio

  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Strategy, Business Trends, Change, Economics, Globalization, International Speakers

  • Travels From:

    New York

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

    Notes on Fees

  • Videos
  • Full Bio
  • Speech Topics
  • Books
  • Testimonials
  • News

John Manzella

2018 Demo

The Challenges Ahead

All Business is Global

John Manzella is a world-recognized author and speaker on global business, competitive strategies, and the latest economic trends. His valuable insight, analysis and strategic direction have been vital to many of the world's largest corporations and associations preparing for the business, economic and political challenges ahead.
John’s speaking topics can be customized and include international business and investment, U.S. and global economics, business trends and emerging risks, skills and workforce, and U.S. economic and trade policy.

He has written hundreds of articles and several books, including Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness, Grasping Globalization: It’s Impact and Your Corporate Response, and Mexico & NAFTA: The Real Impact. His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, NPR, Xinhua (China), La Jornada (Mexico) and Lianhe Zaobao (Singapore). Additionally, he is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.

John also is chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic news and analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications Inc., a public affairs, publishing and consulting firm. In addition, he is former President and CEO of World Trade Center BN.
 
To book global business and econimics speaker John Manzella call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Economic Forecast, Emerging Risks and Survival Strategies

New drivers of growth, the Trump effect, advancements in manufacturing, the skills deficit, consumer confidence, demographic shifts, the energy revolution, free trade, globalization, shifting investment trends, automation, backshoring, a more aggressive China, and European disunion are impacting growth and corporate performance. This thought-provokingi program provides analysis to better understand what has occurred, and peers nto the chain reactions of what’s unfolding so managers can make better-informed decisions, improve competitiveness, and develop more successful business strategies.

Economic Trends, Critical Issues and What’s Ahead

Economic trends, critical issues, and policy positions advanced by President Trump are impacting the U.S. and world economy, international business, the labor force, manufacturing, and corporate competitiveness. Combined with Brexit, new destructive technologies, the American energy revolution, China rising, and greater levels of volatility, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to the United States and your business? This invaluable program answers many questions, reveals global dangers, forecasts what’s ahead, and provides analysis to help business professionals reduce risks.


The Trump Revolution: Realities and Ripple Effect

New risks and opportunities are forcing companies to reassess trading relationships, investments, site selection decisions, and backshoring options. Plus, heightened levels of uncertainty and possible impeachment are adding greater volatility. This engaging program analyzes the positions of President Trump with a focus on economic growth, international trade, corporate taxes, protectionism, NAFTA, China, and immigration, and provides insight on connections between political dysfunction, globalization, Brexit, and automation. Additionally, this program offers strategies to better navigate the waters ahead.

Global Trends, China and Preparing for What’s Ahead

Hyper international competition and new destructive technologies are forcing companies to delve deeper into their core competencies and become more innovative, retain new talent, and expand internationally. Yet, volatility, shifting demographics, emerging risks, and a more aggressive China add complexity. This stimulating and insightful program separates myth from reality, analyzes the Chinese political, economic and business landscape, provides a world economic outlook, reveals global trends, and offers strategies to help companies succeed in today’s fast-changing international environment.


 

 

 

Executive MBA Program Asia, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

“John is an excellent speaker who understands global trends and U.S.-China trade very well. His insight on how U.S. Members of Congress operate is extremely informative and thought provoking to stakeholders of international business.”

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

“Our attendees found your presentation outstanding and packed with insight. It was obvious that you are in the know on the pressing issues making headlines across the world. I can categorically say that you gave the most outstanding presentation I have heard in my history of involvement with the conference.”

, Event Manager, the Phoenix Business Journal

“As this year’s returning speaker of the Economic Forecast held by the Phoenix Business Journal and SRP, John Manzella has made a name for himself here in Phoenix. He delivered great content and certainly understands global business, economics and China trade. The comments I received after the event were tremendous. He connected with our audience and clearly captured their attention. A special thanks to John for making this event extremely successful two years in a row.”

Senior Vice President, Director of International Banking, Fifth Third Bank

“John Manzella has been providing great information and insights on global trends to our employees and customers. One hundred percent of attendees rated his sessions "Excellent" (79%) or "Very good" (21%). Fifth Third Bank is thrilled to work with John for our international thought leadership efforts.”

High Tech Marketing Manager Northeast District, UPS

“John is an extremely insightful and dynamic speaker. He eloquently provided his thought leadership around current economic and global trends in a way that truly resonated with the audience. It was a privilege and an honor to have John as our guest speaker.”

The Secret to America’s “Secret Sauce”
Wednesday, July 8, 2015

America’s “secret sauce” has provided tremendous advantages that no other country can. The “secret sauce” includes the U.S. system of free market capitalism, capital markets, rule of law, separation of church and state, entrepreneurialism, balance of power, the welcoming of immigrants, and a brilliant Constitution. Combined, these factors have promoted stability and created an environment empowering people to unleash their creativity to achieve their dreams.

Read More »

All Business Is Global: What Companies, Employees and Congress Need To Do
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tip O’Neill, former politician and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 through 1987, coined the phrase “all politics is local.” This belief, which encapsulates the principle that a politician's success is directly tied to his or her ability to satisfy the needs of local constituents, is still repeated in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. But politics may be the only thing that’s still local.

For every American company and employee, even those that focus solely on the domestic market, all business is global.

Why? Regardless of its size or function, a company and its employees can no longer escape the effects of international trends and events. But world factors impact more than just business. They are affecting virtually every aspect of our lives.

Read More »

All business is global: What companies, employees and Congress need to do
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tip O'Neill, former politician and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 through 1987, coined the phrase "all politics is local." This belief, which encapsulates the principle that a politician's success is directly tied to his or her ability to satisfy the needs of local constituents, is still repeated in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

But politics may be the only thing that's still local.

For every American company and employee, even those that focus solely on the domestic market, all business is global.

Read More »

The Impact of a Rising Dollar Isn't so Clear
Monday, November 10, 2014

Since August 2011, the value of the U.S. dollar has continued to rise. In the past, a strengthening dollar meant imported sweaters from Bangladesh would be cheaper. In turn, it was anticipated that American retailers would buy more of them, boosting the trade deficit. On the export side, a rising dollar was a curse for an American producer, who’s overseas prices would go up pushing sales down. But today, the impact isn’t so clear.

Read More »

Worsening Skills Deficit Requires Companies To Act
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Like most growing economies, the United States relies on a steady flow of well educated workers. In fact, without this, the U.S. never would have become an innovative powerhouse. Today, the newest technologies on the scene, including cloud storage and faster computing, apps, hydraulic fracturing, 3D printing, energy storage, and nano technology, require more knowledgeable and highly skilled employees to develop, refine and operate them. But where are these workers?

Read More »

The Impact of New American Energy on the U.S. and World
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SPECIAL REPORT—As the United States becomes an ever-greater energy producer, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela, and other relatively large energy producing countries will be negatively impacted. And with decreasing U.S. dependency on Middle Eastern oil, China, now the world’s largest consumer of energy, will become more influential there. But the biggest impact will be on the United States, which stands to significantly benefit in terms of economic growth, manufacturing output and corporate competitiveness.

Read More »

America and Today's Graduates Face Daunting Challenges
Friday, May 9, 2014

With the season of graduation parties in full swing, I am reminded of my own high school graduation decades ago. This year, my third child recently walked across the stage in cap and gown to receive her diploma. The world she enters is a very different place than what I have experienced.

Today, emerging trends and hyper-global competition are forcing American companies to redesign business models and delve deeper into their core competencies to create even more innovative products and services. In turn, more knowledgeable workers with deeper skill sets increasingly are in demand. But that’s not all.

Read More »

X

FIND A SPEAKER

TESTIMONIALS

Testimonials
  • "Let me tell you that the ESB team and Christine's responsiveness, follow up, proactivity, industry knowledge, and overall customer service was phenom...
    Clear Link
  • "WOW, is all I have to say and thank you!  Our event was a huge success and you never steer me wrong, both David Cottrell and Ryan Estis were exc...
    ICMI
  • "I will be sure that all involved know what a wonderful resource you have been. The universe smiled on me when I discovered Executive Speakers and you...
    Ocala Eye
  • "I LOVE this list that you sent me! I emailed several different places on Tuesday an...
    CoreLogic
  • "This year’s speaker line-up at our Summer Meeting was the best yet. We knocked it out of the park. Thanks for all your help securing such excel...
    North Carolina Hospital Association
  • "I wanted to share with you feedback of my experience in working with Executive Speakers Bureau.. Very responsive and detail oriented.  When I wa...
    Amdocs
  • "We not only went 3 for 3 but I'd say they were all home runs! Thanks for your help on the speakers. It was a key and very positive component of our c...
    Chem-Dry
  • You ladies really are the BEST!  After this event I am going to be on the hunt for keynote speakers in May.  I really want to work with you ...
    ICMI
  • Everything went really well and we really enjoyed having Jack Uldrich as our speaker!  He was entertaining and funny and provided great examples....
    Novo Nordisk
  • "Your tenacity and persistence in staying in touch with us is a model example of good salesmanship and partnering.  I will be using you as an exa...
    Schneider Electric
  • "I appreciate your recommendations.  In addition, you are always a pleasure to work with and understand the pains of an over worked meeting plann...
    Milliman
  • "Thanks to you and Jo for all your efforts.  Connie Podesta and Roger Dow were great!"   
    National Apartment Association
  • "Let me just say again, what a pleasure it is to work with you and ESB. You really make it harder for others to reach the bar."
    ASTD
  • "My entire team has enjoyed the experience of working with you and ESB more than words can express. Everything was handled in a professional and timel...
    Cregger Company
  • "We loved our speakers. Thanks to you and your team for your outstanding service and thank you for your patience!"

    National Association of the Blind
  • "OMG Richard! As always you make me look like a rock star. Every single speaker we selected hit it out of the park. Thank you again. Can't even say wh...
    Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Assn.
  • As always, you deliver excellent service. Thanks!
    Camden National Bank
  • We truly appreciate the excellent support and attention to detail we have received from Executive Speakers Bureau.  They have provided us with so...
    IBM
  • Thank you to both of you for everything surrounding Mr. Will as our special guest. I suspect, soon, I will be in touch regarding our next event. 
    Oxford Financial
  • Thanks to Richard and Jo for all the coordination. Another homerun from Executive Speakers Bureau!  
    Wisconsin Hospital Association
  • "Everyone loved Bob and he was so nice on site. Thank you for all you did. The process was so easy and we will definitely work with you again next yea...
    NBC
  • "I shared with Kaplan [Mobray] that I had never had this type of experience with ANY vendor I have worked with in the past. Your responsiveness to urg...
    Gates Corp.
  • "The group that I work with to obtain all of my keynote speakers is Executive Speakers Bureau and I can tell you that I don’t like working with ...
    Indiana Youth Institute
  • Thanks to you, Jo and the rest of your team.  You are the BEST.  Knowing you are behind a speaker allows us the luxury of concentrating on o...
    Ohio Hospital Association
  • I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers Bureau ha...
    Intel
  • "Richard, Your ability to put me in front of just the right group again and again, is nothing short of amazing. You work your tail off, you sweat the ...
    Alan Hobson
  • The Nebraska Hospital Association along with numerous other state hospital associations have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Executive Speak...
    The Nebraska Hospital Association
  • We could not have done it without you.  Thank you for the outstanding suggestions.  The speakers were by far the best we have ever had.
    FedEx
  • "You made my job so much easier! You are the only bureau I will use."     
    Sigma Systems
  • "Thank you so much for all your help in putting this together on such short notice. I will definitely use your services again in the future."
    Applied Materials
  • The event was EASY Cake! and it went over very very well.  Thank you so much for the help and organization, it made my life very easy. 
    Boys & Girls Club
  • "I want to thank you for helping with our Principals Day event. Marshall Goldsmith was excellent. Not only is Marshall the consummate professional, be...
    Burns & McDonnell
  • "My mind was very much at ease knowing that Jack Uldrich was so well prepped.  I will definitely use your agency again."  
    EAIE
  • “Thank you guys it was a pleasure working with you.... You made the whole process easy. Thanks again”
    CableNation
  • Bridgeworks was awesome!!! Great feedback from all!! Thanks for all of your collaboration and positive we'll use you in the future.  
    Johnson & Johnson
  • Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year and I have ...
    First Midwest Bank
  • "It was a great pleasure to work with you in making this event a success. Your professionalism, attention to detail and response to all my questions a...
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • "As I mentioned before, your engagement model was incredibly easy to work with, and I know we came to you on short notice!  I would highly recomm...
    Capitol One
  • I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not have found ...
    West Virginia Tourism
Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call us to discuss how we can help find the right speaker for your organization.

Get Ideas in 2 Hours or Less

Please fill in information below

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in two hours or less.


Privacy by SafeSubscribeSM