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 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 has written hundreds of articles and several books, including Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness. His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. Additionally, John is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.

John also is CEO of the World Trade Center BN and chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. In addition, he is founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic news and analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications Inc., a strategic communications, publishing and consulting firm.

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  • Speaking Topics:

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

  • Travels From:

    New York

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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John Manzella is a world-recognized 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 has written hundreds of articles and several books, including Global America: Understanding Global and Economic Trends and How To Ensure Competitiveness. His op-eds have been nationally syndicated and his views have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, and Denver Post. Additionally, John is a contributing writer for American City Business Journals, owner of 43 metropolitan weekly publications.

John also is CEO of the World Trade Center BN and chair of the Upstate New York District Export Council, a position appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. In addition, he is founder of both the ManzellaReport.com, a premier source for global business and economic news and analysis, and Manzella Trade Communications Inc., a strategic communications, publishing and consulting firm.

To book global business and econimics speaker John Manzella call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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.

Economic Trends, Critical Business Issues and Survival Strategies

American companies face daunting challenges ahead. New trends and critical issues are impacting the U.S. economy, labor force, unemployment, manufacturing, site selection, and demographics. Combined with new destructive technologies, the American energy revolution and China rising, these issues are shaping our future. What does this mean to the United States and your business? This invaluable program answers these questions, reveals global dangers, forecasts what’s ahead, and provides essential survival strategies necessary to compete in the future.

China Rising: How To Prepare for What's Ahead 

U.S. - Chinese trade and investment continues to climb. Yet, various aspects of the relationship grow more contentious. Many issues, including trade distortions and Chinese actions in the South China Sea, add complexity. How will the changing relationship impact business? This stimulating and insightful program separates myth from reality, offers strategies for American corporations doing business in China, and analyzes issues causing friction, the emerging bilateral political and economic landscape, and what's ahead for President Xi Jinping. 

Expand Internationally, Grow, Adapt or Die

Markets outside the United States represent 80 percent of global purchasing power and 92 percent of economic growth. In turn, companies must expand internationally. Plus, new destructive technologies and hyper competition are forcing producers to delve deeper into their core competencies and become more innovative. But many obstacles exist. This thought-provoking program peers into the chain reactions of what's unfolding and reveals domestic and global risks so audiences can make better-informed decisions and develop more successful strategies.

Job Challenges Facing Today's Graduates

Hyper-global competition is forcing companies to delve deeper into their core competencies to create more innovative products and services. In turn, smarter workers with deeper skill sets must deliver more complex solutions, while jobs requiring left-brained routine functions are automated or move offshore. This thought-provoking program reveals today's new economic realities and helps students grasp how to survive in a world where knowledge is the only sustainable competitive advantage.

Senior Vice President, American Hotel Register

"John's thought-provoking presentation and distillation of trends to their essence was a perfect companion to our Global Hospitality EXPO. His insights into both current and future global trends equipped our attendees to provide solutions that will have greater impact on the decision-making process."

Senior Marketing Strategist, SRP

“SRP has been the presenting sponsor of the Phoenix Business Journal Economic Forecast breakfast for over 10 years. We have had various keynote speakers, but none were as impactful, engaging and relevant as John Manzella. Our commercial customers look forward to this event every year and have high expectations for the speakers we provide. John exceeded those expectations in every way and was a major contributor in making this the most successful breakfast yet.”

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."

Director, 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."

Director of Conference Programs, Industrial Asset Management Council

"Your keynote presentation confronted the brutal facts and provided insight on the trade deficit, business trends and global manufacturing. Registrants described your presentation as a home run!"

Assistant Director and Research Fellow, East Asia Institute

"The audience was immediately struck by John Manzella's breadth and depth of knowledge, especially on the state of the world economy, developments in the United States, and trends in the Asia-Pacific region. We would love to have him back again."

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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