ITR Economics Webinar Series

ITR Economics Webinar Series: Managing in an Uncertain Economy

There is no crystal ball, but forecasting is the next best thing you can do to predict your company’s economic future. This monthly interview-style presentation webinar series is designed to help your company plan during these extraordinary times. Join economist and forecasting expert Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics, as he provides data and analysis on what to expect for the remainder of the year and Q1 2021. During this six-month series, Chausovsky will cover industry trends, business-to-business activity, trade, inflation, interest rates and more. Using leading indicators, CDA distributor members will learn how to identify where they are in the business cycle and which inputs should guide their strategy to make the right decisions at the right time.

You can contribute to this series! Do you have a question you would like
to ask? Email Kimberly Kissel anytime throughout this series to add to
this ongoing conversation. 



October 14, 2020 (on-demand) November 18, 2020 (on-demand) December 16, 2020 (on-demand)
January 20, 2021 (on-demand) February 17, 2021 (on-demand) March 18, 2021 (on-demand)



Alex Chausovsky, Senior Business Advisor, ITR Economics

Alex is the director of speaking services at ITR Economics and an accomplished speaker in his own right. He is a highly experienced analyst and market researcher with more than a decade of expertise in subjects which include macroeconomics, industrial manufacturing, automation and advanced technology trends.

He has consulted and advised companies throughout the U.S., Europe, Brazil, China and Japan for the last fifteen years and has been featured on NPR, the BBC and in the Wall Street Journal.

Ian Heller, President & COO of Modern Distribution Management

Ian has been the President and COO of Modern Distribution Management since 2017. For more than 50 years, MDM has been a source of thought leadership, news and data for the wholesale distribution industry.

Previously, Ian served in executive roles in e-commerce and marketing at HD Supply - Construction and Industrial, Corporate Express, Newark Electronics, GE Capital Rail and Grainger. Ian was also the founder and Senior Partner of Real Results Marketing. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.