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“The U.S. and Global Economy: A Geopolitical Analysis and Forecast”

Peter Navarro, Ph.D.

9:15 a.m. - Tuesday, November 15, 2016


A highly acclaimed bestselling author and international columnist, Dr. Peter Navarro is well respected throughout the world for his provocative and insightful views on a dynamic global economy and its impact in the U.S. Recently named as an economic advisor for the Donald J. Trump presidential campaign, Dr. Navarro’s research, wit, candor, and style have been steadily tested by the international media and political pundits of all major parties. Whatever your political affiliation – Republican, Democrat, or Independent – Dr. Navarro has a timely message for all of us engaged in today’s business commerce. Including the death care industry’s manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and funeral professionals.


We are in for a special treat as Peter Navarro will bring to our grassroots CFSA audience a fascinating viewpoint seasoned by international events and a lifetime of research, timely presented to us just one week after the U.S. presidential election. In this presentation, “The U.S. and Global Economy: A Geopolitical Analysis and Forecast”, he will take us to corners of the world to see how unfolding events will affect our investment opportunities or business model.  From Africa to Asia and from Europe to Latin America, we will find out how current events affect everything from oil prices to investment opportunities. According to him, when it comes to geopolitics and your investments, the best surprise is no surprise. Finally, he will include a discussion of appropriate money management strategies over the course of the stock market cycle and a forecast of appropriate business strategies over the course of the business cycle. He views the most important part of his speech as this: “To teach the audience to become their own economic forecasters.”

Peter Navarro is a Harvard Ph.D. economist and professor of public policy at the University of California, Irvine. Over the past decade, he has been a keynote speaker on management, finance, global politics, and the economy at hundreds of events. His speaking style is unique; it involves a very active engagement of the audience using a state-of-the-art "audience response system."

Dr. Navarro is the author of a fascinating new book, Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World, the path-breaking management book, The Well-Timed Strategy, and the bestselling investment book, If It's Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks, as well as the books What the Best MBAs Know, and Always a Winner: Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy.

Navarro's articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, from Business Week, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal to Harvard Business Review, the Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Business. Professor Navarro is a widely-sought-after and gifted public speaker. He has appeared frequently on Bloomberg TV and radio, CNN, CNBC, and NPR, as well as on all three major network news shows.

In his captivating fact-filled presentation on the U.S. and Global Economy, he looks at the forces, issues, opportunities, and challenges that will shape the next 12 to 24 months. His ability to deliver impressive forecasts has won him praise from investors, fund managers, and the business media (CNBC, Barrons). He repeatedly warned of a housing bubble as early as mid-2006, called the 2008 stock market crash in November 2007, and in April 2015 issued a short call on China.

Professor Navarro's unique and internationally recognized expertise lies in his "big picture" application of a highly sophisticated but easily accessible macroeconomic analysis of the business environment and financial markets for investors and corporate executives. For CFSA members and anyone engaged in the challenges and opportunities of the death care industry, this is a presentation you won’t want to miss.


Dr. Peter Navarro's presentation is generously sponsored by Tiedemann-Bevs Industries, Keith M. Merrick Company, and W & M Manufacturing.




Just Announced - Special Guest Registration!

We are pleased to announce a “Special Guest” registration option for those outside of our industry who would like to hear our keynote speaker, Dr. Peter Navarro, and possibly stay for lunch and visit our exhibit hall on Tuesday, November 15th:

  • $25 – Keynote presentation of Dr. Peter Navarro (9:15 am), only
  • $75 – Keynote presentation of Dr. Peter Navarro (9:15 am), plus luncheon buffet and entrance to exhibit hall (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
This Special Guest registration option is designed for funeral directors, legislators, government personnel, and Indianapolis-area business men and women. Please download the Special Guest Registration form here or go here to register online.  Please call our headquarters at 847-295-6630 if you have questions.
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