David Rivkin

David Rivkin

Attorney David B. Rivkin, Jr. has studied the U.S. Constitution and related historical documents with scholarly rigor, and has authored incisive commentary on the critical constitutional issues of our day. Now in private practice, Rivkin’s lengthy career has been distinguished by service in the White House during two presidential terms, in both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Energy. He is a well-known writer and media commentator on matters of constitutional and international law, as well as on foreign and defense policy. Read more

Marvelless Mark

Marvelless Mark

Who is Marvelless Mark… Really? There’s More to this Motivational Speaker / Emcee than Meets the Eye……
If you don’t know who Marvelless Mark is, well, it is time to find out. Let’s begin at the beginning: he’s not a deejay. He’s not a band. He’s not a typical… well, to be honest, there’s nothing typical about this one-of-a-kind “edu-tainer” (one who combines entertainment with education). What he is, is America’s favorite front man, motivational emcee, and “rock star”. He offers a multitude of outrageous interactive options for special events, meetings, general sessions, key notes, conventions, group gatherings, and more. Read more

Robert Bryce

Robert Bryce

Robert Bryce has been writing about the energy business for nearly two decades. His articles on energy and other subjects have appeared in numerous publications ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The Nation and The Atlantic Monthly to Oklahoma Stripper. An experienced and engaging public speaker, Bryce has spoken to numerous professional and civic groups including the Houston World Affairs Council, American Petroleum Institute, National Association of Attorneys General, and the Bruno Leoni Institute in Rome. Read more

Andrew Winston

Andrew Winston is an accomplished, engaging speaker. He’s given keynotes and moderated panel discussions in front of audiences of all types and sizes, from small meetings of the top executives at a corporation to large conference keynotes in front of thousands of people.

Andrew is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Week, The New York Times, and CNBC.  Andrew is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders.

Andrew relies on his real-world business experience and comfort on stage to bring a relaxed (and often humorous) style to his presentations on the overlap of business and environment. He has no boring 5-bullet-point slides and uses mainly visual images that grab the audience’s interest. Andrew tailors his examples and ideas to match the audience, but his “regular” talks run from 20 to 60 minutes; his programs explore how environmental pressures such as climate change, as well as powerful stakeholders, are all driving companies to go green; he offers strategies and tools the world’s best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world, while Illuminating the hurdles companies face when trying to go green and sharing stories of how leading companies make environmental stewardship a strategic competitive advantage.

TOPICS

Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
This engaging talk by a globally recognized speaker and green business expert will:

  • Explore the environmental pressures and powerful stakeholders driving companies to go green
  • Describe the strategies and tools the world’s best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world
  • Illuminate the hurdles companies face when trying to go green
  • Share stories of how leading companies use environmental thinking to build a strategic competitive advantage

Andrew makes the case that going green, especially during economic slowdowns, drives innovation and represents a new and fundamentally better way of doing business.

Green Recovery: Get Lean, Get Smart, and Emerge from the Downturn on Top
This engaging talk by a globally recognized speaker and green business expert demonstrates the importance of environmental strategy in hard times, and show you how leading companies:

  • Get Lean: Amp up your energy and resource efficiency to survive tough times
  • Get Smart: Use environmental data about products and supply chains for competitive advantage
  • Get Creative: Rejuvenate your innovation efforts by asking heretical questions such as “How might we operate with no fossil fuels?”
  • Get Going: Engage and excite employees to solve the company’s, the customer’s, and the world’s environmental challenges

Andrew posits that going green will help your company survive and thrive as the economy gets better, and emerge as a leader.

Biography

Andrew Winston, founder of Winston Eco-Strategies, is the author of Green Recovery, a strategic plan for using environmental thinking to survive hard economic times. He is also the co-author of Green to Gold, the best-selling guide to what works – and what doesn’t – when companies go green.

Andrew is a globally recognized expert on green business, appearing regularly in major media such as The Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Week, The New York Times, and CNBC. Andrew is dedicated to helping companies both large and small use environmental strategy to grow, create enduring value, and build stronger relationships with employees, customers, and other stakeholders. His clients have included Bank of America, Bayer, HP, Pepsi, Boeing, and IKEA. Andrew also sits on the Sustainability Advisory Board of Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Andrew bases his work on significant in-company business experience. His earlier career included advising companies on corporate strategy while at Boston Consulting Group and management positions in strategy and marketing at Time Warner and MTV. After these more traditional roles, Andrew pursued his passion to explore the overlap between business and environment. He served as the Director of the Corporate Environmental Strategy Project at Yale’s renowned School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

Today, Andrew is a highly respected and dynamic speaker, reaching audiences of thousands of people around the world and acting as a practical evangelist for the benefits of going green. He also writes extensively on green business strategy, including a weekly column for Harvard Business Online, regular pieces on Huffington Post, and a monthly strategy e-letter, Eco-Advantage Strategies. For his efforts, Andrew was recently named a “Planet Defender” by Rock the Earth.

Andrew received his BA in Economics from Princeton, an MBA from Columbia, and a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale. He lives in Riverside, CT with his wife Christine and two young sons.

Andrew Winston is an accomplished, engaging speaker. He’s given keynotes and moderated panel discussions in front of audiences of all types and sizes, from small meetings of the top executives at a corporation to large conference keynotes in front of thousands of people. Andrew relies on his real-world business experience and comfort on stage to bring a relaxed (and often humorous) style to his presentations on the overlap of business and environment. He has no boring 5-bullet-point slides and uses mainly visual images that grab the audience’s interest.

Andrew tailors his examples and ideas to match the audience, but his “regular” talks run from 20 to 60 minutes and explores how environmental pressures such as climate change, as well as powerful stakeholders, are all driving companies to go green. He will describe the strategies and tools the world’s best companies use to innovate and profit in this new, environmentally-sensitive world. Andrew knows how to illuminate the hurdles companies face when trying to go green and share stories of how leading companies make environmental stewardship a strategic competitive advantage.

David L. Smith

David Smith

With singular independence of mind and uncanny insight, David L. Smith explains what is going on in the global economy and financial markets—the good, the bad and the ugly – and how investors and businesses can avoid surprises and deploy resources to avoid losses and capture profits in volatile times. If you want “conventional wisdom” try the punditocracy; however if you want to know what is really going on and how to profit from it, listen to David L. Smith. As an independent economist, Smith has been praised for his objective and original insight, free of commercial bias. Rejecting the herd instincts of the conventional wisdom spouters, Smith’s uncanny forecasts and profitable strategies have enabled his audiences to reap handsome rewards and avoid substantial losses. Read more

Bernard Baumohl

Bernard Baumohl, Chief Global Economist and Managing Director of The Economic Outlook Group, is far ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. After starting his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, he later served as an economist at European American Bank, where he was responsible for monitoring the global economy and developing forecasts. Baumohl was also TIME magazine’s senior economics reporter for two decades. An award-winning journalist, he covered the news from New York, Washington, London, and Jerusalem.

A dynamic and entertaining speaker, Baumohl uses real-world examples and stories to illuminate every U.S. and foreign indicator that matters to the global economy. He discusses how recent geopolitical shocks will change the economy and your business, including the outlook for the economy, jobs, inflation, interest rates and oil prices. He also dissects complex issues such as whether consumer spending and business investments will accelerate or fade and how sectors like housing, travel, retailing, and exports will perform. Baumohl has frequently been featured on television and radio, including CNN and CNBC, and is a regular commentator on Public Television’s Nightly Business Report. He is often cited in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Business Week, Barron’s, and U.S. News & World Report, and has made hundreds of speeches around the country and lectured at New York University, Duke University, and the New York Institute of Finance.

Baumohl’s incisive analysis of the prospects for the dollar, euro, yen and other currencies, which countries will be the leaders and which the laggards in the global economy, and the greatest economic and geopolitical risks we now face are highly regarded by the media, and will inform your audience on the headline-making issues of the day.

TOPICS

What is the outlook for the US and international economy?
Using both humor and facts, Mr. Baumohl clearly lays out the most likely path for the economy. His comments touch on the outlook for consumer and business spending, jobs, inflation, and interest rates. His analysis also includes the turbulent geopolitical climate in Europe, China, the Middle East, and Latin America. By tracking economic and international political trends, Mr. Baumohl has remained ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the economy and global events.

Geopolitical Risks: Where is the world headed?
Rarely have business leaders and investors confronted so much uncertainty about the future. There is political paralysis in Washington, a sovereign debt crisis in Europe, dangerous conflicts in the Middle East, and rising tensions in Asia. You can almost hear the geopolitical pot boiling furiously. Yet the sobering fact is corporate managers and investors still need to make decisions — and be able to justify them. Mr. Baumohl tackles all the key issues: Which shocks are likely to erupt in the future? What implications will they have for the economy? How can you protect your business and personal investments with so many global storms brewing?

Seminar: What are the best economic indicators that help keep you ahead of the business cycle?
Do not be caught by surprise. Learn how easily accessible economic indicators can help you better anticipate turning points in the economy. By studying the best forward-looking economic reports, decision makers can foresee well in advance shifts in consumer and business spending, interest rates, operating costs, employment trends and foreign economic activity. You do not need a PhD in economics or statistics to benefit from this presentation. It is held in plain, non-technical, English and can be of interest to those in manufacturing, retailing, tourism, marketing, transportation, human resources and money management.

Full Biography

Bernard Baumohl is Chief Global Economist at The Economic Outlook Group. He is known for being ahead of the curve in assessing the direction of the U.S. and world economy. Mr. Baumohl began his career as an analyst with the Council on Foreign Relations, a think tank specializing on international affairs. He later served as an economist at European American Bank with responsibilities to monitor the global economy and develop forecasts. Mr. Baumohl is a dynamic and entertaining speaker.

Apart from his role as chief global economist, Mr. Baumohl also teaches at the New York Institute of Finance. He has been a frequent guest on television and radio, including CNN, CNBC, and is a regular commentator on Public Television’s Nightly Business Report. He is cited often in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Business Week, Barron’s, and U.S. News & World Report. He has also made hundreds of speeches around the country and lectured at New York University, Duke University, and the New York Institute of Finance.

Mr. Baumohl was also TIME magazine’s senior economics reporter for two decades. An award-winning journalist, he covered the news from New York, Washington, London, and Jerusalem.

Mr. Baumohl is author of The Secrets of Economic Indicators: Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities. This best-selling book is winner of the Readers Preference Editor’s Choice Award for Finance and has been translated into several languages, including Russian and Chinese.

He is also a recipient of the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Financial Journalism, and is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the American Economic Association. Mr. Baumohl holds an M.A. from Columbia University.

Michael Colopy

Michael Colopy

Michael Colopy is a Foreign Affairs Specialist who’s presentation method is brain-stretching, enlightening and memorable. He addresses corporate and association audiences on global trends and the challenges US business experts around the world, especially in dealings with China, a country he knows well. In an engaging narrative style, incorporating new developments – including the morning’s news – Colopy conveys deep and broad knowledge, navigating, analyzing and forecasting world currents since 1988. Read more

Barry Asmus

An unapologetic advocate of free enterprise and privatization, Barry Asmus is recognized as a revolutionary thinker who delivers his ideas in an energy-filled entertaining presentation. Asmus doesn’t just talk policy – he makes it happen. A senior economist for the National Center for Policy Analysis, Asmus has directly influenced how world leaders approach social security, health care, monetary and fiscal policy and other equally complex issues. With presentations customized to reflect your particular economic policy needs, Asmus helps audiences understand major policy issues – without all the jargon.

Offering an invigorating examination of a changing world, Asmus explores the limitless opportunities emerging from a borderless and knowledge-driven society, sharing the international economic and political trends shaping business and investment strategy in today’s global economy. A sought after economist who USA Today recognized as one of the nation’s top 5 most requested speakers, he is the author of many books including his most recent Bulls Don’t Blush, Bears Don’t Die.

 

PROGRAM TOPICS

America’s Economic Future
The United States is fighting to come back from the deepest recession since the Great Depression. What economic policies would be most helpful to create jobs and economic growth? Can America compete globally with our current tax system, two trillion dollars of annual government regulation and costly new health care policy? What are the inflationary implications of our current spending levels, monetary easing and national indebtedness? Dr. Asmus will give his views on America’s three unstoppable trends and outlook for the future.

Globalization: International Prosperity and Its Impact on America
As the current world economy speeds from $65 trillion of world GDP in 2011 to $130 trillion in 2030, will America hold on to its number one position? Will the world’s emerging countries rush to urbanization provide an opportunity for American expertise and trade? Dr. Asmus’ twenty-five years experience of tracking over a hundred of the world’s economies in an economic freedom index helps clients identify both growth and opportunity prospects.

Healing Health Care in America
As the national health care countries of the world move away from a single payer system, why is the U.S. moving towards it? When does NHC work for a country and when does it not? What five steps must America take to empower medical consumers and force health care providers to compete? Competition works in every other sector of the economy, why not health care? The National Center for Policy Analysis is widely recognized for its health care expertise on affordable, portable and transparent patient controlled alternatives.

Powering America’s Energy Future
North America could become the largest energy producer and exporter in the world. The four largest gas fields in the world recently discovered in the U.S. along with its vast coal reserves are literal game changers. This is the time to increase domestic energy of all forms? Energy production will be a focal point of the next election and could be an exciting bright spot in America’s immediate future.

Full Biography

Dr. Barry Asmus speaks, writes, and consults on political and business issues facing America. Recognized for his views on making the U.S. a world-class competitor, he was twice voted the Outstanding Professor of the Year, as well as honored with the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge Award for Private Enterprise Education.

Dr. Asmus is a Senior Economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis. Dr. Asmus has been named by USA Today as one of the five most requested speakers in the United States. Over the last twenty-five years, Dr. Asmus has spoken to thousands of companies and associations throughout the United States. He has testified before the House Ways and Means Committee regarding our income tax system and was a featured speaker in a privatizing Social Security conference for Western European leaders.

On recent trips to Romania, Albania, China and Peru, Dr. Asmus has encouraged government leaders to pass free-market, low tax, protected property rights and free trade policies.

Dr. Asmus is the author of nine books. His book, Crossroads: The Great American Experiment was nominated for a H.L. Mencken Award. As a Professor of Economics, he was twice voted University Professor of the Year and was honored with the Freedom Foundation Award at Valley Forge for Private Enterprise Education.

Asmus also co-anchored a syndicated radio called “Perspectives on the Economy.” Dr. Asmus is an effective advocate of free market economics. He is a recognized thinker who delivers his ideas in an enthusiastic and energy filled presentation.

Kent Moors

Kent Moors

Dr. Kent F. Moors is an internationally recognized expert and educator in global risk management, oil/natural gas policy and finance, cross-border capital flows, emerging market economic and fiscal development, political, financial and market risk assessment. Dr. Moors is the executive managing partner of Risk Management Associates International LLP (RMAI), a full-service, global-management-consulting and executive training firm. Dr. Kent Moors has been on the front lines of global energy for 30 years now! Read more

Jack Uldrich

Jack Uldrich

As a renowned global futurist and best-selling author, Jack Uldrich is an accomplished business speaker, addressing hundreds of businesses and organizations, including General Electric, General Mills, Pfizer, St. Jude Medical, and more. His books include the best-selling, The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business, and the award-winning, Into the Unknown: Leadership Lessons from Lewis & Clark’s Daring Westward Expedition. His latest book is Jump the Curve: 50 Essential Strategies to Help Your Company Stay Ahead of Emerging Technologies. Read more