Annual Economic Luncheon 2013
2012 has been an eventful period for the world economy and as we enter the New Year, we’ll be focusing on what 2013 will have in store. Join our experts for an interactive discussion on how local and global economic patterns will affect your business over the coming months. We'll be looking at economic projections - but focusing on the real world implications.
This year's event sees the introduction of an updated format , with each of our influential speakers delivering shorter introductory presentations followed by a moderated panel discussion and plenty of time for questions from the floor.
Gary Schlossberg, Vice President & Senior Economist, Wells Capital Management
Mr. Schlossberg analyzes the economic and investment environment for Wells Capital Management—a fee-based, institutional money manager with over $350 billion in assets under management---and for other investment and groups within Wells Fargo & Co. In that capacity, he participates in daily conference calls to the organization’s investment managers and sales people throughout the country, and is a member of Wells Capital’s Investment Policy and Liquidity Management strategy committees. Additionally, he regularly makes presentations to Wells Capital’s customers and prospects, is quoted in the financial press and appears on business radio and TV programs here, in Japan and in the U.K. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 1974, Mr. Schlossberg worked as a researcher at the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve Board covering international economic conditions. He did his graduate work at Pennsylvania State University and is a native of New York.
Brian Lawson, Chief Global Economist, Exclusive Analysis
Brian Lawson is Chief Global Economist at Exclusive Analysis. He specializes in the Eurozone crisis, fixed income and global commodities. Prior to joining Exclusive Analysis, Brian was Head of International Debt Syndicate at Nomura, having served as COO of the Global Markets Division. Prior to Nomura, he was Head of Global Fixed Income at ABN AMRO for two years. Brian received an MA in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Brian resides in Valencia and speaks Spanish.
Sean Randolph, President, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Sean Randolph is President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, a public-private partnership of business, labor, government and higher education that works to foster a competitive economy in California and the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland and Silicon Valley.
Dr. Randolph previously served as President & CEO of the Bay Area Economic Forum, which merged with the Bay Area Council in January 2008, and as director of international trade for the State of California, where he developed trade strategy and directed international business programs to stimulate exports and introduce California companies to overseas markets. Before service with the state, he was Managing Director of the RSR Pacific Group, an international business consulting firm specializing in Asia and Latin America, and before that served as International Director General of the Pacific Basin Economic Council, a 15-nation international organization of leading U.S., Asian and Latin American corporations.
His professional career includes extensive experience in the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Congress staff, and the White House staff. From 1981–85 he served in the U.S. State Department, as officer for Asia on the Policy Planning Staff, as Special Adviser for Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and as Deputy/Ambassador-at Large for Pacific Basin affairs. From 1985–88 he served as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs, managing nuclear non-proliferation, energy research, and global oil and gas issues.
Dr. Randolph holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts and Harvard Universities), a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and studied at the London School of Economics.
MODERATOR: Martin Giles, US Technology Correspondent, The Economist
Martin Giles joined The Economist as a Finance Correspondent in 1988. He then moved to Paris as the newspaper's European Business Correspondent, before returning to London as Finance Editor. Mr Giles subsequently spent several years on the business side of The Economist Group, latterly as Managing Director of the group's US operations. During this time he was awarded an executive MBA from The University of Chicago's Booth Graduate School of Business. In 2008 he returned to the editorial staff of The Economist, becoming the newspaper's management correspondent in New York. Since 2009 he has been the US Technology Correspondent in San Francisco. He has written special reports on numerous subjects during his career at The Economist, including European business, international banking, insurance and the rise of social networks. Mr Giles is a member of the Advisory Council of The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and a trustee of the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation.