NACD Board Leadership Conference NACD Chapter System

Outlook 2015: A Board's Eye View Of The Year To Come

November 19, 2014
Stamford, CT



NACD-CT will host a breakfast panel event in Stamford that will look deep inside the corporate governance crystal ball to see what the future holds for directors in 2015 and beyond. Will geopolitical risk and economic malaise overseas dampen growth in our businesses and create difficulty in financing growth? We will be exploring the outlook on the global and US economy as well as the key factors that will have impact. Geopolitical risks will be explored both as a standalone factor and in terms of how they will influence the economy. The implications for Directors relate to: Budgets, Planning, Overseas Investments, Financing, M&A, Optimal Debt Levels, and a host of Risk Management issues.




James Sweeney

Managing Director, Global Strategy and Chief Economist Credit Suisse

James Sweeney is a member of the Global Strategy team, which is part of Fixed Income Research. His work includes tracking global growth and linkages among asset classes in order to contribute to the firm's market and economic views. He has focused on major themes such as the role of the shadow banking sector. Mr. Sweeney travels regularly throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and his work appears regularly in the global media. He joined Credit Suisse in 2000, having previously worked as a political speechwriter. He holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BS magna cum laude from Florida State University. He is a John C. Whitehead Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and a member of the Economic Club of New York.


George Magliano

IHS Senior Principal Economist
George Magliano is a Senior Principal Economist, for IHS Americas. He supports the Automotive Practice and works with a global team of IHS economists. IHS is a leading economic forecasting firm offering a broad array of information services with 8,000 people in more than 31 countries around the world. Prior to joining IHS Mr. Magliano was with WEFA and ECAP. Prior to joining ECAP and WEFA, Magliano was the senior corporate economist for J.P. Stevens, one of the world's largest manufacturers of textiles, and was responsible for economic and industry forecasting plus business planning.  He is a graduate of St. Francis College and has a Master's degree from Fordham University. He is also a member of the National Association of Business Economists, New York Association of Business Economists, and the Society of Automotive Analysts.


Location and Time


Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West
Stamford, CT

8:00am to 10:00am

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