GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Who is your favorite economist? Many in the woodworking industry would reply that it would be Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics.

Beaulieu will speak on the current state of the economy and strategies for business at one of the industry’s most inspiring leadership conferences for 2017: The Executive Briefing Conference. Held in Detroit, Michigan, April 23-25, the Executive Briefing Conference is an educational experience providing company leaders with the knowledge, strategies and forward-thinking attitude necessary for succeeding in today's manufacturing world.


The conference, hosted by Stiles Machinery, Inc., combines inspiring speakers, insightful case studies of industry innovators, behind-the-curtain tours through advanced manufacturing facilities, networking with industry peers and informational briefings focused on providing best business practices and solutions to common manufacturing challenges that decision-makers are facing in today’s economy.

As president of ITR Economics, Beaulieu is one of the country’s most informed economists. He will use his expert knowledge of leading indicators, combined with his skilled observations of today’s global economy, to present a big picture approach managing economic cycles.

Beaulieu of also spoke at the 2015 EBC, and offered his view of the economy and recommendations for companies. Businesses were advised to spend money on technology, and borrow while interest rates are low.

Taking place at the renovated Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit, the Executive Briefing Conference includes best-selling authors and keynote speakers including Josh Linkner, New York Times best-selling author of “The Road to Reinvention” speaking on inspiring, disruptive innovation.

Register now to attend. Go to to sign up and receive more information. This is the 13th year the Executive Briefing Conference has been bringing company leaders together for intentional inspiration to succeed in today’s manufacturing landscape.

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