Andy answers "where we do go from here?" by breaking down the chaos of our world and giving specific ideas how to overcome, adapt and thrive. He does this by delivering keynotes based on his up-to-date research on the economy, on the election and on ESG. He's fast, upbeat and funny...and engages any audience using polling and storytelling. Andy spent his career doing this for an investment bank, but also just did this for the US govt. as the 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer. Today, Andy works with agriculture, financial services, manufacturing, transportation and energy firms...any group trying to answer, "Where Do We Go from Here"?
Andrew Busch was the first Chief Market Intelligence Officer (CMIO) for the U.S. government at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). As CMIO, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets. Andy provided briefings to White House, US House and US Senate staffers on a wide range of issues including extreme market volatility, China’s influence on the global commodity markets and the impact of Fintech & virtual currencies on market dynamics.
Mr. Busch created and directed a new research group, Market Intelligence Branch (MIB), for the agency. As CMIO, his job was to provide objective research on the financial markets to the CFTC, SEC, US Treasury and Federal Reserve. Energy, agriculture, interest rates and technology (Bitcoin, blockchain, AI) were some of the areas of research covered by the team. Each week, he led the agency on a market and economic roundtable discussion with the staffs of the White House, the US Treasury, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Federal Reserve Board.
Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago. He is author of the book World Event Trading covering large crises like infectious disease outbreaks and their impact on the markets.
Today, he’s a consultant and keynote speaker with a wide range of clients including financial services, energy, manufacturing and construction.
Andy moves people from the chaos today to confidence in the future.
Future Economy: growth opportunities
Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A
The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. Just as the US was getting over the worst of COVID, Russia invaded and China shutdown ports due to COVID. War in the Ukraine, inflation soaring, interest rates spiking, supply chains crashing are all examples of the speed of change.
But how did we get here? More importantly, where do we go from here?
Andy provides the context needed to understand the forces at work creating momentum for change in the economy and your business. AI, climate subsidies and co-bots are just a few of the extraordinary tools/spending being leveraged right now. Are you aligning yourself for what will occur? Andy literally wrote the book on large, catastrophic events and how they impact our markets, economy and world. As a futurist and economist, Andy dives deep into exploring how innovation, policy changes and societal shifts (war) drive opportunities for clients. He provides context by doing a “where we’ve been, where we are and where we’re going” for the economy. He takes the trends super charged by COVID & war, then applies them to your industry via a case study to show where money is flowing, and opportunities are growing.
- Update on the war, supply chains and the economy (inflation/interest rates/govt. spending)
- Key trends supercharged by the virus and war including chips & synthetic biology
- Case study on your industry’s opportunities for growth
2024 US Presidential Election: growth opportunities
Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A
The race for 2024 starts in 2023. These midterm elections will likely bring big changes for US legislation, regulations and economy. Gridlock is likely, but don’t be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. Did the January 6th committee make an impact? How will a split Congress impact regulation? Inflation? Fiscal spending? Trade? Supreme Court? Federal Reserve Policy? What will be the Biden legislative strategy for the remaining 2 years of his presidency? How will all this impact the 2024 US Presidential election and who are the top candidates from both sides of the aisle? Most importantly, how will the elections impact your business? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch has been in the US government when a power shift occurred and provides his insights into answering all these questions. Most importantly, he gives you an outlook for the growth opportunities coming from these changes for your industry and members.
- Outlook from outcome of US House and Senate midterm elections
- Key policy changes on legislation, trade and regulations impacting your industry
- Growth opportunities created by the changes and key trends driving the economic future
Future work: growth opportunities
If the world feels like it’s speeding up, that’s because it is. Technological changes via cloud computing, computer speed and algorithmic modeling are advancing more rapidly than anyone could’ve guessed five years ago. The tumult they will create for the economy and jobs is part of the chaos we can expect going forward. But what are the growth opportunities for those entering the workforce today? How will the reshaping of our economy drive change and demand for new skills? Which jobs will be phased out and which ones will survive? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch speaks with CEOs and top managers for every business sector as he creates research on the future economy for his clients. From financial services to plastics, Andy gets the inside scoop on what the top business minds consider challenges and future growth opportunities.
- What is “foundational AI” and how is it already changing the job market?
- What jobs will likely survive and what jobs will likely fade away?
- How will this impact the economy, and will policy changes make a difference?
- How to prepare today for the rapid shift coming to employment?
Andrew Busch was an outstanding speaker for our Annual Conference webinar. Andy helped our attendees understand the impact of COVID on our economy and what opportunities lie ahead as the economy reopens. His presentation was engaging and energetic with lots of great real-life examples. His optimistic outlook had a positive impact on our group and provided insights to help us grow in the future. This is the second time we've had him speak for our group and we're glad we had him back.
Andy was fantastic. We had many, many members come up and say he was the best keynote speaker we’ve booked. He’s funny, upbeat and took time to spend time with our members. We were inspired by his positive look into the future for the economy and opportunities.
Beth Mills, Western Bankers
It was great to have Andy provide the keynote address at our economic outlook conference. We got so much great feedback that everyone loved his insights and his presentation! He tailored it specifically for us and showed the future AZ growth opportunities. We’d love to have him come back!
Alex Rounds (McAlister), Event Director, Phoenix Business Journal
Andy Busch mesmerised our attendees! This is the 3rd time we’ve had him come back. He gave us tools to grow our members business. The case study was incredibly helpful to understand our future opportunities.
Lauren Lakin, CEO Executive Productions, Chicago Office Leasing Broker Association
Andy was fantastic for our members as he provided key insights into the new policy direction from the Biden administration and the great opportunities coming in the future for financial services. He greatly enhanced our virtual meeting and we look forward to having him back soon.
Dale Brown, President and CEO, Financial Services Institute
As our keynote speaker, Andrew hit a home run with our conference attendees by providing hope and future growth opportunities during challenging times. He was insightful and thought provoking, plus did a great job in addressing the key geopolitical issues faced by the agriculture sector. We’d love to have him back.
Peter Rudeen, VP Business Development, Agribank