At Fall 2020 Members Meeting, Gardner Intelligence’s Michael Guckes to Present Composites Industry Economic Forecast

Sepotember 21 2020

IACMI’s Fall 2020 Members Meeting, which kicks off October 7, will feature Michael Guckes, Chief Economist and Director of Analytics at Gardner Intelligence. He’ll provide insight of the current climate in the composites industry, as well as a look at what to expect in the months ahead.

Guckes has 20 years of experience in forecasting and modeling using advanced statistical techniques and is a favorite of IACMI members.

During his presentation, Guckes will:

• Present what the Composites Business Index has to tell about the health of the industry and what actionable insights are available from the data
• Provide a deep dive macroeconomic perspective with an emphasis on COVID-19’s effects on the composites industry
• Highlight the aerospace market’s unique challenges and opportunities to regain previous build rates and what that timeline looks like now

IACMI’s Oct. 7-8 agenda showcases more high-level speakers, including Bloomberg’s Julia Attwood (Growth Markets for Composites Post-COVID) and Lanxess Technical Director and Chair of the American Chemistry Council Automotive Team Jose Chirino (Transitioning to a Circular Economy for Automotive Plastics and Polymer Composites), as well as industry panel discussions, working group sessions and networking opportunities.

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