Global Outlook June 2024: The path ahead for the U.S. economy

In The Economist’s June 2024 Global Outlook video, head of global forecasting and economics, Tom Rafferty, and global principal economist, Steven Leslie, discuss the U.S. economic outlook.

World Trade Week 2024

New York Foreign Press Center Briefing on “Celebrating World Trade Month”

IMF Press Briefing: World Economic Outlook 2024

Chief Economist Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Petya Koeva Brooks, and Daniel Leigh for the latest IMF projections and analysis of the global economy/

Stand Up To Hatred

Did you know 895 Jewish temples received bomb threats in 2023? In this video, ‘Neighbors,’ recounts the actual events that transpired in an American synagogue that received a bomb threat and was evacuated. In response, the neighboring Evangelical Church offered their space for the Jewish congregation to conduct their services. Hate loses when we stand together. #StandUpToJewishHate #StandUpToAllHate

Transformation of Global Trade: Davos 2024

What are the trade and investment conclusions from the Annual Meeting? How will trade and trade policy develop over the coming year? How are emerging technologies transforming global trade?
The World Economic Forum is the international organization for public-private cooperation. The forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Impact of Red Sea Attacks on Global Shipping

Paul Brashier, vice president of drayage and intermodal at ITS Logistics, discusses the Red Sea attacks’ impact on global trade.

2024 Economic Outlook

2024 is going to “feel like a lot of tailwinds coming together”‘, says Fundstrat’s Tom Lee.

Morgan Stanley > 2024 U.S. Economic Outlook

 Ellen Zentner, chief U.S. economist at Morgan Stanley translates the sometimes complex world of economics, helping investors identify early indicators of market-moving trends.

Register Now for World of Concrete 2024, Jan. 22-25 in Las Vegas

World of Concrete (WOC), the premiere exhibition serving the thriving construction and masonry industries, prepares for its much anticipated 50th edition at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Jan. 23-25, 2024 – with educational programs beginning on Jan. 22.

In 2023, WOC drew just over 48,000 registered professionals, with bustling foot traffic throughout the show, high engagement with the comprehensive educational offerings, and overall enthusiasm from participants — underscoring the industry’s critical need for in-person connections.

World of Concrete 2024 will feature all the newest products, leading-industry suppliers, resources, and valuable education necessary for concrete and masonry professionals. This is “the” commercial construction industry’s first, largest and most important annual international event for this community across the globe! WOC 2024 will have more than 1,100 exhibitors and over 700,000 net sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor exhibit and event space, and an enhanced world-class education program.  

WOC will once again work closely with the U.S. Commercial Service in the global promotion of the 2024 show to bring international buyers and U.S. exhibitors together to expand business both domestically and overseas.

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important both domestically and globally. Producing World of Concrete provides numerous opportunities to improve the industry’s impact environmentally, socially and economically in the regions we operate. World of Concrete is evolving and will play a role in helping the market improve its own sustainability.

The 2024 World of Concrete Education Program will offer a variety of solid, in-depth learning options for every concrete/ masonry professional including technical applications, business best practices, project management, and safety-relevant topics for every skill level from beginner to experienced, every level of responsibility from office and field personnel to business owners.  

The 2024 education program will include 50 new topics, such as ADA guidelines and compliance, fundamentals of concrete paving, implementing Type IL Portland-limestone cement, employee mental health, commercial/industrial repair, formwork, planning a successful career path in the concrete industry, future of 3D printing, and durability with colloidal silica plus an entire track of new seminars devoted to Emerging Leaders with practical tips for current supervisors and up-and-coming leaders. WOC will also launch a brand-new, 60-Minute “Fast Facts” seminar series featuring trending industry topics.

World of Concrete 2024: January 23-25; Education 22-25, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendees must register online by 12/12/23 to save on exhibits.

Beyond ChatGPT: The Future of Generative AI

Venture capital firms have invested over $1.7 billion in generative AI solutions over the past three years, with AI-enabled drug discovery and AI software coding receiving the most funding. A report from Gartner explores five industry use cases for generative AI.