“I have to say, it’s a weird time to be giving a global macroeconomics overview, just because things are changing so much,” Kroll Institute Global Chief Economist Megan Greene said during her keynote address at Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America in 2022.
That constant churn of change remains one year later as Greene returns to Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. to convene with the seafood community for her sophomore keynote address at the top industry event.
To kick things off in 2023, Greene will once again utilize her keen forecasting skills to examine the high-frequency data, structural trends, global flows, political factors, and policy developments driving the road to recovery and where it’s likely heading. Key topics up for exploration this year include international supply-chain challenges, inflation, and climate change, according to Greene.
Greene, who serves as a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, is renowned for her early economic predictions, which she formulates by investigating the nuanced intersection of macroeconomic, financial markets, and politics. Her perspective surrounding world economies has been cited and interviewed by CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR, BBC, and The Financial Times, for which she writes a regular column focused on global macroeconomics.
A former global chief economist for John Hancock/ Manulife Asset Management, Greene will utilize her extensive policy and academia background, as well as her C-suite leadership experience, to craft a financial outlook for the seafood industry that plots some of the potential market opportunities and risks that lie ahead in a post-pandemic world.
The keynote from Greene, taking place 11 a.m. on Sunday, 12 March, headlines a comprehensive conference program featuring more than 30 sessions covering timely industry trends on aquaculture; corporate social responsibility; consumption; food safety and compliance (policy); seafood business and leadership; and seafood sustainability, traceability, and transparency.
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