Setting the Course for 2021

This half-day event is developed by manufacturing industry leaders to provide financial department decision makers with the information you can leverage to better prepare for 2021.

Join us on Thursday, December 10 at 10am-12:30pm CT for this virtual event.

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Manufacturers of all sizes and across all industries are enduring unexpected challenges resulting from the pandemic. While some have had to rapidly ramp-up production, others have witnessed a sharp decline in demand.

Product demand has been upended, supplier and customer relationships are being tested, and financial stability has never been more critical to survival. It’s more important than ever for CFOs to prepare their organizations for the uncertain road ahead in 2021.

Join us on Thursday, December 10 at 10am-12:30pm CT. This half-day virtual event is developed by manufacturing industry leaders to provide financial executives, like you, with the information, tools and technologies you can leverage to better prepare your company for 2021.


Dr. Chris Kuehl

Dr. Chris Kuehl is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence. He provides forecasts and strategic guidance for a wide variety of corporate clients around the world. He is the chief economist for several national and international organizations: Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, National Association of Credit Management, Finance, Credit and International Business and the Business Information Industry Association. He is also the economic analyst for several state accounting societies: Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee and Kansas.

Prior to starting Armada in 1999, Chris was a professor of economics and finance for 15 years, teaching in the US, Hungary, Russia, Estonia, Singapore and Taiwan. He holds advanced degrees in economics, Soviet studies and East Asian studies.

Chris is the author of Business Intelligence Briefs and Executive Intelligence Briefs, both publications from Armada. He is also responsible for the Credit Manager's Index from NACM and Fabrinomics from the FMA.

Jesse Alleyne

Microsoft - Manufacturing Industry Leader

As a Microsoft industry executive, Jesse focuses on helping companies that build “things” (discrete manufacturers) or “stuff” (continuous/process manufacturers) digitally transform. Jesse works with clients to build their transformation strategy, based on their business, culture, current strategy and goals. Then Jesse analyzes four key pillars (manufacturing, engineering, supply chain, customer experience) to systematically work with clients.

Jesse's career first began within engineering at multiple large manufacturing companies. The next step was within the technology industry, across sales, business development and strategy embedded in the manufacturing industry, focused on driving value creation.


10am - Navigating the New Normal

Discover how manufacturers are preparing for a shrinking global economy and the challenges financial leaders will have to tackle to survive.

10:35am - Tech Trends Affecting CFOs

Determine which tools and technologies available today can help you manage complexity and drive productivity on the road to recovery.

11:10am - Supply Chain Oversight

Understand how you can help build a more resilient Supply Chain through improved visibility and oversight, and better respond to changing customer demand and supply challenges.

11:45am - Financial Risk and Fraud

Learn how you can protect your financial stability by preventing financial fraud, safeguarding your revenue and understanding your exposures for risk.

Don't miss this event filled with information you need to lead your company into 2021.

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