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August 19, 2022



ECIA 2022 Executive Conference Economic Forecast Sessions Finalized 
New Horizon Research’s Cliff Waldman and ECIA’s Dale Ford Return to Update Attendees  

Atlanta—Highly acclaimed economist Cliff Waldman will once again present his update on the global macroeconomy at the ECIA 2022 Executive Conference. A range of shocks has created a moment of significant peril and uncertainty in the global economic outlook. A disruptive trade war, the historic pandemic, a dangerous and destabilizing war in the Ukraine, and the most rapid U.S. and global inflation in decades have significantly raised the potential for a near-term U.S. and global recession. Collectively, these challenges could leave marks on world economic functioning for years to come. Cliff Waldman will sort out this difficult picture to offer clarity and understanding of present challenges and the path ahead. Cliff Waldman will also take a deep dive look into the topic offering a round table session before the conference begins on Monday, October 24th.  
Complementing this macroeconomic update, ECIA’s Chief Analyst Dale Ford will share the latest ECIA research, analyze recent trends, and assess the current health of the electronic component supply chain. An exciting future will be explored with glimpses of technologies that will propel the electronics industry and the world into a bright future! The dizzying roller coaster ride of the past three years has taken the industry to new and unanticipated places as it hangs on through the jolts, twists, and turns of an increasingly turbulent world. The demand for improved visibility on the supply chain has never been greater or more important. This has placed greater emphasis on the need for timely research from ECIA. 
“These two highly anticipated economic forecasts will no doubt provide the foundation for the industry’s 2023 strategic planning sessions in members’ executive conference rooms once attendees get back home,” commented ECIA CEO and President David Loftus. “These sessions have been two of the highest rated by attendees of past conferences. This year, with possibly even more uncertainty, I expect this will again hold true.”  
The schedule has been posted and the latest information on the conference is available now. Early Bird Registration discounts will expire soon. 
The Executive Conference runs October 23-25 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare

About ECIA

The Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) is made up of the leading electronic component manufacturers, their manufacturer representatives and authorized distributors. ECIA members share a common goal of promoting and improving the business environment for the authorized sale of electronic components. Comprised of a broad array of leaders and professionals representing all phases of the electronics components supply chain, ECIA is where business optimization, product authentication and industry advocacy come together. ECIA members develop industry guidelines and technical standards, as well as generate critical business intelligence. For more information, visit or call 678-393-9990.