Creating Procurement Value in Uncertain Times - "Five Key Topics for 2017"

Date: December 31, 1969

Time: 5:30 - 8:00PM

Instructor: Kelly Barner, Business Survey Chair, ISM-New York & Jonathan Basile, Business Survey Senior Advisor, ISM-New York



ISM-New York’s 2017 Report on Business (ROB)
Creating Procurement Value in Uncertain Times - "Five Key Topics for 2017"

A Panel Discussion Presented By

Kelly Barner, Business Survey Chair, ISM-New York &
Jonathan Basile, Business Survey Senior Advisor, ISM-New York
& members of New York University Faculty 

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
The Colloquium – The Kimmel Center
New York University 
5:30 PM  – 8:00 PM  

Kelly Barner, ROB Chair, Jonathan Basile, ROB Senior Advisor & Economist will lead a panel discussion with NYU Faculty, and provide a top-down overview about the most important macroeconomic and financial market stories. Tailoring their insights for the audience, they will provide key economic drivers for supply managers.

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5:30 PM -6:30PM Networking & Light Refreshments
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM ISM – New York’s President’s Opening Remarks
6:45 PM - 7:30 PM Economic Report Presentation commences
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Q & A’s /Discussion
8:00 PM Event Closes



Kelly Barner

Kelly Barner owns, manages, and edits Buyers Meeting Point. She has a unique perspective on procurement from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team, specializing in systems implementation and hired services category sourcing. She spent three years as the Associate Director of consulting services at Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM in 2011.

For the last seven years she has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends, and relevant economics at Buyers Meeting Point. Buyers Meeting Point provides the procurement industry with an events calendar, blog, active social media network, and podcast, all of which are trusted sources of information for practitioners and solution providers alike. Kelly has several regular columns throughout the industry, and in the summer of 2016 was appointed to become the Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business.

Kelly has her MBA from Babson College as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She has been recognized as a Supply & Demand Chain Executive 'Pro to Know' every year from 2012 - 2016. In 2013, Kelly was also recognized as one of S&DCE's 28 ‘Top Female Supply Chain Executives.’ Kelly has also co-authored two books: ‘Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources’ (2014) and ‘Procurement at a Crossroads: Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry’ (2016). In September, Kelly co-hosted the popular Procurement Revolution online event with Phil Ideson from the Art of Procurement.

Jonathan Basile
Head of Business Cycle Research
AIG Investments

Jonathan Basile carries over 25 years of Street experience in global macroeconomic research and financial market strategy. A 2016 restructuring brought him from AIG Global Economics to AIG Investments’ Global Macro desk where he monitors major developed and emerging economies and key asset classes, like rates, credit, currencies, commodities, equities and real estate. He has established himself as a trusted, strong thought leader and collaborator with an eye for innovative, out-of-the-box perspectives. His goal is always to bring a forward-looking view to every conversation. He steers a monthly Global Macro discussion that sets the table for the outlook on rates, growth, inflation and unemployment across the US, Euro Area, UK and Japan. As part of this discussion, Jonathan sets the goalposts in a Bear-Base-Bull exercise for AIG portfolio managers across public and private asset classes, and his ability to distill signals from noise allows him to determine which way the risks are leaning. His internal weekly commentary, “What We Learned This Week,” acts as an outlet for the most important things he finds prospecting through the macro news and numbers – and he produces it with a required dose of humor. Jonathan also is a voting member of AIG Investments’ Sovereign Rating Committee and is responsible for reviewing and rating two of the top three most important AIG exposures, US and Japan.

Prior to joining AIG, Jonathan’s past experience at Credit Suisse, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, and HSBC combined saw him cover the economies of the US, Canada, Japan and the UK. He has been recognized as a four-time winning team member of the Marketwatch US Forecaster of the Month and was ranked by Bloomberg as a top forecaster of the Canadian economy in 2011 and 2012. He holds a BA in Economics from Princeton University.

What is the ISM - New York’s Report on Business (ROB)?  

The “ISM-New York Report on Business” is a monthly publication of ISM-New York, an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management. It is released the 2nd business day of every month to financial newswires nationwide and ISM-New York.

The purpose of the survey is to quickly assess business conditions among firms in the New York City area   The survey results are compiled as diffusion indices - the percent of positive responses plus one-half of those responding the same (considered positive).  A reading of 50% means no change from the prior month, greater than 50% indicates a faster pace of activity, and less than 50% a slower rate.  The Current Business Conditions index, Six-Month Outlook index, the NY-BCI, and the Employment index are seasonally adjusted.  All other measures are not seasonally adjusted.  -r is revised.

In 2016, the report continues to assess and track business conditions among firms in the New York City area based on information provided by procurement and purchasing professionals at ISM-New York's member companies. Here are a few ways that ISM-New York is sharing ROB updates in the US and abroad.

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