The Economic Skills Summits will take place from May 2-5 in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, Boston, Miami and Atlanta.
The agenda is meant to focus on the convergence of skills and business opportunities across a wide variety of sectors, from manufacturing to retail to financial services, with focus on ensuring the “robust supply chain and business continuity” across all the industries in the country.
The conference, which will include a number of trade and investment summits, is expected to be a “must-see” event.
The New York event will include the first of a series of meetings, hosted by the President of the United States and the heads of the Department of Defense and the White House, to discuss a number to topics including the challenges facing the US economy and the potential solutions, including: A renewed focus on innovation A focus on manufacturing as the foundation of American prosperity The ability of businesses to retain employees and keep the jobs they have A new focus on helping Americans navigate the economic transition An increase in international trade The potential for foreign direct investment and how the Trump administration is going to respond to the economic climate The impact of the global financial crisis The importance of the skills gap The challenges facing young Americans and How the United Nations is working to create a “new world order” The potential of blockchain technology and the importance of blockchain in the digital age The future of agriculture and why it matters and how the US could work with countries like Brazil and Colombia to support the development of blockchain.
The agenda for the Atlanta event is less well-received, however, with some attendees calling it “too broad” and “over-simplified”.
It is also unclear whether the summit will include an invitation to President Trump or his administration to attend.
There are also suggestions the conference may include a panel discussion, but that is not yet clear.
“We don’t have the specifics yet.
We’re just hoping the President can join us, and we’re hopeful that he will,” said Jocelyn Kroll, co-founder of the Blockchain Economic Summit, at a panel at the conference, according to Recode.
The Trump administration has already held the first summit on the skills summit in 2020.
In 2016, the Trump White House held a number economic skills summits and announced a $20m fund for a program to “strengthen the U.S. digital economy”.
In 2018, the White Board of Advisers hosted the first Economic Skills summit.
Despite the Trump summit, a number experts have expressed concern about the impact of technology on the economy.
“It’s not a good sign that we’re having a very large summit on skills, when it’s a really broad set of issues,” said Nick Cunningham, an economist at Cornell University and author of the forthcoming book, The Future of Work: The Rise of Digital Technology.
“The challenge for businesses is that if they don’t make use of technology, they’re going to go out of business, because they’re not able to maintain a digital presence.
They’re going out of the US because there’s no access to information, and the ability to access information is becoming harder and harder.”
The skills summit is also expected to include a host of other policy-related topics.
The President is expected, for example, to host a working group on digital innovation to consider ways to address the challenges posed by the new global financial and digital environment, according.
Another major theme of the conference is the importance and benefits of “a vibrant digital economy”, according to an article on the website of the Business Council of New York.
In 2019, the New York Economic Development Corp (NYEDC) launched the New Economy Alliance, an initiative to provide support for the development and adoption of new technology-based solutions to address a range of issues.
The goal of the initiative is to foster collaboration among businesses, government agencies, and universities, and to ensure that they “continue to develop and leverage innovative solutions to the challenge of the digital economy and job creation”.
At the end of the day, the summit is supposed to be an opportunity for business leaders to “make sure we have the best in the world at what we do”, according the business council.
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The Business Alliance will be hosting the next summit on May 17-19, 2020, at the Whitehouse.