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For the third straight year, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is the presenting sponsor of the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast. Approximately 500 business leaders will gather Oct. 19 to hear where the region is and where it’s moving in the year ahead from authorities on the local, regional, national and global economy.

BCLP Partner Evan Chuck, head of the firm’s China practice, resident in the Los Angeles and Shanghai offices, will address the current trade wars and their impact on global supply chains. He will cover the U.S.-China trade war, trade as a national security concern and tariffs related to Section 232 investigations, and the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which will replace NAFTA. Chuck is the firm’s Shanghai office liaison and served as managing partner of the Shanghai office for seven years. He was also the firm’s International Trade Practice Group leader for nearly seven years.

Additional speakers will include Michael Gregory, deputy chief economist and head of U.S. economics for BMO Capital Markets Corp., who manages the team responsible for forecasting and analyzing the North American economy and financial markets; and Frank Lenk of the Mid-America Regional Council, who will share his regional economic analysis.

Read our publication Navigating Trade Wars and Their Impact on Global Supply Chains.