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ITR Economics Speakers in Action

"Connor Lokar delivered a compelling speech "Navigating the crest: Acute insights for improved decision-marking" at the Vistage All City Event Houston. As a business owner, I was not only impressed by his knowledge and insight on the subject matter, but also appreciate his presentation style with quick wit and sense of humor. He's definitely wise beyond his years and I would highly recommend him as a featured speaker for your future events."

"Connor Lokar has become the main attraction at our industry Marketing and Economic Summit. He does an outstanding job of reviewing the macro environment and address key leading indicators influencing the industry. His presentations are a blend of the highly technical, with an appropriate balance of humor making them both informative and entertaining to the audience. We welcome Connor each year the Summit is conducted."

"Connor Lokar was a speaker at Houston's Vistage All City event. He was incredible....He is the smartest young person I know! He was very impressive, new the facts, made the audience laugh multiple times (about his age), was a subject expert and was ready to take on any questions the audience of 400+ had for him. I was very impressed and could tell he was passionate and loved what he did. I would love to hear him talk again and would recommend him!"

"Connor does a very good job of connecting with his audience and can take something complicated and communicate it in a very simple way. I have already recommended Connor to colleagues. ITR gave us a good perspective of the macro economy over the next 3 – 5 years and the micro economy which we found very beneficial to our real estate company.  Our executive team found the information very valuable when it comes to developing our strategies on a go forward basis."

"My company booked Connor for an Insulation contractors and suppliers conference of 150 people. He made sure he specialized his presentation to pertain to those attending our conference.  He presented on “Managing in an Uncertain Economy” –Everyone and I mean EVERYONE in the room was engaged… did I mention it was 9am in the morning!  Connor was funny, professional, seamless and was extremely knowledgeable on this topic. I had so many attendees come up to me asking when he could come back! As someone who plans events for a living, having this kind of reaction is what I strive for. We will DEFINITLEY be calling Connor to come speak at a future conference!"

"Everyone I spoke with enjoyed your presentation and the humor that you brought with it.  Probably what was most impressive was the ability for a 25-year-old to answer the questions coming from the older folks that have their life history in certain economies. Your score on the survey was great, 4.88 out of 5, the highest of the speakers!"

"Connor was fantastic and we were happy to have him. He was knowledgeable and personable; everybody spoke highly of his presentation."

"I was very impressed by Connor's presentation, especially his (relatively) easy to understand explanations of economic market forces. He is a very confident and engaging speaker who is able to keep his audience engaged and instill information that actually sticks with you well beyond the date of the event!!"

"When we first decided how we were going to approach outside economic forces at our event, we weren't sure how we could do it without losing the audience. Not only did Connor Lokar keep a diverse group of retail store managers, operations and purchasing team members and our leadership entertained, but they ranked it among their favorite program for the event. From a meeting planner standpoint, Connor was the ultimate professional. He arrived early, was easy to accommodate and navigated the stage and room with professionalism. He also peppered his presentation with humor and relatable insight that truly reached the audience. Our employee owners left the room with a better understanding of their state and national economy, and are now armed to make decisions with a clear understanding of how the big picture affects their individual operation."

"Alan and Connor did an outstanding job at our recent Economic Forecast event.  Their presentation was both informative and entertaining. We are grateful that they always provide such a memorable, impactful program for our members. We look forward to this event every year, and the feedback is always very positive."

"I’ve seen Alan Beaulieu several years now and he’s always delivered valuable information in a very engaging way. I wasn’t sure about adding another person to the mix on stage, but I was pleasantly surprised with what Connor was able to bring to the presentation. The millennial perspective, both from himself and from the millennial impact that we all need to consider, was enlightening."

"We would like to thank you sincerely for speaking at the Home Builders & Remodelers meeting at The Atlantic Design Center in York. The feedback has been wonderful. They all enjoyed learning about the vision of ITR’s economic trends and how accurate you have been during the years. You caught everybody’s attention with your great enthusiasm and knowledge. Thank  you for a job well done and for keeping your information interesting and informative."

"Lauren Saidel-Baker recently delivered a presentation to my Women Presidents' Organization at the Yale Club in Manhattan. Lauren was excellent in every respect. Her discussion of economic trends was comprehensive, easy to understand and impactful for the audience of women business owners. Lauren is extremely facile at reading her audience and responding to their needs. Her extensive knowledge and experience in economics was evident as she handled a variety of questions with ease. I highly recommend Lauren Saidel-Baker."

"We loved the presentation Lauren provided our chapter. The content was delivered in a great way to clearly understand what is happening Globally, Nationally, and Locally. Lauren is a great presenter of this info and those that attended gained some great value and takeaways....Would love to have her back next year."

"Brian, as always, it was such a pleasure spending time with you and you were a tremendous hit once again with our attendees, many of them citing your presentation as the most valuable component of the convention!"

"Please thank Brian for us and let him know how much everyone enjoyed his presentation.  He was the talk of the conference - informative and entertaining.  We appreciate his contribution to the success of our annual meeting very much.  All our thanks and respect."

"We again had a record attendance for Brian's presentation. Half of the room has heard him before and came back for more. The other half have indicated the presentation far exceeded their expectations. This is not a boring statistical slideshow. Brian speaks to our region specifically and our 90 minutes always goes too quickly."

"Brian has been presenting to our group since 2008 – he holds the top 5 spots in our speaker rankings (out of 171).  I think he enjoys speaking to our members as much as our members enjoy hearing him!"

"I wanted to pass along my thanks and appreciation to Brian Beaulieu for participating in the 2019 PMPA Update Conference in Phoenix last month.  As usually, Brian hit it out of the park – we received a lot of great feed back on his presentation.  Brian does such a great job focusing his numbers and presentation around our Industry, and our members truly appreciate that."

"Thanks Brian. Your materials help us plan for the future and give us insight into key indicators so we can be successful running our businesses. Very valuable session."

"I have known Alan for years and heard him speak on numerous occasions. Each time there is real relevance and take-home value in the data and the insights. He is a great presenter and spot on with predictions.We will have him back again to keep us updated."

"Once again Alan gave a great presentation to our Canadian delegates. I am always amazed and how much his presentation is tailored to our members and to the Canadian market. Over the years has proven to be very accurate. In our conference survey Alan received the highest score among the speaker program. Alan always takes a relative dry subject and adds humor and wisdom to bring it home to our members."

"We have had Alan Beaulieu as a featured speaker at several of our association annual meetings.  Time and time again, Alan delivers a well prepared and informative presentation.  He is a charismatic speaker and keeps the audience engaged.  His information is detailed and relevant, offering insights to help the group understand the complexities of the economy.  We get rave reviews each and every time Alan speaks at our meeting and are very grateful for the knowledge he so graciously shares.  Alan is outstanding!"

"Alan was fantastic.  I’ve been absolutely blown away by the feedback I’ve received from our guests.  As expected, Alan had the entire room laughing, while keeping everyone engaged the entire time.  I can’t wait to see Alan in the future."

"Every year, Alan’s presentation is the most highly anticipated of our Industry Summit. His forecasts for the power transmission/motion control market and for the industrial markets our members sell into give our members an accurate and trusted projection they can use in their planning throughout the supply chain. An added bonus is always Alan’s wit and humor and well as his ability to translate complex economic principles into relatable and actionable recommendations."

"Alan Beaulieu has a standing annual keynote for Barnes Dennig for 10+ years. This event is highly anticipated by our clients and friends in the Cincinnati Tristate area, attracting over 600 attendees. He goes beyond our expectations and with his unmatched combination of keen economic insight, accuracy and humor. We already look forward to his return in 2020!"

"Alan, I just wanted to formally thank you for last night.  The evening went absolutely perfectly.  I know you couldn’t do it without your team and I wanted to compliment everyone for their professionalism, flexibility, responsiveness and attention to the details."

"With a mixed audience of physicians and business professionals, Alan provided economic data and forecasts that were clearly understood and relevant from both an industry and personal standpoint.  Also, his style of delivery was entertaining and engaging while at the same time keeping his message on point with the theme of the event."


Since 1948, we have provided business leaders with economic information, insight, analysis, and strategy. ITR Economics is the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the US. With a knowledge base that spans six decades, we have an uncommon understanding of long-term economic trends as well as best practices ahead of changing market conditions. Our reputation is built on accurate, independent, and objective analysis.