Certified Public Accountants
& Business Consultants

2019 Manufacturing & Distribution Summit - Kansas City

Contact Our Team
Start Time:7:30 AM
End Time:10:00 AM
Location:1900 Building - Parkway Room
Address:1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway
City:Mission Woods
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sponsor HuschBlackwell

sponsor RubinBrown

sponsor UMB

The Current Impact of Tariffs On Your Business

All companies are grappling to fully understand the complexities and opportunities related to recently imposed tariffs.  Many manufacturers and distributors are evaluating their overall operations and pricing structures.  

Please join HuschBlackwell, RubinBrown and UMB as we provide an update into current economic conditions and review the consequences of the currently imposed tariffs.  


MD-Summit_Chris-Keuhl2019Chris Kuehl

Chris Kuehl is the Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence and one of the co-founders of the company in 1999. He has been Armada’s economic analyst and has worked with a wide variety of private clients and professional associations in the last ten years. 

He is the Chief Economist for the National Association for Credit Management and is on the Board of Advisors for their global division – Finance, Credit and International Business. He prepares NACM’s monthly Credit Managers Index. He is the Economic Analyst for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association and writes their bi-weekly publication, Fabrinomics, which details the impact of economic trends on the manufacturer.

Chris is the chief editor for the Business Intelligence Briefs, distributed all over the world by business organizations and he is one of the primary writers (with Keith Prather) for the Executive Intelligence Briefs. He also makes close to a hundred presentations each year to business and industry associations in the US and overseas. He is on the Board of the Business Information Industry Association in Hong Kong and serves as a resource for the media and for many trade publications.

Chris has a doctorate in Political Economics and advanced degrees in Soviet Studies and Asian Studies and was a professor of international economics and finance for over 15 years prior to starting Armada.


MD-Summit-_Bryan-Martsching2019Bryan Martsching
International Business Executive

Bryan Martsching is the Director of Business Development for Laufer Group International. He is one of four originators that established the Laufer Kansas City office in 2005. The Laufer Kansas City location now houses nearly 100 employees and has grown to be the largest of the 10 USA operational offices, serving as the regional HQ for the Midwest. Through his collaborative and consultative approach, he is responsible for growing and maintaining Laufer Group’s international business in the region.

Bryan began his career working for an import wholesaler/retailer and has since held various positions in management and business development in the NVOCC, Freight-Forwarding, and Customhouse Brokerage community.

He is a past board member of the International Logistics Association of Kansas City and represents Laufer Group and its investor level status in Kansas City SmartPort. He is also a current member of the Midwest International Trade Association of Nebraska and the International Traders of Iowa.  


Continuing Professional Education

CPE Credit: 2
Meeting Type: Seminar
Field of Study: Business Management, Business Organization and Business Environment
Level of Knowledge: Basic
Vendor: RubinBrown LLP
Price: Free

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