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Andrew Busch

Andrew Busch

Andy answers "Where do we go from here?" by breaking down the chaos of our world and giving specific ideas on how to overcome, adapt, and thrive.

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  • $15,000 - $20,000
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  • Ag Policy
  • Agriculture
  • AI
  • Communication
  • Economy
  • Environmental Policy
  • Future
  • Global Economics
  • Politics
  • Technology
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  • Finance
  • Government
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  • 39 Years
  • About

    Andrew Busch is the former 1 st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government and economic futurist at For the CFTC, he was charged with improving and enhancing the government’s understanding of the markets and the economy. His job was to take all the news, information and data on the economy and markets; and filter it into condensed, easily understood research; then communicate it to the government and public.

    Andy provided economic and market briefings to White House, US House, US Senate, the SEC, the Federal Reserve Board and the US Treasury staff on a wide range of issues including interest rates, inflation, China’s influence on trade, and the impact of technology on the economy.

    Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Busch was CEO and founder of a boutique financial markets and policy research firm, Bering Productions, Inc (BPI). Before BPI, he was the Global Currency and Public Policy Strategist for the Bank of Montreal (BMO) in Chicago. He is the author of the book “World Event Trading” covering large crises, like infectious disease outbreaks and war, and their impact on the economy and markets.

    Today, he’s a consultant and keynote speaker with a wide range of clients including chemicals, financial services, energy, real estate, manufacturing, construction and agriculture.

  • Videos
  • Program

    Keynote | Audience Participation | Educational | Technical

    Unlocking Opportunities, Addressing Challenges, and Changing the Future

    In this compelling and visionary keynote, Andy dives deep into the far-reaching effects of artificial intelligence (AI) on economic growth, job creation, and politics, unraveling the complex interplay between these crucial domains. Embark with the former 1st Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US govt. on a fascinating journey uncovering the potential of AI to redefine the global landscape, and learning how to adapt and thrive in this new era of unprecedented change.

    Andrew Busch is known for his ability to simplify complex topics, uncover hidden trends, and spark lively discussions. With his signature blend of enthusiasm, wit, and insight, he’s about to shed light on the most significant technological advancement of our time – Artificial Intelligence.

    Key Takeaways:

    1. The AI Economy Unleashed: Gain a comprehensive understanding of how AI is driving economic growth, spurring innovation, and catalyzing new business models across diverse industries.
    2. The Workforce Reimagined: Explore the dynamic relationship between AI and job creation, and learn how to foster a resilient workforce capable of navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities of an AI-driven world.
    3. The Political Paradigm Shift: Examine the transformative impact of AI on politics, as it reshapes power structures, policy-making, and the very nature of democracy.
    4. Balancing the Scales: Uncover the role of AI in addressing economic disparities and promoting inclusive growth, and learn how to develop and implement strategies that ensure no one is left behind.
    5. The Road Ahead: Gain actionable insights and practical guidance on preparing for the AI-driven future, embracing the opportunities it presents, and overcoming the challenges it poses, both individually and collectively.

    This groundbreaking speaking topic is an absolute must for anyone looking to stay ahead of the curve in today’s rapidly evolving world. So, buckle up and prepare for a mind-blowing journey with Andrew Busch at the helm! 🚀

    Keynote | Audience Participation | Educational

    Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A

    The world is going to see more economic change in the next 5 years than we have seen in the last 100 years. Just as the US was getting over the worst of COVID, Russia invaded and China shut down ports due to COVID. Inflation exploded and markets crashed. The war in Ukraine is a great example of the speed of change and the disruption that can happen to the global economy. As well, foundational AI, blockchain, and co-bots are just a few of the extraordinary tools being leveraged right now to help businesses overcome, adapt and thrive.

    Are you aligning yourself for what will occur? Andy literally wrote the book on large, catastrophic events and how they impact our markets, economy, and world. As a futurist and economist, Andy dives deep into exploring how innovation, policy changes, and societal shifts (war) drive opportunities for clients. He provides context by doing a “where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going” for the economy. He takes the trends supercharged by COVID & war, then applies them to your industry via a case study to show where money is flowing. Are you thinking about how to adapt to the disruptions to run your business better or how you can grow it faster?  How are you challenging yourself with new ideas, new concepts, and new technology? Can you understand the economic and inflationary forces driving change to lead you in transforming your business and adapting your strategy to take control of the future?

    Andy says, “Let’s explore the economic future by getting you the tools you need to be successful.”

    Audience Takeaways:

    ·     Update on the war, supply chains, and the economy (inflation)

    ·     Key trends supercharged by the virus and war

    ·     Case study on your industry’s opportunities for growth


    if the world feels like it’s speeding up, that’s because it is. Technological changes via cloud computing, computer speed, and algorithmic modeling are advancing more rapidly than anyone could’ve guessed five years ago. The tumult they will create for the economy and jobs is part of the chaos we can expect going forward. But what are the growth opportunities for those entering the workforce today? How will the reshaping of our economy drive change and demand for new skills? Which jobs will be phased out and which ones will survive? 

    As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch speaks with CEOs and top managers for every business sector as he creates research on the future economy for his clients. From financial services to plastics, Andy gets the inside scoop on what the top business minds consider challenges and future growth opportunities.

    Audience takeaways:

     What is “foundational AI” and how is it already changing the job market?

     What jobs will likely survive and what jobs will likely fade away?

     How will this impact the economy, and will policy changes make a difference?

     How to prepare today for the rapid shift coming to employment?

    Keynote | Educational | Technical

    Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A

    The race for 2024 starts in 2023. These midterm elections will likely bring big changes for US legislation, regulations, and the economy. Gridlock is likely, but don’t be fooled by the name as there will be plenty of action in Congress. Did the January 6th committee make an impact? How will a split Congress impact regulation? Inflation? Fiscal spending? Trade? Supreme Court? Federal Reserve Policy? What will be the Biden legislative strategy for the remaining 2 years of his presidency? How will all this impact the 2024 US Presidential election and who are the top candidates from both sides of the aisle? Most importantly, how will the elections impact your business? As an economic futurist, Andrew Busch has been in the US government when a power shift occurred and provides his insights into answering all these questions. Most importantly, he gives you an outlook for the growth opportunities coming from these changes for your industry and members.

    Audience takeaways:

    • Outlook from outcome of US House and Senate midterm elections
    • Key policy changes on legislation, trade and regulations impacting your industry
    • Growth opportunities created by the changes and key trends driving the economic future

    Keynote | Audience Participation | Educational | Technical

    Format: 30-45-minute keynote with Q&A

    Environmental, Social, and Governance, or ESG is considered one of the hottest topics today for clients, investors, and businesses. It has also come under criticism from the SEC and activist shareholders. Andy explains why both are occurring including how the Ukraine war is going to supercharge interest in reducing carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. He’ll provide context for any audience to understand where we’ve been, where we are, and where we are going on climate change. Want to understand how the Ukraine war is driving both an increase in GHG and carbon reduction? He covers it. Want to know how the recent climate events in Germany, Tennessee and California are creating momentum for faster changes? He covers that.

    Want to know how rising sea levels and more humidity are impacting supply chains? He covers that. Want to know about the UN climate conference in 2021 is making an impact now on the economy? He covers that. And just what is “greenwashing?” Or what is the current state of carbon credits? As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG trends will impact your industry. Most importantly, what are the opportunities from these changes? After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to this new and rapidly expanding ESG world.

    Audience takeaways:

     What is ESG, its history, and its future

     What are key risks for ESG investors and regulatory risks for business

     How is the Ukraine war driving more carbon creation and a higher demand for


  • Review
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    “As our keynote speaker, Andrew hit a home run with our conference attendees by providing hope and future growth opportunities during challenging times. He was insightful and thought-provoking, plus did a great job in addressing the key geopolitical issues faced by the agriculture sector. We’d love to have him back.”

    AgriBank Peter R
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    “Andy was outstanding. We had many, many members come up and say he was the best keynote speaker we’ve booked. He’s funny, upbeat, and took time to spend time with our members. We were inspired by his positive look into the future for the economy and opportunities.”

    Western Bankers Assoc. Beth M
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    “We were very pleased with Andy’s presentation! It was clear he has had experience presenting virtually– video and audio were set up very well. Andy also did a really nice job with the questions to keep the audience engaged.”

    NW Farm Credit Services Crystal K
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    “It was fantastic to have Andy provide the keynote address at our economic outlook conference. We got so much great feedback that everyone loved his insights and his presentation! He tailored it specifically for us and showed the future AZ growth opportunities. We’d love to have him come back!”

    Phoenix Business Journal Alex R
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    “Andy Busch mesmerized our attendees! This is the 3rd time we’ve had him come back. He gave us tools to grow our members' business. The case study was incredibly helpful to understand our future opportunities.”

    Chicago Office Leasing Broker Association Lauren L
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    “Andrew Busch was an outstanding speaker for our 2020 Annual Conference webinar. Andy helped our attendees understand the impact of COVID on our economy and what opportunities lie ahead as the economy reopens. His presentation was engaging and energetic with lots of great real-life examples. His optimistic outlook had a positive impact on our group and provided insights to help us grow in the future. This is the second time we’ve had him speak for our group and we’re glad we had him back.”

    MN Association of Financial Professionals Kate C
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    “We've worked with Andy Busch on several conferences and he's fantastic. He combines his unique experiences of working in US government with thirty years of analyzing the markets to give a perspective few can match. His stories, his insights, his passion drives audience participation both during and after the keynote.”

    Worldwide Business Research
As our keynote speaker, Andrew hit a home run with our conference attendees by providing hope and future growth opportunities during challenging times. He was insightful and thought-provoking, plus did a great job in addressing the key geopolitical issues faced by the agriculture sector. We’d love to have him back.
AgriBank Peter R

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