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2018 Fall Marketing & Forecasting Conference

October 3-4, 2018 | The Westin O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

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Please join AGMA and IHS Markit for the Fall Marketing & Forecasting Conference in Rosemont, IL.


This comprehensive report provides information on U.S. economic conditions, industry conditions for gears, gear market bookings, and gear market shipments. But this information will also be broken down into a series of end user markets, including: total gears, industrial machinery gears, construction machinery gears, power transmission equipment gears, mining, oil & gas gield equipment gears, ship & offshore platform gears, railroad equipment gears and aerospace gears.

  • Quarterly reports include editable excel spreadsheets with data
  • Includes two registrations per year to semi-annual Marketing & Forecasting conferences
  • No participation requirement 
  • Now open to members and nonmembers

Hotel Info

The Westin O'Hare
6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Driving Directions

Room Rate

Hotel Rate: $179/night

Please use this link to make your reservation.

Hotel reservation deadline is September 10, 2018. Please contact Leah Lewis at should you have any questions. 


Members and Nonmembers

Member Rate
Non-Member Rate

Event Schedule



  • 6:00 pm
    Welcome Reception & Dinner
  • 8:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    U.S Economic and Gear Industry Outlook

    Tom Runiewicz, IHS Global Insight

  • 12:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm
    Afternoon Speaker (to be announced)

Event Sessions

1 AGMA and the Gear Market Report

Gear Market Report

Tom Runiewicz, Principal/Senior Economist, IHS Global Insight

Tom provides a 3-hour detailed discussion of the statistical information contained in the Gear Market Report.

This comprehensive report provides information on the US Economic Conditions, Industry Conditions for Gears, Gear Market Bookings, and Gear Market Shipments. But this information will also be broken down into a series of end user markets, including:

  • Total Gears
  • Industrial Machinery Gears
  • Construction Machinery Gears
  • Power Transmission Equipment Gears
  • Mining, Oil & Gas Field Equipment Gears
  • Ship & Offshore Platform Gears
  • Railroad Equipment gears, and
  • Aerospace Gears


Tom Runiewicz, Principal/Senior Economist

IHS Global Insight

Session 1: AGMA and the Gear Market Report

As a principal for the Industry Practice at Global Insight, Tom is responsible for projections about the US industrial economy, including special aspects about output, prices, costs, wages, capacity levels and profit margins.  Tom authors sections in Global Insight’s, US Economic, Industry Analysis, and Cost Forecasting service publications.  He particularly gained expertise in the paper and lumber, construction, steel, agricultural, and service sectors.  Additional responsibilities include product line forecasting and consulting for clients that include many of the Fortune 500 and national trade associations.  He has over 20 years of experience in the economic forecasting and consulting industry.

John Anton, Associate Director-Pricing and Purchasing

IHS Markit

Recognized for his expertise in the ferrous metals industry, John is responsible for evaluating the outlook for steel. John also specializes in forecasting commodities and works closely with the Energy and Economics teams at IHS Markit to identify the specific impacts of changing oil price and alternative oil price scenarios. Prior to joining IHS, now IHS Markit, in 1995, he was in the private practice of law as well as an economist and statistician for the United States Department of Labor in the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  John received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Florida State University, US, and a Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary, US.