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Finding Opportunity in Uncertainty

How Companies Are Planning for the Decade Ahead

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Jon Langenfeld is Head of Global Equities, with responsibilities for Equity Sales, Trading, Research and Equity Origination. He is a member of Baird's Executive Committee. Prior to joining Baird in 2000, Jon worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jon is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

A Letter from Jon Langenfeld

They say change is the only constant. As we enter 2020, you can also say uncertainty is the only certainty. A number of seismic geopolitical, economic and social changes are on the horizon, many of which may impact the global industrial sector. How will companies navigate these changes and prepare for the opportunities and challenges?

Founded 100 years ago and headquartered in the center of the U.S. industrial belt, Baird has partnered with global industrial companies throughout all parts of the business cycle. Our team's broad experience, deep sector expertise and wide relationship network position us to support companies as they navigate an increasingly turbulent environment.

Our conference, now an annual event for nearly a half century, offers a unique forum for global insights on the future of industrial sector. This 2020 Global Industrial Report describes how industrial companies are adapting to change and defining Industrial 2020.

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Defining a New Normal

A group of global industrial company executives share how their businesses are adapting in a world of constant change.

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Is There a Silver Lining?

Baird Global Investment Banking explains how companies can capitalize on the next economic downturn and emerge positioned for success.

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Driving Change in Energy Markets

Baird Capital explores how millennials' interest in sustainable energy and technological solutions is transforming the energy sector.

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Baird's Global Industrial Conference

For nearly 50 years, Baird's Global Industrial Conference has connected leading companies, industry decision-makers and active investors.

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Backed by Baird's Comprehensive Platform

Baird's Global Industrial Conference is complemented by the firm's industry-leading research, sales and trading capabilities, and investment expertise.