Connor Lokar

Senior Forecaster

Few economists present their insights with the authority, accuracy, and humor that Connor Lokar brings to the stage. From the intimate executive retreat to the standing room-only keynote, he delivers practical economic intelligence with charm and candor.

Connor has been giving economic keynotes, workshops, and webinars across North America since he joined ITR Economics in 2014. With his quick wit and knack for storytelling, he successfully educates his audiences while simultaneously captivating them. Thousands of business leaders have enjoyed his dynamic approach; Connor emphasizes the applicability of economic intelligence and calls his audience to action.

When not on stage, Connor contributes his economic expertise in the role of trusted advisor, consulting directly with management teams of firms large and small. ITR’s clients meet with Connor at critical planning junctures to ensure that their strategic plans, goals, and internal initiatives are in alignment with their tailored forecasts. As ITR Economics’ senior forecaster, Connor has a particularly keen understanding of how forecasts are derived. The resulting insights enable clients to make the most of their economic outlooks.

Connor specializes in construction and industrial markets but consults and presents to businesses across all industries, helping them grow revenue and remain profitable through an everchanging business cycle.

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Prepare for 2024

2023 is winding down as we prepare for the challenges and ongoing uncertainties of 2024. The decelerating rate of rise and, in some cases, onset of decline that characterized many industries and businesses in 2023 will extend through 2024 for many. You will be introduced to business strategies and tactics that address the projected changes in the economic landscape.

This presentation will also:

  • Assess business demand for 2024 and into 2025
  • Analyze the labor market and present our expectations for availability and labor costs
  • Present a clear picture of inflation and interest rates
  • Look at ITR Economics’ key leading indicators and what they foretell for your markets
  • Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that impact your profitability via resource allocation, budgets, expectations, and strategic planning
  • Determine the near- and longer-term trends in labor, pricing pressures, and interest rates
  • Assess the health of financial market trends and their impact, if any, on the forecasts