For the closing session of ISRI2023, ISRI is looking at the future of the global economy and the vital role the recycled materials industry plays in keeping supply chains in motion, as well as what current inflation means for the recycled materials industry. ISRI is happy to announce Rana Foroohar as the closing keynote speaker, who will provide insight into what she sees as the post-global world.

A sought-after commentator and moderator for her analysis, Foroohar speaks on the changes occurring in globalization, politics, and the digital economy. She is the Global Business Columnist and an Associate Editor at the Financial Times and also CNN’s global economic analyst.

Foroohar’s recent book, Homecoming: The Path to Prosperity in a Post-Global World, makes the case that a new age of local economic growth will reunite place and prosperity, putting to an end to the last half-century of globalization.

“Rana Foroohar brings our attendees an elevated depth knowledge and unique perspective on today’s changing world, for which ISRI’s annual Convention and Expo is known,” said President Robin Wiener. “This year’s event promises to once again be the premier recycled materials industry event for the latest information and innovations, sharpening skills, and networking.”

The former Economics Columnist and Assistant Managing Editor for TIME, Foroohar has penned numerous cover stories and essays on China and the next global recession, Europe’s economic crisis, and the rise of “localnomics” means for American business. She previously spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also received awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs and the East West Center. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the advisory board of the Open Markets Institute.

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Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno

Arnulfo Moreno is a Communications Manager at ISRI. He is fascinated by the innovation and sustainability found in the recycling industry. He graduated from The Catholic University of America where he majored in Media Studies and minored in Spanish. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with his collection of short stories he hopes to one day finish writing.