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Gardner Intelligence's team of experts have the privilege of speaking around the U.S. and internationally every year to thousands of governmental and business decision makers and manufacturing experts. Presentations are customized to each client's specific needs with applicable insights to drive their strategic decision making.


Gardner Intelligence was an essential component of our market intelligence segment for our national dealer conference. They provided current and expert analysis of the marketplace in a way that only they could provide. Their presentation is truly a testament of how much industry knowledge they hold. I would highly recommend using and attending any presentation you could.

James Dunbar, Hyundai WIA

What We Cover

  • What are my current and potential customers saying about their business environment?
  • What are my current and potential customers saying about investing in capital equipment?
  • Which end-market are hot for manufacturing?
  • What are the drivers of growth in manufacturing?
  • Where are your potential customers?
  • Understanding the ROI of capital equipment investments.
  • Other detailed trends only available through Gardner's proprietary surveys and data collection.

Booking A Speaker

Gardner's speakers provide a lively and interactive experience for our audiences who want to know how the business environment is changing by end-market, geographic, region, and machine technology. Presentations can be in-person or via webinar.

If you are interested in having a member of our team speak at your event please call 513-527-8800 or email us by completing the form at the bottom of this page.

Meet Our Speakers

Steven Kline, Jr.

Chief Data Officer

Steven Kline, Jr. has been providing financial analysis and economic forecasts for Gardner Publications, Inc. (publisher of Products Finishing) since 2005. While he has a degree in civil engineering from Vanderbilt University and a MBA with an emphasis on finance from the University of Cincinnati, Steven views forecasting as more of an art than a science. Therefore, his analysis focuses on trends between different data sets to determine where the economy (and, more importantly, the metalworking industry) may be headed.

Michael Guckes

Chief Economist/Director of Analytics

Michael has 15 years of experience in forecasting and modeling using advanced statistical techniques. He has successfully applied his expertise at multi-billion dollar companies in the construction, banking and insurance fields. Michael received his BA in Economics and Political Science from Kenyon College and his MBA from The Ohio State University.

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Interested in having a member of our team speak at your event?

Please call 513-527-8800, or email us by completing and submitting the form below.