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Series of lectures

Peter Meier and the hpo forecasting team regularly report on the model and the impact of the economy on incoming orders for capital goods. Regular publication and lecture activities at various associations (such as Swissmem and CECIMO) are on the agenda. In 2020 Managing Director, Josua Burkart, held a presentation at Swissmem Symposium in Zürich.  In 2019 his book will also appear, in which the most important realisations of the last 20 years are summarised.

Swissmem Symposium August 27th, 2020
The Swissmem Symposium brings together decision-makers from the Swiss mechanical engineering, electrical and metal (MEM) industries. Josua Burkart of hpo forecasting again presented the economic outlook specifically for the capital goods industry. The overriding theme of this year’s symposium was “The Challenge of Decarbonization – Solutions from the MEM industries”. More information about the event in Lake Side Zurich can be found at

Swissmem Symposium August 29th, 2019
“What does the MEM industries have to expect in 2020” – this is the title of the presentation by Josua Burkart and Peter Meier on August 29th August at the 17th Swissmem Symposium in Lake Side Zurich. Join us for a glimpse into the near future of the Machinery industry and hear from many other exciting speakers what is driving the Machinery industry forward. Einladungsflyer Symposium 2019 Web (in German),

Book launch June 18th, 2019
“Are crises predictable?” – This was the topic of the panel discussion that Peter Meier (ETH Mechanical Engineer, inventor of the Peter Meier Forecast Model), Fred Gaegauf (Chairman of the Board of Directors, United Grinding Group), Manuel Ferreira (Head of Investment Strategy & Economic Research, Zürcher Kantonalbank) and Josua Burkart (Managing Director, hpo forecasting) discussed at the Zukunfthaus zur Zimmerleuten in Zurich on June 18th, 2019 at 18.00 h. Economy as an oscillatory system: wish or reality? Take a look into the crystal ball with experts! Read more here!

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