SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Focus.com, the leading community for business expertise, with more than 1 million members and over 5,000 business and technology experts, today announced it will be hosting another expert roundtable teleconference on Japan, entitled "Impact of the Japan Crisis on the Japanese Economy and International Trade". The event will be taking place live today on March 31 at 8 am PDT / 11 am EDT, and will be open for free to all Focus.com members and experts.
Following a successful roundtable on March 23, 2011, entitled "The Crisis in Japan: An Analysis of the Economic and Political Fallout" (MP3 file now available), this week's Focus Expert Roundtable will address the business impacts of Japan's recent disaster -- primarily on the country's economy and on international trade. The panel will speak in detail about the short-term and long-term effects on Japan's businesses; anticipated changes in global trade; and the ongoing consequences economies should expect to face following the crisis.
Scott Albro, CEO of Focus.com, will moderate the panel discussion with three well-renowned authorities on Japanese business topics, including:
- Rajiv Biswas, the Senior Director and Asia Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, who has extensive experience in economic analysis in the Asia-Pacific region and has published widely on a range of economic, trade and investment-related topics.
- Bill Visnic, the Chief Analyst at AutoObserver, who has covered and provided analysis of the auto industry for trade and consumer media outlets for nearly 20 years.
- Shawn Dubravac, the Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), who has been widely published on the topics of finance, economics and technology.
"Since last week's Focus Expert Roundtable focused on both the economic and political impacts of Japan's recent events, we wanted to offer our growing community of 1 million members a roundtable devoted entirely to the business impacts -- in addition to the rich Q&A forum, in-depth research, and practical business advice Focus.com offers daily," said Scott Albro, CEO of Focus. "We look forward to seeing our community of engaged business professionals interact with our expert panelists on this very relevant business topic."
The Focus Expert Roundtables are 45-minute teleconference events, and for each, there is one Lead Expert and two to four Expert Panelists. The Lead Expert moderates four to seven questions and drives the discussion as the Expert Panelists weigh in with thoughts, answers and feedback of their own. Questions asked during the event are also posted on Focus.com, and Expert Panelists will continue to answer questions on the site following the event.
It is entirely free to join Focus.com, and members can listen live to the teleconference, download the audio file and read the transcript. Additionally, all Roundtable transcripts are made available to members for free following each event via stylized PDF documents.
Participants can access the Impact of the Japan Crisis teleconference via the following lines:
- Toll-free Dial-In Number: (866) 951-1151
- International Dial-In Number: (201) 590-2255
- Conference Number : 4999006
For more information about the Focus Expert Roundtable events, and to access instructions on how to register as a Focus business expert, as well as gain access to the latest business research and expertise on the Focus network as a member, please visit www.focus.com.
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