2024 Global Economic Forecast



Event date/time: January 9, 2024 from 10:30pm – 2:00pm 

UW Fluno Center Skyview Room, 601 University Ave, Madison, WI (this is an In-person only event).

Kick-start 2024 with MITA’s annual Economic Forum on January 9th with a distinguished speaker who is not only an accomplished economist but also a renowned U.S. customs expert, Pete Mento from DSV Logistics

As businesses navigate the complexities of an ever-evolving economic climate, Pete will share perspectives that can be directly applied to strategic decision-making. 

Attendees will not only gain a deeper understanding of economic dynamics but will also acquire practical knowledge that can be shared within their teams and organizations to stay ahead of the curve, make informed business decisions, and contribute to the success of your company in the dynamic global marketplace. 


    Pete Mento, Commercial Director at DSV Logistics

As the Commercial Director of Customs and International Trade at DSV, a global transport and logistics provider, Pete manages client-facing responsibilities for customs, consulting, and compliance services. With over 30 years of experience, Pete has developed a strong expertise in duty minimization, audit defense, and cargo security programs, helping clients save over $1 billion in duties, taxes, and fees throughout his career. He also serves on the Federal Maritime Commission’s National Shipper Advisory Committee (NSAC)  representing the viewpoints of his organization and the e-commerce industry on policies relating to competitiveness, reliability, integrity and fairness of the international ocean freight delivery system.


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM   Registration & Networking
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM   Lunch
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM     Welcome, Opening Remarks, Speaker Remarks
1:45 PM – 2:00 PM       Q & A Session and Closing Remarks

Cost of Admission: In -person (with lunch included): MITA Members $50; Non-members $75.

Note:  As a member, please insure your membership is up to date and please use the e-mail associated with your MITA membership when registering for this event.   



The Key-program Sponsor for the January 9 event is Wells Fargo  

MITA’s events are Co-sponsored by its Platinum Sponsors:  M.E. Dey &Co, WEDC, FTI Consulting and Star7.




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