John Sitilides Geopolitical & Geo-Economic Strategist - Expert in Global Affairs and American Politics

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“Your passion for and understanding of the strategic geopolitical challenges facing the United States and global community are inspiring. Your presentation was excellent.”

Al Checchi, Checchi Capital Advisers LLC

“May be the most fascinating presentation I have ever seen at an event. Global geopolitics and the impact on trade, economies, and business. This is brilliant.”

Christopher Barger, Senior Communications Director, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

“Your presentation was absolutely fascinating and one of the most interesting presentations I have ever attended.”

Christopher Gimson, Director, Aon Risk Solutions/Global Broking Centre

“John Sitilides gave our keynote talk on geo-political risks at the GAIM Ops Cayman event in April 2017, a 500+ person event for COO/CCO/CFOs in the alternative investment industry. I’ve been working in conferences for 5 years and I can honestly say it was one of the best talks I’ve seen. John provided fascinating insights on geo-political issues including Russia, China, the Middle East, North Korea and Europe – using simple techniques like turning maps on their side to really bring a new perspective to understanding the issues and appreciating their significance on a whole new level. Mixed with cutting edge and up-to-date knowledge of the topics and latest political developments, and the fact John is an excellent and engaging speaker, made for a fascinating presentation. Our audience loved it. The room was packed and it’s been rated as a favorite session by many of the attendees. John is top of my list for any geo-political analysis in the future.”

Cosimo Montagu, Director & Editor-in-Chief, GAIM Ops & GAIM | KNect365

“Consistently rated your sessions as the very best - your expertise … is unequalled.”

Department of Military Strategy and Operations, National War College

“Your U.S. Naval War College presentation on "The Grand Arc of Economic Geography: Shaping the 21st Century" was very well received by our students and faculty. The audience appreciated the length and breadth of your analysis, and the presentation both of a compelling "big picture" as to where the world is heading in both geopolitical and geo-economic terms, and the ways in which you connected "dots" in East and South Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe together. It was a masterful performance and one that has provoked ongoing discussion and debate.”

Dr. Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair of Economic Geography and National Security, U.S. Naval War College

“You did a great job explaining all of the very significant issues facing us from all over the world.”

Greg Kushner, LIDO Consulting

“I thought your presentation at GAIM Ops London was brilliant. As an enthusiastic observer of world events, I found your presentation to be the most concisely informative and interesting presentation I have probably ever heard on the world's current and future trouble zones.”

Hugh Craigie Halkett, Financial Risk Mitigation, Inc.

“You were clearly the best presenter…You have a unique gift to succinctly wrap geopolitical issues into a coherent methodology of whom, why and how.”

Jan Ager Karel, Ager Consulting

“The thoughtful, comprehensive, understandable and practical view you brought to the complex problems and issues revolving around geopolitics truly enlightened and engaged the audience at P&I's Global Future of Retirement conference. Setting the tone on the second day of the event kept people talking, and your presentation was referred to numerous times by other speakers throughout the day.”

Michael Ocrant, Director of Conference Programming, Pensions & Investments Inc.

“Your talk was easily the best received one of the Family Office Wealth Management Forum.”

Randy Conone, Chief Investment Officer, MTrust

“Very much enjoyed your presentation - excellent poise, diction, delivery, substance, coordinated use of effective visuals, and audience connection - exemplary!”

Richard A. Bird, President, Bird Capital Group

“Our participants were greatly impressed and satisfied with the way you guided us through the political landscape of the contemporary United States. Your insights provided us with a clear and solid background to understand the current changes in America.”

Telenor ASA (Norwegian Telecommunications Corporation)

“You exhibit a rare ability to process difficult and complicated questions yet maneuvering skillfully down unexpected avenues, all the while substantively addressing virtually every issue presented to you, no matter how off-beat or unexpected.”

U.S. Department of State

“Thank you again for a spectacular presentation. You were superbly forceful, articulate, and persuasive, and I have heard nothing but compliments from our participants.”

Wofford College