Summit Notebook

AUDIO – For Nordson — “Get ‘em right, or get ‘em out”

February 25, 2009

Throughout the current recession, many of the companies’ executives at this week’s Reuters Manufacturing and Transportation Summit have found an opportunity to review, pare back and possibly add on to their existing business mixes.

AUDIO-Pirate Avoidance 101

February 24, 2009

The best way to avoid pirates on the open seas? Outrun them, said Seaspan CEO Gerry Wang, speaking to the Reuters Manufacturing and Transportation Summit on Tuesday.

AUDIO-Looking for a bottom? Keep looking…

February 23, 2009

The U.S. is more than a year into the current recession, but things are still looking nasty. At least that’s what Bill Zollars, chief executive of trucking company YRC, believes.

from Ruben Ramirez:

And we’re off…

February 23, 2009

The Manufacturing and Transportation Summit in Chicago kicks off our 2009 global coverage of Reuters Summits. Over the next 41 weeks we'll bring you exclusive interviews from around the world with corporate executives, government leaders and others who can give us key insights into what's ahead for their industries. First off, to get us ready for a more in-depth look at the manufacturing industry we spent a day last week in Rock Hill, SC home to two of Terex's (TEX.N) manufacturing operations. Rock Hill is located just about 20 minutes south of Charlotte, NC. Terex Hydra Platforms manufactures a product that looks like something out of the movie Transfomers. Check out the story:

Mattresses and pillows, a diversified portfolio

December 5, 2008

With financial markets in turmoil and the U.S. economy in recession, we asked top entertainment and sports executives at the Reuters Media Summit for some investment advice.

Your Blockbuster guy is really Movie Cupid

December 5, 2008

In tough times, perhaps the maxim “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” is even more true.

WSJ reporters get, dig change

December 4, 2008

We and the rest of the media world that covered News Corp and Rupert Murdoch’s acquisition of Dow Jones & Co had no shortage of reporters at The Wall Street Journal telling us how bad life was going to get. Among the complaints was the paper’s increasing focus on politics and non-business news. Wasn’t this “diluting the brand” as they say in mediaspeak?

Zelnick: Welcome to the emergency room

December 4, 2008

Strauss Zelnick, chairman of Take Two Interactive, has a bone to pick with the media: He doesn’t like the two words “Financial” and ”Crisis.” At least not when they are used to describe the current state of economic affairs.

Video – Siriusly passionate

December 4, 2008

Sirius XM Radio Chief Executive Mel Karmazin was literally wearing his passion for XM on his sleeves as he showed off his cufflinks to reporters at the Reuters Media Summit on Wednesday in New York.