Paradigm Shift A Destabilizing World

MAY 22-25, 2017
Omni Orlando Resort/ Orlando, Florida
We’re sorry, but the SIC 2017 is now sold out!

If you still wish to attend, you can contact us via email or by calling 1-877-631-6311 inside the US or 1-602-626-3100 outside the US. We will make every effort to accommodate you.

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About SIC

Dear Friends,

I invite you to join me for what I think is the best economic gathering on Earth: the Mauldin Economics Strategic Investment Conference.


Our 2017 event will take place in a new venue, with a host of new speakers. We have to keep many of these speakers hush-hush for now. But I can guarantee they’re of the same blue-ribbon caliber as in years past.

The SIC keeps getting better every year. And that’s not just my opinion—it’s why it probably has more repeat attendees than any conference I know. I also expect to see many new faces in the crowd. I hope one of them will be yours.

We are living in a world of shifting paradigms… closing borders, deglobalization, rising populism, and central bankers out of ammunition. It’s unprecedented. For the first time ever, globalization is a dirty word.

Think the events of 2016 were shocking? We’re just getting started. Geopolitical events have never weighed so heavily on your portfolios, so that is where we will look for answers.

At SIC 2017 you will...

Hear some of the world’s top economic and geopolitical experts analyze the past and project the future.

Meet like-minded people with the same thirst for knowledge that drives you and me.

Learn how the events of the coming months and years will affect you, your clients, and everyone’s money.

If you’ve never been to the SIC, there is no time to waste. Get your ticket today before they’re gone—and I’ll see you in Orlando in May.

Your only getting started analyst,
John Mauldin
Chairman, Mauldin Economics


People say John Mauldin has the best rolodex on Wall Street. He always gives it a good spin and brings in both old friends and new faces. Watch this page for more speaker announcements as the conference draws closer.

Click on the photos below to learn more about each guest speaker. Additional speakers will be added as they are confirmed.

Hear from Past Attendees...

"I attend the conference to understand what’s going on in the world and to understand what could happen. These conferences are stimulating intellectual events that make you think."

- Bill F.

"I’ll admit I was somewhat skeptical when you claimed it was the “best conference,” but after last year I couldn’t praise SIC 2014 enough to my colleagues."

- Danny A.

"Every presenter [at SIC] held my interest and I learned several new facts or insights from each. The mix of speakers was excellent."

- B.F.

Speaker Testimonials...

"At SIC, one comes to expect the high caliber speakers and presenters but I am always impressed by the caliber attendees as well. They ask tough, challenging questions. I’m never quite sure who is the student and who is the teacher when I go to SIC. Every investor will benefit from SIC. Investors who want to win should go every year."

– Dr. Lacy Hunt

"SIC is an event I've travelled to many time from my base in Hong Kong. It is a premier economic conference—one I consider among the industry's best. This is due not only to high caliber of my fellow speakers but also of the attendees of SIC. Every investor should go to John Mauldin’s conference once in their life, if not every year!"

- Louis-Vincent Gave

"John Mauldin's Strategic Investment Conference is an annual event I do not miss. I've not only presented at the past 6 SICs but attended the entire event each time. The faculty always consists of an impressive collection of the financial industry's best. Each year I leave with numerous thought-provoking insights and investing ideas."

- David Rosenberg

Agenda (subject to revision as speakers and events confirmed)


Registration Open


PM General Sessions

  • 5:00pm–5:10pmWelcome - Olivier Garret // CEO // Mauldin Economics + John Mauldin // Chairman // Mauldin Economics
  • 5:10pm–6:00pmGeorge Friedman // Founder + Chairman // Geopolitical Futures

Welcome Reception - Osceola Foyer


Buffet Breakfast - Osceola Foyer


AM General Session - Osceola Ballroom

  • 8:00am–8:50amDavid Rosenberg // Chief Economist and Strategist // Gluskin Sheff
  • 8:50am–9:40amLouis Gave // Co-Founder // Gavekal Research
  • 9:40am–10:10am30 Minute Break - Osceola Foyer
  • 10:15am–11:10amEnergy Panel: Ross Beaty // Marin Katusa // Moderator: Grant Williams
  • 11:10am–12:05pmExpert Panel: Lacy Hunt // David Rosenberg // Louis Gave // Raoul Pal // Moderator: Martin Barnes

Buffet Lunch - Osceola Foyer & Ballroom Commons


PM General Sessions - Osceola Ballroom

  • 1:15pm–2:05pmPippa Malmgren // Founder // DRPM Group
  • 2:05pm–2:55pmHarald Malmgren // Founder // Malmgren Global + Pippa Malmgren // Founder // DRPM Group
  • 2:55pm–3:25pm30 Minute Break // Osceola Foyer
  • 3:30pm–4:20pmIan Bremmer // President // Eurasia Group
  • 4:20pm–5:30pmExpert Panel: Ian Bremmer // George Friedman // Harald Malmgren // Pippa Malmgren // Moderator: Jonathan Roth
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Evening Reception - Pool Area


Buffet Breakfast - Osceola Foyer


AM General Sessions - Osceola Ballroom

  • 8:00am–8:50amRaoul Pal // Editor, The Global Macro Investor + Grant Williams // Author, Things That Make You Go Hmmm...
  • 8:50am–9:40amMark Hart III - Chairman + CIO // Corriente Advisors
  • 9:40am–10:10am30 Minute Break - Osceola Foyer
  • 10:15am–11:05amDr. Lacy Hunt // Executive Vice President // Hoisington Investment Management
  • 11:05–11:55pmMartin Barnes // Chief Economist // BCA Research + Lakshman Achuthan // Co-Founder // Economic Cycle Research Institute

Buffet Lunch - Osceola Foyer


PM General Sessions - Osceola Ballroom

  • 1:05pm–1:55pmMarc Faber // Author + Publisher // Gloom, Boom & Doom Report
  • 1:55pm–2:45pmPeter Boockvar // Author // The Boock Report + David Zervos // Chief Market Strategist //Jefferies
  • 2:45pm–3:15pm30 Minute Break - Osceola Foyer
  • 3:20pm–4:20pmBiotech Panel: Dr. Ray Takigiku // Dr. Michael West // Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov // Moderator: Patrick Cox
  • 4:20pm–5:40pmExpert Panel: Martin Barnes // Marc Faber // Jared Dillian // David Zervos // Moderator: Peter Boockvar
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Reception and Dinner - Golf Course Commons

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Matt Ridley - Author, The Evolution of Everything


Buffet Breakfast - Osceola Foyer


AM General Sessions - Osceola Ballroom

  • 8:00am–8:50amMark Yusko // Founder + CEO + CIO // Morgan Creek Capital Management
  • 8:50am–9:40amJohn Mauldin // Chairman // Mauldin Economics
  • 9:40am–10:10am30 Minute Break - Osceola Foyer
  • 10:15am–11:05amNeil Howe // Author + Managing Director of Demography // Hedgeye Risk Management
  • 11:05–12:00pmExpert Panel: George Friedman // Neil Howe // Matt Ridley // Mark Yusko // Moderator: John Mauldin

Continuing Education Credits: SIC attendance offers continuing education credit for Certified Financial Planners (CFP®), Certified Investment Management Analysts (CIMA), and Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA). Exact number of credits to be announced closer to the event.

Your conference registration fee includes:

  • Admission to all general session presentations
  • All conference materials
  • Access to the conference app, including downloadable speaker presentations
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Breakfast on all 3 days, and lunch on the 2 full days
  • Evening networking
  • Seated dinner Wednesday evening



SIC 2017 is moving! Our venue will be the beautiful Omni Orlando Resort in Florida. The hotel is a quick trip from either Orlando Airport or Orlando International Airport.

Special Conference Rate: starts at $239 per night. Mention SIC when making reservations. Please note that this discounted SIC price will be only available until the SIC room block is exhausted, regular room rates will apply afterwards.

The Omni Orlando is also offering a special rate for those of you who wish to extend in your stay in the Sunshine State for some post-SIC R&R—the hotel is surrounded by 36 holes of championship Orlando golf, and located within 25 minutes of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld.

Click here to reserve your room online or call direct 1.800.843.6664 and be sure to mention Mauldin Economics SIC 2017.

As the SIC is truly international in scope, attendees can also avail of an exclusive discount on United Airlines flights from anywhere in the world.* Please call United Airlines at 1-800-864-8331 or visit their website to book using code ZXU4795679.

*except Japan

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We’re sorry, but the SIC 2017 is now sold out!

If you still wish to attend, you can contact us via email or by calling 1-877-631-6311 inside the US or 1-602-626-3100 outside the US. We will make every effort to accommodate you.

Contact Us