Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated
BIOGRAPHYJon Devine is Senior Economist with Cotton Incorporated. In this role, he conducts economic research, including cotton price analysis and a range of other industry-specific projects. Jon delivers market outlook presentations at conferences around the world and is in regular contact with many of the world’s leading textile and apparel companies.
Jon is the author of Cotton Incorporated’s Monthly Economic Letter and Executive Cotton Update. His research is regularly featured in a range of trade publications and he has been quoted by leading news organizations including Bloomberg, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and the Financial Times. Jon is a regular feature on RFD TV and his commentary is consistently presented on agricultural radio networks across the country.
9:00 am - 9:45 am
COVID & the Global Fiber Market
The COVID pandemic is the macro event of our lifetimes. The shutdowns and slowdowns it caused have meant a collapse in demand across industries. This talk explores the effects on the global cotton market, from fiber through retail, and discusses how COVID fits into longer-term issues such as the rise in US-China tensions.