Automation Alley, in partnership with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the East Michigan District Export Council, will host Global Economic and Industry Outlook for 2014 and Beyond, featuring international business experts discussing the shifting dynamics of globalization. The event is 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Automation Alley Headquarters, 2675 Bellingham, Troy. The event will include how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of the opportunities and challenges of doing business overseas. It will feature case studies from company executives, who will share their firsthand insights about the industries and countries or regions around the world where growth opportunities for small and medium-size companies are particularly strong. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 for members and $40 for nonmembers in advance. Register at www.automationalley.com or call 800-427-5100.