Don’t miss this year’s opportunity to hear from global business professionals as we discuss current global trends and share opportunities for growth. One of the largest events of its kind, this annual event is attended by more than 500 individuals representing a wide range of industries and organizations both large and small, providing numerous opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking.
This year’s theme “Global Trends: Opportunities and Strategies” will address some of the pressing issues impacting local companies with a focus on sharing best practices, highlighting opportunities and exploring options.
|WORLD TRADE DAY 2019 AGENDA|
|7:30am||REGISTRATION – LOCATION: ACADEMIC INNOVATION CENTER
|8:15am||OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Presented by: Gilbert B. Kaplan, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce
|9:00am||MORNING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
“Trade Opportunities and Risks in a Smaller but More Complex World”
Presented by: Kenneth Moyle, Executive Vice President, Coface North America
|9:45am||MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1: (Concurrent Sessions)|
|1A. Beyond Cyber Security: The New Wave of Privacy Regulations
Keynote Presentation by: Alain Marcuse, Cyber Security Director, RSM US LLP
Moderated by: Mark Murphy, Editor, PBN
|1B. Global Trade Policy Updates: Brexit, USMCA and TPP
Presenters: Sarah A. Hopkins, Vice President, J.P. Morgan International Banking; Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director Mexico Institute, Wilson Center; Leslie Griffin, Principal, Allinea LLC
Introduced and Moderated by: Andrew F. Gelfuso, Vice President, TCMA and Director, World Trade Center, DC
|11:00am||MORNING BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2: (Concurrent Sessions)|
|2A. Global Strategies for Success: A Manufacturer’s Perspective
Keynote Presentation By: Christopher Shaker, Partner, Sr. Analyst, RSM US LLP
Panel Discussion by: Stuart Benton, President & CEO, Bradford Soap Works; John Eustis, Vice President, Engineering & Procurement, Toray Plastics (America), Inc.; Leslie Taito, CEO, Hope Global
|2B. Managing a Global Supply Chain
Keynote Presentation by: Jonathan Gold, VP Supply Chain and Customs Policy, National Retail Federation
Panel Discussion by: JoEllen Fiorenzano, President & CEO, Fashion Accessories First, F.A.F. Inc.; Ted Klowan, Jr., VP, Finance & Treasurer, Summer Infant, Inc.; Bette Little, Director of Global Logistics and Customs Compliance, Talbots Inc.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: “What does the future hold for US-China Trade?
Presented by: Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG)
Tribute to Ray Fogarty, former Director, the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University
Presentation of the John Hazen White, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
|1:40pm||AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 3 (Concurrent Sessions)|
|3A. Facing Today’s Challenges: Strategies for a Successful Import Program
Presented by: James Mulvehill, Sr. Manager, Tax, Trade & Customs, KPMG; Jason O’Brien, Solution Relationship Director, Customs & Trade, KPMG; John Riendeau, Director of Business Development, Foreign Trade Zone Manager, Commerce RI
|3B. 5G – The Race to Win!
Presented by: Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) and Paul B. Vasington, Director Public Policy, Verizon Communications.
|2:45pm||AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS 4 (Concurrent Sessions)|
|4A. First Steps Toward Cyber Security
Presented by: Jean Lehman, NIST Standards Project Manager, POLARIS MEP
|4B. Emerging Markets: Africa, India and Vietnam
Presented by: Keith Yatsuhashi, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce, RI and Dan Schobel, Sales Vice President, Coface North America