34th Annual World Trade Day

  • May 22, 2019
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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.

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WORLD TRADE DAY 2019 AGENDA
7:30am REGISTRATION – LOCATION: ACADEMIC INNOVATION CENTER

Breakfast

Sponsors’ Showcase

8:00am WELCOME REMARKS
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.

12:15pm LUNCHEON

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

3:45pm CLOSING RECEPTION

 

Venue:  

Address:
1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 02917, United States