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Event Presentations 2012

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California Meets Panama, the Global Trade Connection
9th annual Global California Conference
June 22, 2012 - San Jose, CA

The Expansion of the Panama Canal and its impact in the United States
Juan Sosa, former Ambassador to Panama in Washington D.C. and current President of the U.S.- Panama Business Council (USPA)
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U.S. Exports and Imports to Panama Overview
Shannon Fraser, Senior International Trade Specialist, Silicon Valley Export assistance Center, U.S. DOC Foreign Commercial Service
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PANEL I - The Power of Free Zones, Special Economic Areas (SEA) and Strategic Business Centers in Panama

Henry Kardonski, Founder, Panama Pacifico.
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Roger Royse, Managing Director for London & Regional Panama, Royse Law Firm, PC
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Sonia Anton, Marketing Director, Colon Panama Free Zone - Multimodal Logistic Center of the Americas.
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Joseph Hedges, International Program Manager, City of San Jose Economic Development.
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PANEL II - ‘How to’ do business in Panama

Murphy Lim, International Account Executive, FedEx Services.
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Robert Krieger, President, Krieger Worldwide
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Matt Nakachi, International Trade Counsel, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.
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PANEL III - The Benefits of Diversifying Real Estate Opportunities in Panama and California

Michelle Hazlett, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
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Daryl Ries, International Public Relations, Fundacion Opera Panama, International Sales Agent, Joe Branca Realty
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Alvaro Cabal Lachman, Chief Executive Officer, Nearshore Developments
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PANEL IV - What Does The Panama FTA and Canal Expansion Mean to the California Maritime Industry and Trade and Project Financing?

Robert Shoffner, Senior Vice President / Managing Director, Citi Commercial Bank
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Ron Brown, Maritime Commodities Representative, Maritime Division, Port of Oakland
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Daniel Robin, Senior Partner, In3 Finance Group
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Jerry Avila, Regional Manager, SBA Export Express Loan Guarantee Program, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
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