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Event Presentations 2014

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California's Super Region of Innovation - San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Monterey Bay
11th annual Global California conference
Dec 3, 2014 - Santa Cruz, CA

Monterey Bay…Innovation Through Lifestyle. Where Silicon Valley, California and the World comes to Relax, Explore, Enjoy and be Inspired
Geno Pini, President, China-California Golf Group
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PANEL 1
Trade & Investment Innovation Supported from Coast to Coast

Moderator:

Tony Livoti, President, Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) / TradePort.org
Co-founder, Brand Monterey Bay
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PANELISTS

Louis Stewart, Deputy Director, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) - State of California
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The Bay Area Council's Leadership in California's Super Region of Innovation
Del Christensen, Chief of Global Business Development, Bay Area Council
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Bridging Opportunity Between California and China
Gordon J. Hinkle, Vice President, Golden California Inc./California Center U.S. Operations
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How to promote transparency and trust through exchange between California and China?
Jun Wei, Founder, U.S-China Foundation for Exchange and Development
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PANEL 2
Linking Shandong, Shenzhen & Shanghai, China with Silicon Valley

Moderator:

China Silicon Valley - Link China and Silicon Valley
Victor Wang, President, China-Silicon Valley Association
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PANELISTS

The U.S.-China Trade & Innovation Center: A Next-Gen Think Tank Linking China and California's Super Regions
Donald J. Lewis, Chinese/USA Law Consultant
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U.S. Presence and Investment into China's High Tech Research Parks
Fiona Ma, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Emeritus, California State Board of Equalization (SBOE)
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TCL Research America - Cross-boundary Innovations and Collaborations
Haohong Wang, General Manager, TCL Research America
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Chinese Enterprise Association of Northern California- A bridge between China and USA companies
Ben Chen, President, Chinese Enterprise Association (CEA)
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Alan Seem, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP.
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PANEL 3
'Investors & International Innovation Super Highways'

Moderator:

Innovation Super Highways are the 21st Century Trade Routes
G. Stearns, Founder, Stearns & More Capital
Co-founder, Brand Monterey Bay
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PANELISTS

Manage Your Molecules! Or someone else will manage yours
Jim Hurd, Director, Green Science Exchange (GSE)
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Back to the Future: Innovation in Silicon Valley and the Strategic China-California Relationship
Shyam J. Kamath, Dean and Professor , College of Business, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
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Cradle to Greatness
Randy Williams, Founder & CEO, Keiretsu Forum
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Regional Projects foundations for International Super Region Projects
Sharon Sarris, Founder, Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance (MBEVA)
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PANEL 4
Marine Science and AgTech, the Hallmarks of 'Monterey Bay'

Moderator:

Healthy Ocean, Healthy Economy: Why marine science and ag tech are inextricably linked to the health and vibrancy of the Monterey Bay Region
Paul Michel, Superintendent, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS)
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PANELISTS

MarineTech and AgTech - Partners for the Water Management Challenge Here and Abroad
Dennis Donohue, President, Royal Rose LLC
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MBARI Overview and some new developments
Douglas Au, Director of Engineering, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
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Ag Energy Trends & Future Considerations
Nic Stover, CEO, CalCom Solar
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Educating Technical Professionals for a Blue Economy
Jill Zande, Associate Director, Co-Principal Investigator and Competition Coordinator, Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE), Monterey Peninsula College, Chair, Marine Technology Society-Monterey Bay
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PANEL 4
Global eCommerce and the 'Single Window'

Moderator:

The Emergence of 'Click & Chat' Trade Promotion Services
Rafael M. Lopes, Vice President, Senior Product Manager - International Trade Services & Trade Finance, City National Bank
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PANELISTS

Trade Finance Goes Online
Jim Faith, Principal, Trade Export Finance Online (TEFO)
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ACE and Beyond: An Advanced Single Window Model for California and the U.S.
Donald J. Lewis, Chinese/USA Law Consultant
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Leveraging "Virtual Trade" platforms for more cost effective expansion into overseas markets
Elizabeth Turner Fox, Senior Consultant - U.S. Programs, China Clean Tech Center (USCCTC) - Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET)
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Technology Trends that Enhance Global eCommerce
Eric Y. Tao, Director, Institute for Innovation & Economic Development (iiED), Professor and Chairman, School of Information Technology and Communication Design at California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB)
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