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Agenda and Speakers

8am - 9am
Registration and Networking

9am - 9:30am
Opening remarks and GlobalCalifornia.com Overview

Tony Livoti, President, Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA), TradePort.org and GlobalCalifornia.com.
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Katherine Whitman, President, Valley International Trade Association (VITA)
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Andrew Sweibel, Vice President International, Bobrick Washroom Equipment.
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation
Mr. Sweibel will discuss how his small company that has been in business for 106 years and is exporting to 90 countries for over 40 years uses the trade promotion services offered by the U.S. Commercial Service and non-profits, such as, VITA to attain success.

9:30am - 10:15am
Panel I - Logistics - Sponsored by FedEx Services
Shipping logistics are the "key" elements to assure success for any kind of global trade transaction. The issues of cost, security, supply chain transparency and compliance must be addressed cost-effectively and efficiently for maximum profits. This panel will explore all of these issues from their unique perspective.

Moderator
Steve Arnold, Regional International Sales Manager, FedEx Services

Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Panelists


Wayne Jepson, Head of Sales, Panalpina
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Katherine Romero,Acting Section Chief, Trade Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Los Angeles / Long Beach Seaport
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Norman Arikawa, International Trade Development Manager, Port of Los Angeles
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

10:15am - 11am
Panel II - Legal
The legal ramifications of a global trade transaction can sometimes be very challenging for small business and their limited funds. Not fully understanding the nuances of an international transaction can be a deal killer without proper legal advice and direction. This panel will explore these issues and discuss methods small businesspeople can employ to make sure that the goals of their transaction are obtained.

Panel Presentations

Panelists

Brent Caslin, Principal, Jenner & Block LLP
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Michael Newman, Principal, Daar & Newman a Professional Law Corporation
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Matthew Neco, General Counsel, Docstoc, Inc.

Speaker bio

11am - 11:15am
Break

11:15am - 12noon
Panel III - Global Marketing - Sponsored by PIERS - Global Intelligence Solutions- UBM Global Trade
Marketing abroad can be daunting and expensive and that's why small businesses need expert advice and direction when developing new foreign markets. This panel will explore new online global marketing solutions, in addition to the good old way of people-to-people marketing strategies.

Moderator:
Joe Davis, Pacific Regional Sales Manager, PIERS - Global Intelligence Solutions- UBM
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Panelists

Leslie Levy August, Secretary General, Trade Bridge International, Inc.
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Christopher Baker, Public Relations and Kentaro Nakagawa, Director, Research and Business Support Assistance, Japan External Trade Organization, Los Angeles
Baker's bio, Nakagawa's bio.
Baker's Presentation
Nakagawa's Presentation

Stacy Sun, CEO, Asia Pacific-USA Chamber of Commerce
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

12noon - 1pm
Lunch break

Keynote Speaker
Jerome E. Horton, Chairman, California State Board of Equalization
Speaker bio

Speaker Presentation
There are specific federal, state, and local tax incentive programs that most California employers are not aware of and do not take full advantage of in meeting their business needs.  Mr. Horton will explain these programs in more detail so California exporters and importers can take advantage of these tax incentive programs and be more competitive in the global marketplace.

GlobalCalifornia.com 'sneak preview'.
Lunch sponsor 'Hunter Communications' Presentation - Matthew Hunter.

1pm - 1:45pm
Panel IV - Trade Finance - Sponsored by UPS
The National Export Initiative (NEI) has focused on helping companies finance their trade transactions to increase exports and create jobs. The federal government's Stimulus Funds for export finance, foreign direct investment and other private finance solutions will be discussed.

Moderator
Noel Massie, President, UPS, Central California District
Speaker bio

Speaker Presentation

Panelists

Rob Guthrie, Business Development Officer, Renewable Energy & Environmental Exports, Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Edward Tang, Vice President, GBC International Bank.
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

Adam Kaae, Business Development Officer, UPS Capital North America
Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Panel V - Advocacy
American businesses are sometimes at the mercy of foreign agencies, government regulations and troublesome custom procedures. Having the right person on your side to advocate your interests in a foreign country when disputes occur is a great service that the USDOC and certain non-profit organizations offer their members and clients. This panel will cover these advocacy services from both the private and public sector perspectives.

Moderator:
Rachid Sayouty, Director, U.S. Department of Commerce

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Speaker Presentation

Panelists

Bobby Hines, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Los Angeles
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Speaker Presentation

Randal Long, Chairman, Outreach & Publicity, Southern California Regional District Export Council (SCRDEC)
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Speaker Presentation

Maurice Kogon, Director, El Camino College Center for International Trade Development
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Speaker Presentation
Speaker Handout

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Panel VI - Government Agencies and Educational Institutions
California is a country-state with an economy that ranks 8th in the world. Our local businesses throughout the State are blessed with a plethora of foreign government agencies and industry associations that support their clients and members to conduct business in a foreign country effectively and efficiently. California is also home to the world’s leading educational institutions with many disciplines provided on all aspects of global trade. Hear the advice from the leading foreign government agencies, industry associations and educational institutions in California on how they can support your success in the foreign marketplace.

Panelists

Peter Laanen, International Trade Director, Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO)
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Speaker Presentation

Boon Ho Toh, Center Director, International Enterprise Singapore
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Speaker Presentation

Ing Phansavath, Program Manager, Department of Business, Management and Legal Programs, UCLA Extension

Speaker bio
Speaker Presentation

3:15pm
Networking and adjourn

Monterey Bay International Trade Association   P.O. Box 523, Santa Cruz, CA 95061   Phone 831-335-4780   Fax: 831-335-4822   Email: tlivoti@mbita.org