Thursday, November 1, 2018
*This program is subject to change without notice. Please refer to this website for updates.
7:30 am -8:45 am | Breakfast, Name Badge Pick Up, and Networking
8:45 am | Opening Session | Welcome Remarks
Introduction to Program by SentrumGlobalTrade, DFW International Airport, and the Dean of Consular Corps- North Texas.
9:00 am | Session I: Global Trade Trends Speakers present the outlook of global trade and its impact on geopolitics and economic order covering topics such as new economic blocs, plurilateral trade agreements under negotiation, what can be gained from substantially widespread trade, and which Latin American and Asian markets are expected to grow.
10:00 am | Session II: International Chamber of Commerce Actions and Interactions
Chambers of Commerce Leaders speak about institutional differences and depending on their countries, what their missions are, and how they interact with each other to go beyond simply fostering private sector development.
10:45 am | BREAK
11:00 am | Session III: Trade and Investment Trends
Three of four country members of the Pacific Alliance have newly elected government officials in 2018. Panelists will discuss the new trade and investment action plans these governments have in place to approach high-value and perishable markets in the Pacific and how involved these Pacific countries are.
11:40 am | Session IV: Dallas Fort Worth: Connectivity and Accessibility
This panel highlights the benefits of joint business ventures with DFW International Airport. These joint business ventures can provide efficient, seamless connections for people doing business throughout the Americas and the Asia/Pacific region.
12:20 pm | BREAK
12:40 pm | Export Achievement Certificates Presentation Ceremony and Luncheon
Keynote speaker will address the audience and present the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Achievement Certificate (EAC) to the selected exporters for their trade activities with the participant countries.
The EAC was created in 2001 by the Commercial Service to recognize U.S. companies, particularly SMEs, for their exporting activities.
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm| International Procurement Matchmaking
Private Meetings with Chambers of Commerce Representatives, Trade Commissioners, and Chief Procurement Officers will be available in a private meeting room to meet one-on-one with private companies who have registered for a meeting.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Opportunity for international guests to visit areas and businesses of interest.
Sponsors and Collaborating Partners