Thursday, November 1, 2018

*This program is subject to change without notice. Please refer to this website for updates.

7:30 am -8:40 am | Breakfast, Name Badge Pick Up, and Networking

8:40 am | Opening Session | Welcome RemarksSpeakers: Patricia Moore, Chair of the Summit and CEO SentrumGlobalTrade John Ackerman, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, DFW International Airport

8:50 am | Session I: Global Trade Trends                                                                                            Global trade is constantly influenced by the changing world geopolitical climate. Our Speakers present the outlook of global trade trends including new economic blocs, plurilateral trade agreements under negotiation and the astounding growth projections from the Latin American and Asian markets.

Hiroki Takeuchi, Ph. D, Director Sun & Star Program Tower Center SMU (Japan-East Asia),
Ralph ChowRegional Director, Americas of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (Hong Kong, China);
The Honourable Timothy Groser -New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S.A. (Southeast Asia - Pacific Alliance)

9:35 am | Session II: Transnational Organizations Actions and Interactions
The transnational organization representatives will speak about their unique institutional type differences, their missions, the private sector and government co-investment in their business members, their regional interactions, and how they assist foreign companies to fostering private sector development.

Ricardo Triana SotoExecutive Director and CEO, Council of American Enterprises (CEA)
Urmil Shah, Chairman of International Business Council, Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber Commerce
Juan Jose Del Real, Trade and Investment Commissioner, ProColombia
Fernand Fernandez, Board Member and Former President US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC)

10:35 am | BREAK

10:50 am | Session III: Innovation, Investment, and Productivity Flows
The Latin American perishable goods trade to Asian countries is growing exponentially. Panelists will share their governments' trade and investment action plans to assist exporters and examine the impact of close trade relations with Texas.

The Honorable Peter McGauranConsul General of Australia, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner
Delon ChanConsul and Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada 
Fernando MartíTrade and Investment Commissioner, ProMexico
Elsa Manzanares, LLP Partner, International Trade and Customs, Akerman LLP 

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.

Dr. Terrance L. PohlenPh .D, CTL,  Associate Dean for Operations & Research & Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management - UNT
Dr. M. Ray Perryman, President and CEO The Perryman Group

12:20 pm I Closing Remarks for the Conference Program The Honorable Michael S. Rawlings: City of Dallas Mayor

12:30 pm | North Texas DEC Exporter and Service Provider of the Year Award Ceremony and Luncheon
The North Texas District Export Council (NT DEC) will present the Exporter and Service Provider of the Year Award to the U.S. selected exporters. The NT DEC Award honors a U.S. business leader in the U.S. territory whose success is noteworthy and based on a planned that got the company to achieve one of the following - 1) exported a U.S. good or service for the first time; 2) to a new foreign market; or 3) a new product line to an international market to which the exporter previously has exported.

Nathan Muncaster, President, NT DEC
To Be Announced 

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.

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