WTD 2020 Virtual
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June 26, 2020

Featured Speakers

Joanne Chu

Joanne Chu

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York
Bart Edes

Bartlet W. Edes

Chief Representative
Asian Development Bank
Darrel Hulsey

Darrel Hulsey

International Trade Specialist
Small Business Development Center, UGA
Susan Kintanar

Susan Kintanar

Regional Director
Export Import Bank of the United States
David Leonard

David Leonard

Export Finance Manager
US Small Business Administration
Roger Mahler

Roger N. Mahler

Principal Member Technical Staff
AT&T, Public Sector / IoT Solutions
Carlos Henrique De Abreu

Carlos Henrique Moojen de Abreu e Silva

Consul General
Andrew Morrison

Andrew Morrison

Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte
Thomas Nelson

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Nelson

Cyber Tactical Operations Center, US Army Cyber Command
Phillip Parmer

Phillip Parmer

Senior Manager
Global IT Security Engineering and Architecture AGCO
Nathan Reagan Invest Atlanta

Nathan Regan

Senior Vice President of Economic Development
Invest Atlanta
Charles Shapiro

Ambassador Charles Shapiro

World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Andrew Staunton

Andrew Staunton

Consul General
United Kingdom
Anat Sultan-Dadon

Anat Sultan-Dadon

Consul General
George Tracy

George Tracy

Atlanta USEAC
Cesar Vence

Cesar Vence

Deputy Director
Mayor’s Office of International Affairs (MOIA)
Mary Waters

Mary Waters

Deputy Commissioner, International Trade
Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)
John Woodward

John Woodward

Vice President, Global Commerce
Metro Atlanta Chamber
Henry Yu

Henry Yu

Hong Kong Association of Atlanta


All Day Registration, Networking and Global Exchanges and International Pavilion 7:30am – 4:30pm

Welcome & Introduction

Sponsor Remarks

Morning Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Nelson

Morning Keynote Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Nelson

Topic: TBD

Morning Parallel Breakout Panel Discussions

Morning Parallel Breakout Panel Discussions

Geopolitical Forces Impacting International Market Opportunities

International markets continue to fluctuate, creating opportunities but also uncertainty and risk.  Regional economic slowdowns threatening a global slowdown, US trade wars with Asia and Europe, continued uncertainty around the Brexit deal, the impacts of the recently ratified United State-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), buy-in to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, and geopolitical forces around the world are affecting global growth. How are countries adjusting their trade and investment strategies to take advantage of new opportunities while minimizing risks? What do these changes mean for your firm’s growth?

Moderator – Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta (Confirmed)


Mr. Andrew Staunton, Consul General, UK (Confirmed)

Mrs. Anat Sultan-Dadon, Consul General, Israel (Confirmed)

Mr. Carlos Henrique Moojen de Abreu e Silva, Consul General, Brazil (Confirmed)

Joanne Chu, Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York (Confirmed)

Mrs. Aishatu Aliyu Musa, Consul General, Nigeria (Confirming)

Financing Your Global Expansion: Uncovering Alternative Sources of Funding That Help Your Bottom Line

Changes in traditional trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) finance as well as disruptions caused by the growth of FinTech offer a wider range of financial resources to support your global expansion. This panel discussion covers both traditional and alternative sources of finance, foreign exchange management, as well as creative ways to match finance with export, import and FDI opportunities. 

Moderator: Tom Strauss – Regional Director, US Dept of Commerce (Confirmed)


Susan Kintanar, Regional Director, Export Import Bank of the United States (Confirmed)

David Leonard, Export Finance Manager, US Small Business Administration (Confirmed)

Darrel Hulsey, International Trade Specialist, Small Business Development Center, UGA (Confirmed)

Asian Development Bank (ADB):  Bartlet W. Edes, Chief Representative, Asian Development Bank, North America Office (Confirmed)

Henry Yu, President, Hong Kong Association of Atlanta (Confirmed)

Strategy Workshop: Website Globalization Seminar with US Commercial Service

Facilitated by George Tracy, Director of the Atlanta US Commercial Service, this workshop will share insights about the low-cost to no-cost modifications to internationalize your website.  The US Commercial Service, part of the US Department of Commerce, promotes US products and services abroad.  The information provided is offered by the US Commercial Service’s Task Force on Website Optimization to businesses to assist them in maximizing their sales potential overseas.

Luncheon & Introductions

Luncheon and Introductions

Luncheon and Introductions of Key International Trade and Investment Organizations in Atlanta

Mary Waters, Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) (Confirmed)

Cesar Vence, Mayor’s Office of International Affairs (MOIA) (Confirmed)

John Woodward, Vice President, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (Confirmed)

Max Sutherland, President & CEO, WTC Atlanta

Nathan Regan, Invest Atlanta (Confirmed)

US Export Assistance Center

John C. Portman Global Leadership Award

Afternoon Plenary Keynote Speaker

Afternoon General Assembly Panel

How Cybersecurity Affects Georgia’s Key Industry Leaders

How Cybersecurity Affects Georgia's Key Industry Leaders

“Georgia ranks 11th in the country in imports and seventh in exports. Many of the state’s largest companies are dependent on international trade.” In the digital age, IT is the backbone of doing business and cybersecurity is critical to business success. This panel will discuss the latest technologies to combat global threats and the risks of not focusing sufficient resources on cybersecurity. The panelists will also discuss respective industry trends and opportunities for attendees to focus on innovative solutions when expanding their global presence and competing for market share – from the ability to leverage talent to sustainable technologies designed to meet increasing global demand. 

Moderator:  Andrew Morrison, Principal, Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte (Confirmed) 


Phillip Parmer, Sr. Manager, IT Security Engineering, AGCO (FUSE & Precision Farming Solutions) (Confirmed)

Equifax (Confirming)

NCR (Invited)

Roger Mahler, AT&T (Confirmed)

Closing Reception and Networking

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