Thank you for making the 3rd Annual World Trade Day a tremendous success!

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World Trade Day 2019 Group

Sponsors

Emory Work Smarter
Georgia
Tempus
Canada
Choose Forsyth
GSU Robinson
Georgia Tech Ciber
Greater Womens Business Council
Atlanta Airport
Mullins
Ogletree Deakins
Pivot Global Partners
Sam Nunn School
Solar Tyme
Sts Worldwide
Turkish Airlines

Partners

Insead
Wharton
Next Generation Manufacturing
MIT School Of Management
Experis
Georgia Bio
Financial Executives International
Harvard Business School Club Atlanta
Michigan Ross School Of Business
The University Of Georgia Terry College Of Business
Beta Gamma Sigma
Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association
Newport Board Group
London Business School
Duke Fuqua School Of Business
Cornell Johnson
Yale Management
Stanford
Gsu Ciber
Georgia Manufacturing Alliance
Atlanta Business School Alliance
Market Access International
Metro Atlanta Chamber

Sponsorship opportunities available to meet your needs, from $500 table-tops to the $20,000 Platinum level!

To discuss, please contact:

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres, Chair at diane@marketaccessintl.com or call 404-374-7682

Max Sutherland, Vice Chair at max@wtcatlanta.com or call 914-374-1250

About World Trade Day

Continuing a Trade & Investment Legacy

In 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt officially proclaimed a national observance in the United States each May of the benefits of global trade. Each U.S. President since then has renewed this declaration, asking for communities across the nation for their commitment.

The World Trade Center Atlanta, one of 320 centers of international business exchange across the globe, is responding to the call with its 2nd Annual World Trade Day in Georgia on May 4, 2018.

This historic event will honor the international trade community and your contributions to the economic power of our region. It will convene CEOs, policy-makers, scholars and thought leaders to discuss today’s most pressing trade issues and opportunities to build a strong regional economy.

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Our Program

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

Welcome & Introduction– World Trade Center Atlanta
Keynote Speaker
Morning Parallel Panel Discussions

  • Geopolitical Forces Impacting International Market Opportunities
  • Financing Your Global Expansion: Uncovering New Sources of Funding That Help Your Bottom Line
  • Global Strategy Workshop (Limited Space)

World Trade Day Proclamation

Luncheon and Distinguished Panel Discussion

John C. Portman Global Leadership Award Presentation and Conversation

Afternoon “Conversations that Matter” – Parallel Roundtables

  • Gaming, Film & Creative Media: Leveraging Talent and The Local-Global Connection
  • Infrastructure: How Radical Changes in Water, Energy, Transportation and Communications Systems Impact Your Organization
  • Agribusiness: The Path to 2050!

Closing Reception, Networking and Entertainment

Our Keynote Speaker

Griff Lynch

Griffith V. Lynch

Executive Director, Georgia Ports Authority

Griff Lynch is the Executive Director of the Georgia Ports Authority, a 1,300-person strong state port authority that owns and operates strategic gateways serving the U.S. Southeast.

As Executive Director, Lynch oversees all port activity involving the deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick, as well as inland terminal operations in Bainbridge and Murray County, Georgia. Directing one of Georgia’s largest economic engines, he manages a budget with annual operating revenues of $425 million.

A proven leader in the maritime industry, Lynch brings 30 years of experience in the design and implementation of major port expansions, the effective execution of sustainable profit and productivity models and identifying winning sales and marketing strategies.

Distinguished Panelist Discussion
Trade Talk: Capturing Global Markets in a Turbulent World

John G Murphy

John G. Murphy

Senior Vice President for International Policy
US Chamber of Commerce

Dr . Diane Alleva Caceres
Moderator

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres

President
World Trade Center Atlanta

John C. Portman Global Leadership Award Presentation and Conversation

Michelle Nunn
Awardee

A Conversation with Michelle Nunn

Michelle's Bio

Michelle Nunn
President and CEO of CARE USA
Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE USA

Since July 2015, Michelle Nunn has been president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading humanitarian organization that fights global poverty and provides lifesaving assistance in emergencies. Last year, CARE worked in 93 countries and directly reached 63 million people in FY2017.

Nunn took the helm of CARE in 2015 and has spearheaded an ambitious strategy to reach 200 million of the world’s most vulnerable people by 2020. Under Nunn’s leadership, CARE has invested in innovative new programs and partnerships with private corporations and other nonprofits to increase its impact. Since assuming leadership of CARE, Nunn has set a goal of increasing CARE’s micro-savings program from 7 million participants to 60 million participants by 2028.

Before joining CARE, Nunn had built an illustrious career of civic and public service as a social entrepreneur, a nonprofit CEO, and a candidate for the U.S. Senate. She co-founded the volunteer-mobilization organization Hands On Atlanta, and expanded it from a single entity to a national network of more than 50 affiliates. Nunn oversaw that group’s merger with Points of Light, creating the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, with affiliates across the globe engaging more than 70,000 corporations and nonprofit organizations. Nunn served as Points of Light CEO from 2007 to 2013.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, Nunn majored in history with a minor in religion and earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She also received a Kellogg Fellowship to study faith and social justice in more than a dozen countries, from Peru to Namibia to Jordan.

Nunn currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Ron Martin, and their two children, Vinson and Elizabeth.

John C Portman

Moderated by : John Portman, IV, President, Portman Holdings

John's Bio

John C. Portman, IV
President
Portman Holdings

John shares responsibility for the general management and strategic direction of Portman Holdings. Additionally, his focus is on the pre-development and capital markets arenas for Portman which includes sourcing, underwriting, capitalizing and structuring new opportunities.

John’s association with Portman Holdings began in the early 2000s, when he worked on domestic developments. He left Portman to work with KPMG’s Corporate Finance Group in Mumbai, focusing on mergers and acquisitions as well as raising equity and performing valuation assessments in real estate, aviation and FMCG industries. John has also worked for companies such as Goldman Sachs Real Estate Principal Investment Area and WholeFoods Market, Inc.

John sits on the Board of Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College, and earned a master’s degree with honors and distinction from Cardiff University, United Kingdom. Additionally, John has earned a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Speakers

John Adcox

John Adcox

CEO, Gramarye Media, Inc.

Joe Bankoff

Joseph Bankoff

Chair and Professor of the Practice, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Cliff Bishop

Dr. Cliff D. Bishop

Managing Engineer, Buildings & Structures, Exponent

Jc Boyanton

JC Boyanton

Senior Vice President, Technology Commercial Banking at SunTrust Bank

Asante Bradford

Asante Bradford

Project Manager of Digital Media & Entertainment, Georgia Department of Economic
Development

Dr . Diane Alleva Caceres

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres

CEO, Market Access International, Inc.

John Doyle

John Doyle

Vice President of Dealing and Trading, Tempus US

Bart Edes

Bartlet W. Edes

Chief Representative, Asian Development Bank, North America Office

Ismael Fernandez

Dr. Ismael Fernandez

President, Greengate Consulting, LLC

Richard Gimbert

Richard (Rick) D. Gimbert

CPA, CGMA, Global CPA and Tax Executive

Daya Haines Haddock

Daya Haines Haddock

President and CEO, TIA, Inc

Peggy Johnson

Peggy Johnson

Composer, Music Supervisor, Chief Creative Officer, Roadshow Equity Partners

Amini Kajunju 600x600

Amini Kajunju

Executive Director, International University of Grand-Bassam Foundation

Traci Keller

Traci Kellner

Global Human Resources Executive, Private Equity

Young Jun Kim

Hon. Young-jun Kim

Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea (TBC)

Jb Kurish

Dr. J.B. Kurish

Professor in the Practice of Finance Senior Associate Dean, Executive Education, Emory University

Rick Lutz

Rick Lutz

Vice President, Business Development and Communications, GroGenesis

Ryan Millsap

Ryan Millsap

Chairman & CEO, Blackhall Studios

Maggie Monteith

Maggie Monteith

President and CEO, Dignity Film Finance

Jim Mcguirk

Jim McGuirk

Senior Global Business Executive, Former President, Unisys Corporation

Jim Munson

Jim Munson

Partner, Roadshow Equity Partners

John G Murphy

John G. Murphy

Senior Vice President for International Policy, US Chamber of Commerce

Pundi Narasimham

Pundi Narasimham

CEO, STS Worldwide

Louisa Parker Smith

Louisa Parker-Smith

Sr. Manager, Global Programs and Special Assistant to the Chairman
President and CEO, AGCO Corporation

John C Portman

John Portman IV

President, Portman Holdings

Lou Seals

Lou Seals

Founder & Executive Chairman, Seals Television Networks Company, Inc.

Amb Charles Shapiro

Ambassador Charles Shapiro

President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta

Jagdish Sheth

Jagdish Sheth

Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University

Max Sutherland

Max Sutherland

Executive Vice President, World Trade Center Atlanta, Vice Chair, World Trade Day

Janet Walsh

Janet Walsh

President and CEO, Birchtree Global, LLC

Delray Wannemacher

Delray Wannemacher

CEO, Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures, Inc

Benjamin Worley

Benjamin Worley

CEO, Agrisource Data

Alasdair Young

Dr. Alasdair Young

Professor and Co-Director, Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Yoav Zilber

Yoav Zilber

Former CEO, Jets Investments LTD

Schedule

7:30am | Registration, Networking Breakfast, Global Exchange Stations/International Pavilion & “Ask The Experts” Booth
7:30am | Breakfast & Networking
8:30am | Welcome & Introduction
8:50am | Keynote Speaker
10:00am | Parallel Panel Discussions (Choice of One)
11:15am | Networking
11:30am | Luncheon & Distinguished Panel Discussion
1:00pm | John C. Portman Global Leadership Award Presentation and Conversation
1:45pm | Networking & Global Exchange Stations
2:00pm | ‘Conversations that Matter’ Parallel Roundtables (Choice of One)
3:30pm | Closing Reception, Networking and Musical Entertainment!
7:30am | Registration, Networking Breakfast, Global Exchange Stations/International Pavilion & “Ask The Experts” Booth

Registration, Networking Breakfast, Global ExchangeStations/International Pavilion & “Ask The Experts” Booth

(Throughout the Day)

7:30am | Breakfast & Networking

Breakfast & Networking

8:30am | Welcome & Introduction

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres

President, World Trade Center Atlanta Founder & Chair, World Trade Day

Sponsor Recognition

Max Sutherland

Executive Vice President, World Trade Center Atlanta Vice Chair, World Trade Day

Sponsor Remarks

Dr. J.B. Kurish

Professor in the Practice of Finance Senior Associate Dean
Executive Education
Emory University

8:50am | Keynote Speaker

8:50am | KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Griffith V. Lynch, Executive Director Georgia Ports Authority

9:30am | Governor Kemp’s “World Trade Day 2019” Proclamation

9:45am | Networking

10:00am | Parallel Panel Discussions (Choice of One)

Geopolitical Forces Impacting International Market Opportunities

International markets continue to fluctuate, creating opportunities but also uncertainty and risk. China’s economic slowdown, continued uncertainty around a Brexit deal, a renegotiated NAFTA yet to be ratified as the United States- Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and geopolitical forces 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: Dr. Alasdair Young, Professor and Co-Director, Center for European and Transatlantic Studies, The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Panelists:
  • Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
  • Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
  • Hon. Young-jun Kim, Consul General, Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
  • Amini Kajunju, Executive Director, International University of Grand-Bassam Foundation

Financing Your Global Expansion in Today’s Ever-Changing Digital Era

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: Dr. Ismael Fernandez, President, Greengate Consulting, LLC

Panelists:
  • John Doyle, Vice President of Dealing and Trading, Tempus US
  • JC Boyanton, Senior Vice President, Technology Commercial Banking, SunTrust Bank (TBC)
  • Delray Wannemacher, CEO, Blockchain Holdings Capital Ventures, Inc
  • Pundi Narasimham, CEO, STS Worldwide

Global Strategy Workshop (Limited Space)

The Global Strategy Workshop provides an overview and template for crafting a global growth strategy. Global market entry business executives will walk you through an overview of global market entry options, legal, financial, tax, human resources, investment, logistics, and information resources. The team will answer questions and help you solve your most pressing business issues. You will leave with a template to consider and complete in the next 30 days. In September you will have the option of participating in the WTC Atlanta’s market entry accelerator program to complete your global startup.

Facilitator: Dr. Janet L. Walsh, President & CEO, Birchtree Global, LLC

Panelists:
  • Daya Haines Haddock, President and CEO, TIA, Inc
  • Traci Kellner, Global Human Resources Executive, Private Equity
  • Richard (Rick) D. Gimbert, CPA, CGMA, Global CPA and Tax Executive
  • Jim McGuirk, Senior Global Business Executive, Former President, Unisys Corporation
11:30am | Luncheon & Distinguished Panel Discussion

Trade Talk: Capturing Global Markets in a Turbulent World

Sponsor Remarks:

Mary Waters

Deputy Director
International Trade
Georgia Department of Economic Development

Moderator:

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres

President, World Trade Center Atlanta CEO, Market Access International, Inc.

Distinguished Panelist:

John G. Murphy

Senior Vice President for International Policy, US Chamber of Commerce

1:00pm | John C. Portman Global Leadership Award Presentation and Conversation

Presented by:

John Portman IV, President, Portman Holdings
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Michelle Nunn, President and CEO, CARE USA

1:45pm | Networking & Global Exchange Stations

Networking & Global Exchange Stations

2:00pm | ‘Conversations that Matter’ Parallel Roundtables (Choice of One)

Be a part of the solution by engaging in this interactive format

Gaming, Film & Creative Media: Leveraging Talent and The Local-Global Connection

Georgia’s gaming and creative media industry has blossomed into an established, leading national cluster, poised tocompete for a multi-billion-dollar global market. The state is now the #1 filming location in the world, the video-game industry is fast approaching film in terms of revenue, and digital media firms are using the latest technologies to produce, distribute and fund projects. The vast market for these products, services and technologies offers Georgia firms and entrepreneurs the opportunity to expand globally. This panel of experts will cover major trends and opportunities as well as keys to your success – from the ability to leverage talent to sustainable business models designed to meet increasing global demand.

  • Introduction: Jim Munson, Partner, Roadshow Equity Partners
  • Moderator: Asante Bradford, Project Manager of Digital Media & Entertainment, Georgia Department of EconomicDevelopment
  • Peggy Johnson, Composer, Music Supervisor, Chief Creative Officer, Roadshow Equity Partners
  • John Adcox, CEO, Gramarye Media, Inc.
  • Lou Seals, Founder & Executive Chairman, Seals Television Networks Company, Inc.
  • Ryan Millsap, Chairman & CEO, Blackhall Studios
  • Maggie Monteith, President and CEO, Dignity Film Finance

Infrastructure: How Radical Changes in Water, Energy, Transportation and Communications Systems Impact Your Organization

This panel discusses how radical changes in water, energy, transportation and communications systems impact your organization and create opportunities for global growth. Extreme weather events, changing natural conditions, and agrowing population all impact the type of infrastructure required to meet today’s demand. Companies are partneringwith public sector entities – from multilateral development banks like the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank to municipal governments – in order to identify, supply and invest in new technologies and approaches. This panel offers the opportunity to learn more about these global trends, major projects, and procurement/sales opportunities.

Moderator: Joseph Bankoff, Chair and Professor of the Practice, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Panelists:

  • Bartlet W. Edes, Chief Representative, Asian Development Bank, North America Office
  • Dr. Cliff D. Bishop, Managing Engineer, Buildings & Structures, Exponent
  • Yoav Zilber, Former CEO, Jets Investments LTD

Agri-Business: The Path to 2050!

No other industry impacts our lives more than agriculture. It literally feeds, clothes and fuels the world. Given the exponential growth in global population over the past century, it is projected that we will reach 9 billion by 2050. Recent advances in technology have increased yields and brought down most malnourished rates around the world; however, to feed the projected 2050 population of 9 billion, we will need to increase current day production by 60%. This panel will discuss the latest technologies, strategies, challenges, and requirements to meet these demands, and explore opportunities to collaborate and innovate, build on recent advancements and international initiatives, and connect with industry leaders.

Moderator: Max Sutherland, Executive Vice President, World Trade Center AtlantaPanelists:

  • Rick Lutz, Vice President, Business Development and Communications, GroGenesis
  • Louisa Parker, Sr. Manager, Global Programs and Special Assistant to the Chairman, President and CEO, AGCO
  • Benjamin Worley, CEO, Agrisource Data
3:30pm | Closing Reception, Networking and Musical Entertainment!

3:30-4:30pm | Closing Reception, Networking and Musical Entertainment!

Location

Renaissance Waverly Hotel

2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta GA 30339, US

Committee Members

Dr . Diane Alleva Caceres

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres

Chair

President, WTC Atlanta
CEO, Market Access International, Inc.

Max Sutherland

Max Sutherland

Vice Chair

EVP WTC Atlanta and Managing Director, Anseri

Dr. Karen Loch

Dr. Karen D. Loch

Immediate Past President

Professor, Georgia State University

Zaheer Faruqi

Zaheer Faruqi

Principal

President, Aventure Aviation

Dr. Ismael Fernandez

Ismael Fernandez

Principal

President and EB-5 Economist at Greengate Consulting

Lilia Postolachi Glover

Lilia Postolachi Glover

Principal

Director, Medici International

Laurent Kahl

Laurent Kahl

Principal

Int. Trade Consultant/Manager, GlobalFootprints LLC

Elliott Page

Elliott Paige

Principal

Director, Air Service Development at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Margarita Porto

Margarita Porto

Principal

Partner, Newport Board Group LLC

Joanne Sanders

Joanne Sanders

Principal

CEO, EWISE Communications

Delray Wannemacher

Delray Wannemacher

Principal

CEO, First Look Equities

Robroy Wiley

Robroy Wiley

Principal

Investor Coach – VP of communications, SmartPlan Investing

Don Williams

Don Williams

Principal

CEO, Princeton Healthcare, Princeton Technologies International

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