May 4, 2018

2nd Annual World Trade Day

Trade Talk: High Stake Innovations Impacting the Global Stage

Ambassador Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Young to be presented with the John C. Portman Global Leadership Award

Sponsors

Georgia
Emory Work Smarter
Tempus
HLB Gross Collins
Cumming Forsyth Chamber Of Commerce
Birchtree Global
Hall Booth Smith
Vaizva
Brandywine Printing
ADP
Aprio

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
Right Management Manpower Group
Georgia Automotive Manufacturers Association
Newport Board Group
EWise
London Business School
Duke Fuqua School Of Business
Cornell Johnson
Yale Management
Society Of International Business Fellows
Georgia Tech Ciber
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

Ms. Joanne Sanders, Vice Chair at jsanders@ewisecommunications.com or call 404-644-2779

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.

Last Year’s Statistics

World Trade Day Conference

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Attendees Held Titles of Director or Above

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Attendees Came From Industries Involved in FDI & Global Trade

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Were SMB Companies Looking to Grow Internationally

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Said They Would Return to WTD in 2018

Our Program

All Day Registration, Networking and Global Business Exchanges 7:30am – 5:00pm

Welcome & Introduction – World Trade Center Atlanta
Keynote Speaker – Mr. Bryson Koehler, CTO, IBM Watson & IBM Cloud
Morning Parallel Panel Discussions

  • From Brexit and NAFTA to Africa and China: Geopolitical Forces Impacting Global Market Opportunities
  • Financing Your Global Expansion in Today’s Ever-Changing Digital Era
  • Growing Globally – What’s Holding You Back? Identifying and Addressing Pain Points

Luncheon and Distinguished Panel Discussion: High Stake Innovations Impacting the Global Stage – Where Does Georgia Lead?

John C. Portman Global leadership Award
Presented by John C. “Jack” Portman III, Vice Chairman, Portman Holdings

Afternoon “Conversations that Matter” – Parallel Roundtables

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: What Is It and How Does It Impact Your Company?
  • MedTech: Revolutionizing the Way We Manage Our Health
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Disruptive Innovations, Global Supply Chains and Complex Markets – What’s Your Strategic Plan?

Closing Guest Speaker – Navigating the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Its Impact on Trade

Closing Reception & Networking

Our Keynote Speakers

Continuing a Trade and Investment Legacy

Bryson Koehler

Bryson Koehler

CTO of the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform

Bryson Koehler is CTO of the IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, and distinguished engineer for IBM. As CTO, he leads the integration of IBM Watson’s AI suite, The world’s most powerful data and analytics platform, a new, true cloud laaS as well as many of IBM’s strategic areas under a single, cloud-native architecture.

Speakers

Eric Hansotia

Eric Hansotia

Senior VP Global Harvesting, Crop Care, Advanced Technology Solutions, & Dealer Technical Support, AGCO Corporation
Nadia Theodore

Nadia Theodore

Consul General, Canadian Consulate General in Atlanta
Penny Prime

Dr. Penny Prime

Clinical Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
Rogelio Carrasquillo

Rogelio Carrasquillo

Member, Cozen O’Connor Corporate and EB-5 Practices
Enrique Martinez

Enrique Martinez

CEO, Web Capitalists and Blocksis Corporation
Steve Justice

Steve Justice

Executive Director, Georgia Centers of Innovation
Dr . Diane Alleva Caceres

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres

CEO, Market Access International, Inc.
Alex Woollcott

Alexander P. Woollcott

Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
Russell Allen

Russell Allen

President & CEO, Georgia Bio
Mary Butler

Mary Butler

Chief Technology Officer, Dornier MedTech GmbH
Karen Loch

Karen Loch

President, World Trade Center Atlanta
Ron McGary

Ron McGary

Vice President, CauseWay Repair
Tiffany Wilson

Tiffany Wilson

CEO Global Center for Medical Innovation & T3 Labs
Iliana Malinov

Iliana Malinov, CPA

Director International Tax, Gross Collins
Maureen Halstead

Maureen Halstead

Director, Global Product Manager, KaMin, LLC
Joanne Sanders

Joanne Sanders

Managing Director, EWISE Communications
Mary Waters

Mary Waters

Deputy Commissioner International Trade, Georgia Department of Economic Development
Dennis Lockhart

Dennis Lockhart

14th President and former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Harvard Kennedy School
Armah Kofi Buah

Armah Kofi Buah

MP Ellembele District, Republic of Ghana
Jagdish Sheth

Jagdish Sheth

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

Ben Cagle

Managing Partner of Cagle Consulting Partners
Don Turner

Don Turner

Global Director, IBM Watson Health
Harsh Kar

Harsh Kar

Managing Director, Accenture
Robert McNally

Robert McNally

President & CEO, GeoVax
Janet Walsh

Janet Walsh

President and CEO, Birchtree Global, LLC
Chris Germany

Chris Germany

Sr. Director of Operations, ToTo USA
Shay Foley

Shay Foley

General Manager, Alcon, A Novartis Division
John Doyle

John Doyle

Vice President of Dealing and Trading, Tempus US

Schedule

7:30am - 9:00am | Registration, Networking Breakfast & Global Exchange Stations/Exhibit Hall
7:30am | VIP Breakfast & Networking
8:30am - 9:00am | Welcome & Introduction
9:00am - 10:00am | Keynote Speaker
10:15am - 11:30am | Parallel Panel Discussions (Choice of One)
11:30am - 11:45am | Networking & Global Exchange Stations
11:45am - 1:00pm | Luncheon & Distinguished Panel Discussion
1:00pm - 1:30pm | John C. Portman Global leadership Award Presentation
1:30pm - 1:45pm | Networking & Global Exchange Stations
1:45pm - 3:15pm | 'Conversations that Matter' Parallel Roundtables (Choice of One)
3:15pm - 4:15pm | Closing Guest Speaker – Navigating the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Its Impact on Trade
4:15pm - 5:00pm | Reception & Networking
7:30am - 9:00am | Registration, Networking Breakfast & Global Exchange Stations/Exhibit Hall

Registration, Networking Breakfast & Global Exchange Stations/Exhibit Hall (Throughout the Day)

7:30am | VIP Breakfast & Networking

VIP Breakfast & Networking

9:00am - 10:00am | Keynote Speaker

Mr. Bryson Koehler, CTO, IBM Watson & IBM Cloud

9:50am – Governor Deal’s “World Trade Day 2018” Proclamation

10:15am - 11:30am | Parallel Panel Discussions (Choice of One)

From Brexit and NAFTA to Africa and China: Geopolitical Forces Impacting Global Market Opportunities

Global political and economic disruptions are changing the trade and investment landscape in ways that we did not imagine just a few years ago. The United States, Canada and Mexico are renegotiating NAFTA, the United Kingdom continues the complicated process of leaving the European Union, China is shaping its leadership role in Asia while North Korea poses imminent threats to security, and elections in African countries bring the promise of positive change and economic growth. How do these and other forces impact global market opportunities? What can we expect in terms of political and economic changes over the next decade? How can firms manage this uncertainty and risk as they compete globally?

Moderator: Dennis Lockhart, 14th President and former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Harvard Kennedy School

  • Nadia Theodore, Consul General, Canadian Consulate General in Atlanta
  • Kristen Hirst, Vice Consul Trade & Investment, Financial, Professional & Business Services, Department for International Trade (Invited)
  • Dr. Penny Prime, Clinical Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • Troy Gautier, CEO, Alliances Progress

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

The diversity of sources of capital to support your business’s global growth has expanded significantly over the last several decades. Today, entrepreneurs doing business with international clients, or directly overseas, have financing options that include traditional and non-traditional financial models. These include big banks, private equity, bonds, crowdfunding, private international offerings, ICOs and even the EB-5 immigrant investor program. Learn more about how to access and use innovative financing as well as understand the legal and accounting components to enable your company’s global growth.

Moderator: Delray Wannemacher, President and CEO,First Look Equities, LLC

  • Rogelio Carrasquillo, Member, Cozen O’Connor’s Corporate and EB-5 Practices
  • Enrique Martinez, CEO, Web Capitalists and Blocksis Corporation
  • Ismael Fernández, PhD, President and EB-5 Economist

Growing Globally – What’s Holding You Back? Identifying and Addressing Pain Points

Are you thinking about exporting, importing or investing globally but do not have the tools? Are you currently active globally but face growth challenges from limited internal capabilities and a lack of an innovation strategy to market entry barriers? Are you considering how the diversity of regulations and tax codes impact your firm’s growth? Learn how to identify and address these and other pain points to get back on your growth trajectory.

Moderator: Joanne Sanders, Managing Director, eWise Communications

  • Mary Waters, Deputy Commissioner for International Trade, Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Maureen Halstedt, Director, Global Product Manager, KaMin, LLC
  • Iliana Malinov, Director International Tax, Gross Collins
11:30am - 11:45am | Networking & Global Exchange Stations

Networking & Global Exchange Stations

11:45am - 1:00pm | Luncheon & Distinguished Panel Discussion

High Stake Innovations Impacting the Global Stage – Where Does Georgia Lead?

Moderator: Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres, CEO, Market Access International, Inc.

  • Steve Justice, Executive Director, Georgia Centers of Innovation
  • Marek Gootman, Fellow and Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Initiatives – Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
  • Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Goizueta Business School, Emory University
  • Chris Germany, Director of Logistics, TOTO USA
1:00pm - 1:30pm | John C. Portman Global leadership Award Presentation

John C. Portman Global leadership Award Presented by John C. “Jack” Portman III, Vice Chairman, Portman Holdings To Ambassador Andrew Young, Jr.

1:30pm - 1:45pm | Networking & Global Exchange Stations

Networking & Global Exchange Stations

1:45pm - 3:15pm | 'Conversations that Matter' Parallel Roundtables (Choice of One)

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: What Is It and How Does It Impact Your Company?

Innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity and IoT are impacting almost every manufacturing and service industry. These technologies intersect, enabling breakthroughs from autonomous vehicles to personalized healthcare to improved customer experiences but they also raise challenges. How are regulations changing to facilitate versus inhibit innovation? Learn how these technologies help companies like yours turn data into intelligence leading to more accurate forecasts, improved productivity and strengthened capability to compete globally.

Moderator: Ben Cagle, Managing Partner of Cagle Consulting Partners

  • Alexander P. Woollcott, Partner, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP
  • Don Turner, Global Director, IBM Watson Health
  • Harsh Kar, Managing Director, Accenture

MedTech: Revolutionizing the Way We Manage Our Health

Learn about the latest exciting global innovations in medical technologies – from robotics and bioinformatics to medical devices and therapeutics – impacting our lives and businesses. The rapidly expanding global market for medical technologies, currently valued at $400 billion, is creating trade and investment opportunities for firms active in microelectronics and telecommunications, instrumentation, biotechnology and software development, among other industries. What are the global business opportunities and how can organizations benefit? How do firms innovate as regulatory environments change and costs rise? What types of global partnerships lead to successful innovations? Where does your firm fit along the value chain?

Moderator: Russell Allen, President & CEO, Georgia Bio

  • Mary Butler, Chief Technology Officer, Dornier MedTech GmbH • Dr. Robert T. McNally, President & CEO, GeoVax
  • Dr. Janet L. Walsh, President and CEO, Birchtree Global, LLC
  • Tiffany (Karp) Wilson, CEO Global Center for Medical Innovation & T3 Labs

Advanced Manufacturing: Disruptive Innovations, Global Supply Chains and Complex Markets – What’s Your Strategic Plan?

Many industries – automotive, food processing, medical devices, packaging, technical textiles, and plastics to name a few – are experiencing disruptions from the creation and use of new technologies. 3D-printing, robotics, digital supply chains and even augmented reality can improve manufacturers’ productivity and competitive positions in the market. But, which technologies will have the biggest positive impact on your business? How will your workforce needs change? What are the opportunities and risks of investing in these innovations?

Moderator: Ron McGary, Program Director & Industrial Systems Technology Instructor, Lanier Tech

  • Eric Hansotia, Eric Hansotia, Senior VP Global Harvesting, Crop Care, Advanced Technology Solutions, & Dealer Technical Support, AGCO Corporation
  • Tempus US (Invited)
  • Shay Foley, General Manager, Alcon, A Novartis Division
  • Crystal Y. Davis, CLSSBB, CEO/Lean Practitioner, The Lean Coach (Invited)
3:15pm - 4:15pm | Closing Guest Speaker – Navigating the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Its Impact on Trade

Closing Guest Speaker: Samuel F. Williams, Jr., Managing Director, International Tax, Deloitte Tax Moderator: Bill Crane, Principal, Media Relations/Strategy, CSI Crane

4:15pm - 5:00pm | Reception & Networking

(Optional activity and additional cost): “May the Fourth Be With You” Star Wars Theme! Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants 7:35pm at SunTrust Park 10 minute walk from the conference hotel. Bring your colleagues and new contacts!

Location

Renaissance Waverly Hotel

2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta GA 30339, US

Committee Members

Dr . Diane Alleva Caceres

Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres

Founder & Chair
CEO, Market Access International, Inc.
Joanne Sanders

Joanne Sanders

Vice Chair
CEO, EWISE Communications
Dr. Karen Loch

Dr. Karen D. Loch

President
President, World Trade Center Atlanta
Dr. Ismael Fernandez

Ismael Fernandez

Principal
President and EB-5 Economist at Greengate Consulting
Donna Mullins

Donna Mullins

Principal
President, Mullins International Solutions
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
Max Sutherland

Max Sutherland

Principal
CEO, Anseri
Delray Wannemacher

Delray Wannemacher

Principal
CEO, First Look Equities
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