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

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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