Friday, November 17, 2017
08:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Center for International Business Advancement at Binghamton University will hold the Fourth Global Trade and Investment Forum for the Southern Tier on November 17, 2017, from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at the Symposium Hall, Innovative Technologies Complex – Binghamton University.
Keynote Speaker: Masaaki 'Mike' Kotabe, Distinguished Professor in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business at Temple University Special
Guest Speaker: Robert Manogue, Director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the Department of State. Come and learn about latest updates on U.S. trade policy and U.S. government support for expanding to international markets.
Registration The Forum is FREE but registration is required. Please Register Here!
8:30 - Registration & Light Breakfast
9:00 - Opening Remarks. Dr. Elena A. Iankova, Founding Director of the Center for International Business Advancement; Per Stromhaug, Asst. Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development; Upinder Dhillon, Dean of the School of Management – Binghamton University
9:10 - Keynote Address by Prof. Masaaki Kotabe, Distinguished Professor in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business, Temple University
10:10 - U.S. Trade Policy and Navigating Market Access Barriers. Robert Manogue, Director of the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
11:10 – Coffee & Networking Break
11:25 – Marketing Innovation for Global Success: Exporter Experiences
- Susan Jablon, Owner of Susan Jablon Mosaics LLC
12:45 - Lunch & Networking
MASAAKI "Mike" KOTABE
Masaaki “Mike” Kotabe holds the Washburn Chair Professorship in International Business and Marketing at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He has lectured widely at various business schools in 20 countries around the world, and has served as advisor to the United Nations’ and World Trade Organization’s Executive Forum on National Export Strategies. Dr. Kotabe also served as President of the Academy of International Business in 2016-2017.
Robert Manogue is the Director of the Office of Bilateral Trade Affairs at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, which is responsible for most bilateral trade issues for the Department of State, including free trade negotiations, regional trade preference programs (ATPA, AGOA, etc.), and bilateral economic dialogues. From August 2013 to July 2014, he served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Trade Policy and Programs.
Eric Niermeyer is President of American Craft Furniture, Inc. performing international consulting for factories in Vietnam. He also consults with foreign companies about navigating the “big box” retailer supply compliance issues and meeting foreign market styling and compliance requirements.
Alan Michaels is the owner of Industry Building Blocks (IBB), a global information business focused on the development and maintenance of industry segmentation of the global economy by line of business (leveraging Harvard Professor Michael Porter’s five-forces industry analysis methodology). IBB has developed an industry classification system with information for the top 19,000 global industries which account for over 99 percent of the global economy. IBB supports corporate and line-of-business decision makers with highly precise strategic information.
Binghamton University Innovative Technologies Complex, Engineering & Science Building, room 2008
85 Murray Hill Road,
Vestal, NY 13850
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