The Kentucky International Trade Summit 2016 Presented by UPS

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What Is It?

Our Trade Summit is a one-of-a-kind event which provides a forum for business leaders, trade practitioners and public leaders to learn from expert speakers and other attendees in their fields. Our Morning Keynote "The Changing Face of Global Commerce" - Kenneth E. Hyatt, U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Under Secretary for International Trade of will set the stage a series of round tables where attendees offer their own insights on possible solutions to the challenges facing today’s importers & exporters and make recommendations on how Kentucky can accelerate trade and attract investment from abroad. You will also have an opportunity to hear from Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (invited) as he returns to the stage at our Awards Luncheon while our Luncheon Keynote "Kentucky Aerospace - Launch Pad for Workforce Development" - Philippe Garnier, CEO & General Manager of Safran Landing Systems (formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty USA) will offer commentary on changing face of workforce development in of today’s global landscape.

Why Attend?

The Kentucky International Trade Summit draws an international crowd; our attendees represent some of the state’s most important and influential corporate leaders, small business owners, trade professionals, educators, political figures, medium sized businesses, innovators and more. The mission of the Kentucky International Trade Summit is to accelerate trade and economic development through innovation and connectivity. We have all industries represented from manufacturing to wholesale and franchise trade, or from the automotive sector to agriculture. If you’re looking to make an impact with the best and brightest businesses in the state, look no further.

Summit Schedule

8:00 a.m.     Registration and Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m.     Breakfast Keynote: "The Changing Face of Global Commerce" - Kenneth E. Hyatt,  U.S. Department of                     Commerce Acting Under Secretary for International Trade
9:45 a.m.     Networking break in the Exhibitors / Dignitaries Hall
10:15 a.m.    Co-current: Sessions
                     Global Executive Forum (invitation only) - Global Workforce Development

                     Summit Round Tables on Trade & Investment

                   - Considerations for Small Business Exporters
                   - Global E-Commerce the latest trends
                   - Preparing for a Merger / Acquisition
                   - Selling to International Customers
                   - Globalizing Higher Education: Recruitment and Partnerships Abroad
                   - Coping with International Standards
                   - Local Impact of Free Trade Agreements
                   - Market Entry Models: Operational Footprints Abroad
                   - Accessibility of Trade Financing
                   - Managing Commerce in a world of multiple currencies
                   - Global Supply Chains - trends, whats new
                   - Hot Button Issues in International HR
11:00 a.m.     Networking break in the Exhibitors / Dignitaries Hall
11:45 a.m.     International Trade Awards Luncheon Opens
12:00 p.m.    International Trade Award Luncheon Begins
12:20 p.m.    Welcoming & Opening Comments*  
                           *Governor Matt Bevin | Mayor Greg Fischer | Mayor Jim Gray (Invited)
12:40 p.m.   Martha Layne Collins Awards for Excellence in International Trade
1:00 p.m.     Luncheon Keynote: "Kentucky Aerospace - Launch Pad for Workforce Development" -
                    Philippe Garnier,
CEO & General Manager of Safran Landing Systems Kentucky
                    (formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty USA)

2:00 p.m.    Kentucky International Trade Summit 2016 concludes
  
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