Make the World Your Business - October 21, 2016

How do you market sexy, hot specialty foods all over the world?  What’s the state of IL exports? How can you lead, sustain and get paid on complex international projects?  Is it possible to take on the world — online?  What’s the best way to get in the ready state for exports?  Will a powerful strategy allow you to achieve international expansion success?

These are among the pressing questions and challenges that will be addressed at the forum by our speakers.

The speakers will also give you the knowledge to set strategy, market, sell, get paid, and fulfill orders internationally by taking full advantage of the Internet and the opportunities it creates. We’re ready to help you make the world your business!

Meet Our Speakers

Laurel Delaney

Laurel Delaney

President, GlobeTrade; Author, Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably

Richard Paullin

Executive Director, International Trade Association of Greater Chicago; Chairman, Illinois District Export Council
Dr. Kati Suominen

Dr. Kati Suominen

Founder and CEO, Nextrade Group, LLC; Founder and CEO, TradeUp Capital Fund
Chantal Wittman Meier

Chantal Wittman Meier

Vice President, International Trade Banking MB Financial Bank
Jamie Kaplan

Jamie Kaplan

CFO and Senior Vice President of Strategy at Pinch Provisions
Peter Darley

Peter Darley

Owner, VP  & COO at W.S. Darley
Michael F. Howard

Michael F. Howard

Managing Director for the Central Region of the Business Development Division of the Export-Import Bank
Frank Gogliotti

Frank Gogliotti

Project Engineer, Weldy-Lamont
Susan Meyer

Susan Meyer — Moderator

Counsel for Nixon Peabody LLP
Philip Pittsford

Philip A. Pittsford

Chair, National District Export Council
Dennis Foldenauer

Dennis Foldenauer — Moderator

Regional Manager – Illinois and Wisconsin | International Trade Finance Specialist U.S. Small Business Administration - Office of International Trade, U.S. Export Assistance Center
Constantine Grapsas

Constantine Grapsas

CEO and Founder of Automated Industrial Machinery, Inc.

Stephanie Kaplan

Co-Founder and Creative Director at Pinch Provisions