Day 1
23 Oct 2015

Welcome and Introductions

with Laurel Delaney

Opening Remarks 2015

with Richard Paulin

Keynote Address

Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake, will discuss taking Eli’s Cheesecake from the popular restaurant, Eli’s the Place for Steak, to a dessert now available from around the world.
10:00 - 10:30


Panel Discussion #1: Traditional exporters

Learn the secrets to success in growing your business globally.

Join us to learn: Tips for success from experienced exporters on how to build your best export marketing strategy.
Marianne O'Brien Markowitz
Marianne O’Brien Markowitz – MODERATOR
Lisa Bitsky
Lisa Bitsky
Morgan Coghill

Luncheon + Keynote Address: How to Thrive in the Global Digital Economy

Kati Suominen, Founder and CEO of Nextrade Group, LLC and Founder and CEO of TradeUp Capital Fund, will discuss the opportunities opened by digitization for you to raise your global game in selling online, financing your business, and making, moving, and marketing your products and services at a lower cost.
Dr. Kati Suominen
Kati Suominen


Panel Discussion #2: E-commerce exporters

How to get the most out of the global e-commerce marketplace.

Join us to learn: Why e-commerce? How do you boost your online revenues quickly? How can you select the best countries for your business, create the best localized customer experience, and manage costs? How to beat your local and international competitors and avoid common global distribution mistakes.
Kevin Drost
Kevin Drost
Zachary Person
Zachary Person — Moderator
Jim Snediker
Rob Wray
Rob Wray
2:30 - 2:45


Panel Discussion #3: Service exporters

How to take service exports to the next level.

You don’t have to be a manufacturer to export. As you take your business into the digital age, you’ll find that keeping ahead of competition takes more than just getting your product into world markets.

Join us to learn: How to export superior services to cultivate additional strength for your business. How selling a service successfully requires more people power than selling a product. Why the quality of your interaction with global customers is exactly what they are paying for. Which services are best to export? Ways to launch your service. Where to turn for help in exporting a service.
Sophia Leaguedi
Speaker, Roy Donoso
Roy Donoso
Timo Lukkarinen
Sergei Kozyrenko
Doris Nagel - Moderator
Doris Nagel – Moderator

Closing Remarks 2015

with Richard Paulin
4:15 - 6:00

Networking / Reception