Program

This conference runs from 8:00am - 11:30am CT.
Feel free to bring your own coffee and rolls.
Day 1
15 Oct 2021

WARM WELCOMES

Laurel Delaney, President, GlobeTrade.com, creator of the Global Small Business Blog (globalsmallbusinessblog.com), President, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global® (womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org), and author of Exporting:  The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably (2nd edition)

Lori Novak, VP, Foreign Exchange, Associated Bank, and Ellen Wheeler, Partner, Foley & Lardner

Lori Novak
Laurel J. Delaney
Laurel Delaney

A FEW WORDS FROM MARC SCHULMAN

Marc Schulman, President of Eli’s Cheesecake

Marc Schulman
Marc S. Schulman

OPENING REMARKS

OPENING REMARKS with intro by Angie Kappel, VP, Foreign Exchange, Associated Bank

Richard Paullin, Executive Director, International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (itagc.org) will discuss the state of exports in general, international trade challenges and opportunities and how businesses will reimagine global business.

Richard Paullin
9:20 – 9:30

ENERGY BREAK

PANEL DISCUSSION REIMAGINE GLOBAL BUSINESS NO. 1

Globalization was never easy, but if international opportunities and competitive threats mattered for a company before the pandemic, they will surely continue to matter in 2021 and beyond. These 4 CEOs will share their experience on global business growth, success stories, challenges and lessons learned.  They will also address what they have done to reimagine global business.

Ellington Ellis
Donald J. Lloyd
Michelle Forrester
Karen Sroka
Lori Novak
Alexander Lans
Alexander Lans
10:30 – 10:35

ENERGY BREAK

PANEL DISCUSSION REIMAGINE GLOBAL BUSINESS NO. 2

  • Donald Lloyd, Senior VP, Foreign Exchange, Associated Bank

  • Lori Novak, VP, Foreign Exchange, Associated Bank

  • Flemming Poulsen, International Sales Manager, Bisco

  • Michelle Coluccio, International Sales Director, Connoils

Two experienced international executives will share what they have done to reimagine global business.

Michelle Coluccio
Flemming Poulsen
Donald J. Lloyd
Lori Novak

CLOSING REMARKS

Richard Paullin, Executive Director, International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and Laurel Delaney, President, GlobeTrade.com, creator of the Global Small Business Blog, President, Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global, and author of Exporting: The Definitive Guide to Selling Abroad Profitably (2nd edition)

Laurel J. Delaney
Laurel Delaney
Richard Paullin

RAFFLE OF GLOBAL GIFTS, FINAL ROOM VISITS AND THANK YOUS

Must Be Present to Win! Networking and Final Vendor, Sponsor and Breakout Room Visits. Special Thanks to All Supporters!