2017 IBC Hear from Country Delegates on opportunities around the Globe
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing Township, NJ 08618
The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce and MIDJersey Center for Economic Development are hosting the 2017 International Business Conference
- Tuesday, May 23rd from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The College of New Jersey, School of Education.
MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Kimberlee S. Phelan – CPA, MBA, CGMA Partner, International Services Practice Leader, WithumSmith+Brown, PC
BREAKOUT PANEL AGENDA
PANEL 1 – Trade Resources – Meet the Directors
Alfred Titone – Director, US Small Business Administration – Moderator
Eddy S. Mayen – Director, Office of International Business Development & Protocol – State of NJ
Linda Conlin – President, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Debora Sykes – US Commercial Service
Regina Gordin – EXIM Bank
Toni Corsini – SBA – Export Assistance
PANEL 2 – Business Panel – Practical Advice from Global Companies
Nevena Simidjiyska -Attorney, Fox Rothschild LLP- Moderator
Mr. Michael Thompson – Fulton International Group
Mr. Scott Mele – President & CEO, Tektite Ind
Mr. David Whitman – President & CEO, Sunhillo Corporation
PANEL 3 – Developed and Emerging Markets – Hear from Country Delegates
on opportunities around the globe
Eddy S. Mayen -Moderator
Honorable Consul General Ms. Riva Ganguly Das India
Honorable Consul General Dr. Ioana Gabriela Costache Romania
Ms. Yi Luo, Economic & Commercial Office, Consulate General of China in NY Mr. Steve Barclay, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in NY
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Economic and Public Outreach Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Global export can make a world of difference for MIDJersey businesses
Over 21,000 New Jersey businesses are currently exporting goods and services globally. 90% of these businesses are small to mid-market companies with fewer than 500 employees. 85% of future economic growth is outside the United States, as well as 95% of consumers live outside of the United States.
The IBC gathers international trade experts, business leaders and state officials to explore the fundamentals of exporting regional business products and services to strategic global markets.
Getting into the global game
Small or mid-market organizations thinking about doing business internationally, or a company looking to improve your current export operations, attended this high-profile conference to explore how to make global expansion profitable strategy in your business growth plan.
Attendees learned the fundamental financial issues, regulations and strategies of the global export market including how to:
- Identify export market opportunities
- Develop your international business strategy
- Target the best international markets for your products/services
- Identify, evaluate and establish relationships with overseas business partner
- Hear New Jersey business export success stories
With over 100 forward-looking business executives and thought leaders who attended, the IBC was a dynamic venue for promoting your business and supporting the MIDCED efforts to drive the regional economy.