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Every year, the President of the United States declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week. Trade organizations, businesses and other stakeholders come together both nationally and locally to promote and facilitate international trade in the U.S. economy. The Midwest International Trade Association (MITA) will celebrate World Trade on May 17th offering a full agenda of educational and global business speakers as well as recognizing the exemplary achievements of two companies in international trade. Join MITA in celebrating the importance of international trade on the region’s economy as well as to gain collective expertise to help your business grow. The Conference is filled with the latest international information from experts from around the world followed by a networking reception (sponsored by First National Bank).
– Opportunities in the export market, developing agents and representation in other countries, and some of the driving factors.
– Know your products and customer’s needs, risks that can affect your shipments, and financing – while insuring payment.
Suzanne Cormie, Senior Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis
Canadian-U.S. Business Partnership Update
– Canada-Nebraska 150-Year Celebration.
– Canada and USA Program for Women Entrepreneurs.
Courtney Dentlinger, Director
Nebraska Department of Economic Development
Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Efforts to Support International Trade in Nebraska
Derek Gianino, Director, International Policy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Trade Update: A View from Washington
– The latest updates and outlook on trade policy from the Administration and Congress, future trade agreements (TPP/TTIP?).
– Impact and importance of trade locally, how the business community can use their voice in the Trade Debate.
Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
U.S. and Regional Economic Outlook
– Economic growth has been steady through the recovery, but some industries and regions are performing better than others.
– Export-dependent and commodity-based businesses face ongoing headwinds connected to a stronger U.S. dollar.
– Economic growth in metropolitan regions maintains momentum, while growth in rural areas slows.
Bill Reay, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer
OMNI Behavioral Health
Coalition for Research to Practice
Universidad de La Habana, Cuba
Cuba’s Next Revolution
– Cuba’s new economic model.
– Forging United States/Cuban businesses.
– Important cultural aspects of the People’s Revolution.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (invited)
Presentation of Awards: Exporter and Importer of the Year
Vice Governor of Shaanxi Provincial Government
Connectivity, Communication, and Cooperation Spearheads Development of Economy and Trade between Shaanxi and USA
Jennifer Zhang, President
State of Nebraska Representative to China
Nebraska Import Success Story – JZW International
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