PowerPoint Presentations for the 2016 World Trade Conference:
Scott Burger, William-MacRae and Company
Roger Townsend/Mike Lewis, Chief Industries
Vinay Singh, USDOC
Singh Nebraska (pdf)
Jennifer Zhang, JZW International
Suji Park, Suji Cuisine
Dr. Ernie Goss, Creighton University
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 11th 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.
Pete Ricketts, Governor of Nebraska
Presentation of Awards: Exporter and Importer of the Year
Vinay Vijay Singh, Senior Advisor, Global Markets
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Trade Advances: A View From the Top
The Trans-Pacific Partnership has recently been a focal point of any discussion regarding U.S. foreign trade. Mr. Singh is uniquely qualified on this subject and will share his insight on the status, future and highlights of the TPP. In addition, Mr. Singh will provide a briefing on the status of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, as well as current developments involving anti-dumping and countervailing duties.
Dr. Ernie Goss, MacAllister Chair and Professor of Economics
A Strong Dollar, Weak Exports and the Mid-America Economy
Goss will discuss the impact of the strong U.S. dollar on exports and the economic vitality of the Mid-America region. Goss will provide results from two monthly surveys of 12 states that he conducts at Creighton University. He will focus on the interaction among energy, and agriculture sectors with businesses linked to these two sectors.
Jennifer Zhang, President, JZW International, LLC
Suji Park, Founder & CEO, Suji Cuisine
Susan Bigg, President, Horizon Designs
Women Owned Businesses Involved with International Trade
-Women who deal day in and day out with foreign counterparts.
-Working in cross-cultural hemispheres, where product and market knowledge are imperative.
-What it takes to be a successful woman manufacturer CEO selling internationally.
-Success and hurdles faced while competing in this global economy.
Roger Townsend, President/General Manager, Chief Industries, Inc. – Agri-Industrial
Mike Lewis, Vice President of Operations, Chief Industries, Inc. – Agri-Industrial
Serving Agri Businesses Worldwide
Chief Industries, Inc. – Agri-Industrial is based in Kearney, Nebraska, and originated in 1961. Manufactured to exacting standards using heavy-duty materials and innovative designs, Chief grain conditioning, handling, and storage systems are sold throughout the world.
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