MITA’s World Trade Conference – #TradeMatters
This year’s MITA World Trade Conference included a diverse range of topics related to international trade, economic development, innovations, artificial intelligence and its wide-ranging applications, and trade sanctions, all providing valuable insights for attendees. The Department of Economic Development shared the continued increase in exports and how Nebraska companies have an increasing foothold around the globe with products that help promote Nebraska’s great reputation for quality-made products, partnerships and innovation.
AI and Innovation was well presented by several speakers. Sudhir Gajre, Director, AI and Data Services, Neudesic, demonstrated generative AI’s ability to simplify our lives in the future, with a fun interactive presentation that was not as intimidating or scary as one would think. Grant Leach from Husch Blackwell shared updates regarding Russia, Belarus & Ukraine sanctions, which are complex and constantly changing, making the effort of sanctions compliance more daunting than ever.
The conference hosted over 100 attendees and ended the day with MITA board president Karen Pinkall and Nebraska DED’s Cobus Block presenting Lindsay Corporation the MITA Global Trade Achievement Award for their commitment to global trade and for their ongoing support of MITA.
Following the event was a networking reception sponsored by First National Bank of Omaha. Other sponsors of the conference were: AIT Worldwide Logistics/Cargo Zone LLC, Allianz Trade, Commerce Bank, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis, Crane Worldwide Logistics, Dvorak Law Group, Goba Capital Inc., Husch Blackwell, JZW International, Laufer Group International, Lyncstream, Metropolitan Community College, Scarbrough International and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The venue, Tiburon Golf Club & Banquet Facility, was newly renovated and was a fantastic space for MITA’s annual conference and has already been booked for next year’s event, May 16, 2024!
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