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November 5 will feature special activities and VIP events. For more information on VIP benefits, please visit the Registration page

Nov 6

Start TimeEnd TimeRoom 1Room 2Room 3Room 4
8:00am9:00amDoors Open; Networking; Coffee   
10:30am11:20amPeople Strategy, pt 1: Organizing & Optimizing Your Global WorkforceInfluencers: Leveraging Local Authenticity for SuccessTrade Finance Essentials & Key IssuesUnited States Conference of Mayors: Ports Task Force - Local Economies and their Impact of International Business
Carol Mello, Safeguard Global
Andrew Lindquist, Tricor
Mod: Jessica Clifton, Low Earth Orbit
Katie Eshuys
Mod: Astar Saleh, HSBC
Greg Moore, EXIM Bank
11:30am12:20pmInnovation in Supply Chain & LogisticsMexico Super-SessionInnovation in Africa: What Innovation Hubs Can Tell Us About The World's Youngest PopulationCalifornia ITO Launch Session
Mod: Weston LaBar
Lance Theobald
Vincent Iacopella
Mod: Aly Holvik
Pamela K. Starr
Salvador Behar Lavalle
Mod: Yinka Adegoke
Seema Kumar
Obi Asika
Chris Ubosi
Leah Goold-Haws
2:00pm2:50pmLong Beach: International Launch PadIndia Super-SessionMid-Market Expansion StrategiesInternational Digital Marketing
Mod: John Keisler
Rex Richardson
Mark Guillen
Noel Hacegaba
Mod: Atul Sapra, RSM
Mukesh Aghi, US-India Strategic
Partnership Forum
Vivek Lall, Lockheed Martin
Harshul Asnani, Tech Mahindra
Vishesh Puvadi, HSBC
Mod: Richard Swanson, US Commercial Service
Jeffrey Nardoci, Hydrafacial
Nanxi Liu, Enplug
Mod: Michelle Robbins, Betagirl
Eli Schwartz
Michael Bonfils, SEM International
3:00pm3:50pmChina Fundamentals: Keys to Business in China 2019-2020Trust But Verify: Due Diligence & Building Trust in Cross-Border PartnershipsSupply Chain Finance: Critical ThemesSoutheast Asia Super-Session
Mod: Bill Edwards, Edwards Global Services
Debra Lodge, HSBC
Chris Lo, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hailiang Zhang, Tricor
Mark Edwards, Creditsafe
Alyssa Le-Sayone, S&P Global
Astar Saleh, HSBC
Tracy Kellaher, Tradeshift
Mod: Marc Mealy, US-ASEAN Business Council
Michael Riady, Tentera Coffee & Lippo Group
Mark Robinson, Herbert Smith Freehills
4:00pm4:50pmSite Selection 101: Gettng the Fundamentals Right TodayPayments: Key Issues in Making it Easy for Your Customers to BuyJapan Super-SessionStrategies in Workforce Development for Supply Chain Excellence (Tyler Reeb)
Guillermo Mazier, Conway
Shannon Lynch, FrankfurtRheinMainCorp
John Keisler, Long Beach Economic Development
Andrew Keighery, HSBC
Aly Holvik, former PayPal
Hans Dose, Tenikle
Mod: Brian Peck
Janelle Sasaki
Scott Sato, Tricor Japan
Mod: Tyler Reeb, Center for International Trade & Transportation
Stefan Minder, Kuehne-Nagel
Cynthia Bater, Long Beach Unified School District
Teri Carpenter, ModCloth

Nov 7

Start TimeEnd TimeRoom 1Room 2Room 3Room 4
8:00am9:00amDoors Open; Networking; Coffee
10:30am11:20amPeople Strategies, pt 2: Maintaining a Global Company CultureEuropean Super SessionExpansion Playbooks, pt 1: Comparing Go-To-Market Models for Internet CompaniesIncremental Global – The Role Marketplaces Play in Your Early B2C Global Ecommerce Strategy
Mary-Patton Eisen, Asana
Isabelle Bicaci, OpenTable
Claire O'Rourke, HSBC
James Banville, The Honest Company
Lubka Katchakova, Consulate of Bulgaria
Mod: Andrew Lindquist, Tricor
Mary-Patton Eisen, Asana
Isabelle Bicaci, OpenTable
Claire Tsai, Cloudflare Ramsey Pryor, Branch Metrics
Host: Joshua Halpern
Chad Epling, Mamenta
Jeff Unze, Beyond X
11:30am12:30pmCFIUS & Changes in Global Investment NormsSmarter Supplier Discovery via Artificial IntelligenceTax Strategies: Organizing for SuccessEveryone is Welcome: Los Angeles in the Eyes of the World
John Lash, Control Risks
James Robinson, Herbert Smith Freehills
Mod: Larry Wunsch
Stewart Lipeles, Baker McKenzie
Gene Tien, Baker McKenzie
Mod: Suzanne Boda, American Airlines
Larry Freedman, Los Angeles Football Club
Eileen Hanson, Westfield
Dennis Quinn, Universal Studios Hollywood
2:00pm2:50pmLatin America: Operations & Getting Things Done in LATAMJapan Social Media StrategiesExpansion Playbooks, pt 2: Comparing Go-To-Market Models for Goods Companies & ManufacturersCommon Tax Compliance Pitfalls When Selling Cross-Border & How to Avoid Them
Mod: Aly Holvik
Diana Castro, Panama Pacifico
Salvador Behar Lavalle, National Chamber for Sugar & Alcohol (Mexico)
Max Horwitz, Business Council for International Understanding
Host: Joshua Halpern
John Hayato Branderhorst, btrax, Inc
Ayaka Matsui, Aydea
Adam Xavier, Paris Hilton Skincare
Katie Eshuys, Halo Top Creamery
James Banville, The Honest Company
Nanxi Liu, Enplug
Host: Joshua Halpern
Patrick Firth, Avalara
3:00pm3:50pmExpansion Funding Models: Financing GrowthB2G: Trends in Selling to GovernmentDHL Workshop
4:00pm4:50pmRegulatory Reactions to Frontier TechGlobal Retail Power Leaders – hear from local retailers selling globallyMid-Market E-Commerce: Getting Serious and Strategic in Key Markets
George Tilesch, Ipsos
Leslie Katz, Clark Hill

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