Posts filed under ‘seminars’

NKITA and DHL Export Trade Conference

Thursday, November 17, 2011, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Florence, KY

Join NKITA at the 2011 DHL Express International Trade Affairs & Compliance (ITAC) Seminar Series.

During the seminar you will learn about:
* Overview of export controls by DHL Express
* Overview of export enforcement by Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Export Enforcement
* Brief overview of recent changes in the sanctions and embargo programs by Doug Jacobson
* Automated Export System filing compliance by U.S. Census Bureau
* Brief overview of export compliance best practices published by Bureau of Industry and Security


October 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

NKITA Trade Education Seminars

Thursday, September 22, 2011, Hilton Cincinnati Airport, 7373 Turfway Road, Florence, KY

Join NKITA at the 2011 DHL Express International Trade Affairs & Compliance (ITAC) Seminar Series.

During the seminar you will learn about:
– Overview of export controls (Office of Export Enforcement)
– Sanctions and embargo shipments
– Effective use of ATA Carnet
– Automated Export System filing compliance


September 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

NKITA Trade Education: Foreign Exchange Risk Management Strategies

Given the recent volatility in the Foreign Exchange markets and the increasing globalization of the worlds’ economies, currency movements can have a significant impact on a company’s performance. There are a variety of solutions to manage the impact of currency fluctuations to reduce the risk of adverse movements and maximize the benefit of favorable currency market trends. Tools include locking in forward contracts, purchasing options or entering into non-deliverable forwards in emerging market currencies.

During the seminar you will learn about:

  • Forecast on currency policies in the EURO zone and China;
  • Implications for our small businesses;
  • Tools and the strategies small businesses can use to minimize currency risk.



Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing


Kerry B. Stealey, Managing Director, Foreign Exchange, PNC Bank

Ms. Stealey specializes in providing advisory and execution services in foreign currency risk management. She works closely with corporate clients to tailor foreign exchange management solutions. She has worked extensively will all types of currency risk management instruments, including forwards, options, and non-deliverable forwards. She conducts frequent seminars in foreign currency risk management and related topics.

Prior to joining PNC Capital Markets Ms. Stealey was a Vice President on the Foreign Exchange desk for National City Bank since 1996. She began her career in Boston as a financial planner after graduating from Ithaca College in New York. She moved to Los Angeles, California where she continued to work in the financial services industry until joining National City, now PNC in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ivan Drobnjak, Fifth Third Bank

Oiginally from Eastern Europe, Ivan was educated in the United States. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Berea College and an MBA in Finance from Miami University, graduating at the top of the class. Ivan has spent the nine years of professional experience with Fifth Third Bancorp, all of it working in some International function. For six years he was a Commercial Lender focused solely on taking care of European corporates, while the last two years he has narrowed down the focus to the world of Foreign Exchange.

Ivan now covers Kentucky, Southeast Ohio & West Virginia markets as a Foreign Exchange Advisor. His function is to listen and understand companies’ international needs & objectives and subsequently craft an optimal international strategy for the business. This strategy’s goal is to eliminate risk and maximize profit.

February 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

Trade Education Seminar: Security Vs. Trade Compliance – Impact for Business

Did you know that in 2010 U.S. Customs and Border Protection will facilitate about $2 trillion in legitimate trade? Learn about the programs of U.S. CBP and gather insights and useful information from the business community.

When: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Time: 8:30 – 1:00 a.m.
Location: Northern Kentucky Chamber
300 Buttermilk Pike, FT. Mitchell, KY


SPEAKER: Philip Poland

Phillip Poland is the Director of Export Control and Trade Integrity with DHL Express USA’s International Trade Affairs and Compliance organization. In his current position, he has responsible of overseeing C-TPAT compliance, export regulatory compliance, working trade policy issues, and addressing compliance concerns when potential violations occur. Prior to his current position with DHL Express, he worked in the area of contracts and international trade for two major aerospace companies. While
working in the aerospace industry he had responsibility over all aspects of international trade compliance at U.S. and foreign sites, as well as, drafting and negotiating international contracts terms. Phillip teaches contracting and international trade classes for St. Louis University School of Professional Studies. Phillip holds a law degree from St. Louis University and his undergraduate degree from Missouri State University. He completed the export compliance officer program at the International Import Export

January 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Trade Seminar: Taxation, International Accounting and Financial Reporting Standards

Event Description:
In today’s economy, it is more important than ever that businesses be aware of tax laws that can directly impact profits. We have seen numerous changes to those laws this year, and more changes are certainly coming. Learn about strategies that may save your company time and money.

Topics include:
– Small Business Jobs Act of 2010
– 2010 Health Care Reform Act
– Hiring Incentive to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act
– Federal and state tax credits and incentives
– International tax update


Location:Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
300 Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, KY

Cost:$15 Chamber Members; $25 Future Members

Presented by:
Supported by:
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing

October 25, 2010 at 6:51 am

Seminar: International Strategy – Planning, Implementation and Examples

Learn the basics of international strategy. Gather insights on:

  • International Logistics
    • Export Transportation (Air and Ocean)
    • Security aspects of transportation
    • Product identification for export
    • Deciding air versus ocean transportation
    • Inco Terms
  • International Business Case Examples
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • U.S. Commercial Service

Speakers include:

Jim Downing, Counselor, SCORE
Mark Peachey, Director, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, International Division
Kara Sweeney, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service (CS), U.S. Department of Commerce

Learn More and Register Today!

March 12, 2010 at 11:50 am

RD International Trade Seminar Series Office of Economics

RD International Trade Seminar Series
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: 500 E Street, SW Washington, DC
Room : Conference Room – 615P

Metro Directions:
Take the orange, blue, yellow or green lines to the L’Enfant Plaza stop. Use the exit marked “7th & D Sts.” Exit through the construction, down the stairs. Turn right and walk east to the corner of 6th and D Sts. (half a block). Turn right and walk south on 6th St. (2 blocks) to the corner of 6th and E Sts. The USITC building is on the left (SW corner).

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October 15, 2009 at 8:00 am

3rd Annual SODEC/XAVIER International Trade Conference

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH
$75/ $50 (for each additional company representative)

For registration & more information:

Topics Include: South America Challenges & Opportunities; Central America Challenges & Opportunities; Central & South America FTAs; P&G Corporate Perspective; Logistical Considerations; Legal Considerations; Customer Financing; Using Ex-Im Bank & Inter-American Development Bank in Central & South America

Presenters Include: U.S. Department of Commerce; USTR; Procter & Gamble; Ex-Im Bank; Liaison to Inter-American Development Bank; FedEx; Fifth Third Bank; Xavier University; Frost Brown Todd LLP & Costa Rica Partner, Andre Tinoco Abodgados.

October 16, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Chamber hosts forum "China Business 2008: Expanding Opportunities for U.S. Companies"

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host a two-day series of events in honor of Minister Xie Feng, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the United States.

– Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Galerie USA
International Happy Hour “A Toast to Spring!”, Happy Hour with European Chocolate.

Reservations at

– Thursday, March 27, 2008, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Ft. Mitchell country Club, Ft. Mitchell, KY

Forum “China Business 2008: Expanding Opportunities for U.S. Companies”

Keynote speakers:

– Minister Xie Feng, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.
– Ambassador Alan Holmer, Special Envoy for China and the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. Limited Seating. Reservations at

For more information, please contact Daniele S. Longo, Vice President, Business Development and International Trade, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at

Marketing co-sponsors:

– Global Center of Greater Cincinnati
– Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce
– U.S. Commercial Service, Greater Cincinnati office

Gold Level Sponsor

March 13, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Travel with the Northern Kentucky Chamber in 2012

Peru - August 12-20, 2012
To learn more about the program, please email Kyle Horseman or call 859.426.3653.

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