20th Kentucky Trade and Investment Conference

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Thursday, May 6, 2010,
8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Registration at 7:45 a.m.),

Northern Kentucky Convention Center,
Covington, Kentucky


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Registration (7:45 A.M.)

Opening Ceremony/ Morning Keynote Speech (8:15 – 8:50 a.m.), Room E

MARK HOLLOWAY, Chief Investment Officer, Stock Yards Bank & Trust
Global and Domestic Economic Forecast: the Impact on the Capital Markets

Concurrent Sessions (9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.)

  • TRADE, CHANGE, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA)
    Facilitator: Jeanine Duncliffe, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

    Abstract: Learn how you can take advantage of the North America Free Trade Agreement to grow your business. Gather business insights from two regional corporations.
  • Speakers:LES GLICK, Partner and Author, Porter, Wright, Morris and Arthur
    NAFTA and the Future of Free Trade Agreements
    LUPITA CARDIEL, Regional Sales Man. – Midwest Region USA , Air Canada
    Air Canada, Business and Economic Impact for the Tri-State Region
    – EWALD HEERSEMA, Zotefoams
    Business Expansion to Mexico with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

  • NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITY: BRAZIL
  • Facilitator : Bill Kostrewski, Vice President, Structured Trade Finance Officer, Fifth Third Bank

    Abstract: With its 5% growth rate forecasted for 2010 (www.cia.gov) and its $2.025 trillion (2009 est.) Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), Brazil is the world’s 10th largest economy. Learn about Brazilian economic forecast and business opportunities.

    Speaker:PHILIP GOUGH, Counselor for Trade Promotion and Investment Affairs,
    Embassy of Brazil, Washington D.C.

  • TOOLS FOR TRADE: EXPAND YOUR BUSINESS WITH THE SUPPORT OF LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL RESOURCES
  • Facilitator: Catalin Macarie, Partner, Cat Creatives

    Abstract: Learn about organizations that can help you to successfully expand your business in the global marketplace.

    Speakers:MARIA VECHERKOVSKAYA, European-American Chamber of Commerce
    – REPRESENTATIVE, Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce
    ALFONSO CORNEJO, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    YING JUAN ROGERS, Kentucky World Trade Center

Concurrent Sessions (10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)

  • NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES: CANADA AND MEXICO
  • Facilitator: Les Glick, Partner, Porter, Wright and Morris

    Abstract: Learn how you can take advantage of the North America Free Trade Agreement to grow your business. Gather business insights from two regional corporations.

    Speakers: – REPRESENTATIVE,, Consulate of Canada, Detroit
    JUAN MANUEL SOLANA, Consul, Consulate of Mexico, Indianapolis
    JEANINE DUNCLIFFE, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

  • TOOLS FOR TRADE: SET UP YOUR GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
    Facilitator: Ms. Jennifer Schwachter, International Business Center, Northern Kentucky University
  • Speakers:LOU LONGO, Global Services Team, Plante & Moran
    MICHAEL MCDERMOTT, Northern Kentucky University

  • TOOLS FOR TRADE: COST EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO MANAGE YOUR EXPORTS
    Facilitator: Ms. Laura Turner, Plante and Moran
  • Speakers:AMANDA BARLOW,,United State Council for International Business

Concurrent Sessions (11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.)

  • TRADE, TRENDS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES – ENERGY
    Facilitator : Mr. Steve Jones, Jaap-Orr
  • Speakers:W. THOMAS CHANEY, AB, MA, Assistant Vice President/Managing Officer,

    GAI Consultants, Inc.
    LAWRENCE FEIST, Program Chair, Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology and power Systems Engineering Technology, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College

  • TOOLS FOR TRADE: EXPORT FINANCING
    Facilitator: Steve Bastin/Nancy Downey, PNC Bank
  • Speakers:PATRICK HAYES, Regional Export Finance Manager, SBA
    MICHAEL HOWARD, Midwest Regional Director, Ex-Im Bank

  • MARKET OPPORTUNITY: INDIA (Session hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service) (Room 3)
    Facilitator and Speaker: Kara Sweeney, U.S. Commercial Service, Cincinnati office

    Abstract: Learn how you can take advantage of the services of the U.S. Commercial Service to grow your business in India. Connect with the latest Chamber organization in town, the Indian-American Chamber of Commerce!
  • Speakers:P. VAIDYANATHAN, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service,
    American Consulate General, Chennai, India
    DR. RAYAN FELIX COUTINHO, President, Indian American Chamber of Commerce

Luncheon/Keynote Speech, Rooms D/E (12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.)

LESLIE SCHWEITZER, Senior Trade Advisor, TradeRoots, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
The Future of Free Trade: Free Trade Agreements and Initiatives in Support of Exports

NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITY: CHINA (1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Speakers:DANSONG XU, First Secretary, Economic and Commercial office, Embassy
of the People’s Republic of China
– ROBERT CRAIG, Taft, Stettinius and Hollister
– JOE DEHNER, Frost, brown and Todd
– ROBERT G. LEES, Board of Director, Global Sources Ltd., Hong Kong, Strategic Advisor, University of Cincinnati, and former President and CEO, Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC),
– MARK PEACHEY, Director, International Trade, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development,

Networking Reception: Celebrating the World Equestrian Games,
          Rooms D/E (3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

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