2015 Conference Presentations

Session I (Concurrent Sessions)

I-A

Presenter(s):
Kate Arroyo International Trade Specialist Florida SBDC at University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
Jared Bailey Consultant Florida SBDC at University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL

International Market Selection: A New Tool to Make Your Life Simpler

I-B

Presenter(s):
Jim Foley Director Illinois SBDC International Trade Center Peoria, IL
John Larsen Deputy Director Trade promotion Coordinatoing Committee Secretariat US Dept of Commerce Washington, DC

Next Step for CGBP Counselors in SBDCs

I-C

Presenter(s):
Maurice Kogon Founder Kogon Trade Consulting Torrance, CA

Extensive International Trade Resources in a One-Stop Web Portal

I-E

Presenter(s):
Betty Vining Assistant Teaching Professor University Of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Michael Costello Assistant Teaching Professor University of Missouri-St. Louis St. Louis, MO

International Business Career Conference

Session II (Concurrent Sessions)

II-A

Presenter(s):

Leroy Lowe

Market Entry Decision Making

II-B

Presenter(s):
Carla Gonzalez SBDCGlobal.com Site Specialist The University of Texas at San Antonio – International Trade Center San Antonio, Texas
Berenice Carmona Senior International Business Consultant The University of Texas at San Antonio International Trade Center San Antonio, Texas

SBDCGlobal.com – Connecting Small Business to the World

II-C

Presenter(s):
Maurice Kogon Founder Kogon Trade Consulting Torrance, CA

Matrix Techniques to Identify Best Export Industries and Markets

II-D

Presenter(s):
Zachary Person Program Manager Illinois International Trade Center Center for Entrepreneurship College of DuPage DuPage, IL
Jimmy Tobyne Strategic Partnership Development Americas Alibaba.com

International ecommerce, an Alibaba/ITC Partnership and Finding New Customers

Session III (Concurrent Sessions)

III-A

Presenter(s):
Anthony Cambas Director International Trade Center – SBDC at Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK

Customs in the 21st Century: An Overview for Academics, Trade Assistance Providers, and Practitioners

III-B

Presenter(s):
Leah Goold-Haws Deputy Sector Navigator, Global Trade & Logistics California Community College Chancellor’s Office hosted at Feather River College Redding, California

The Junior Centers for International Trade Development

III-C

Presenter(s):
Shawn Levsen Adjunct Professor Austin Community College Round Rock, TX

Improving Global Supply Chain Processes

III-D

Presenter(s):
Mark Wocial Wocial & Associates LLC Indianapolis, IN

Managing brands in international markets – The”War-Room Wall” approach

III-E

Session Presenter(s):
Susan Anthony Acting Director Global IP Academy U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Washington, DC.

Obtaining IP Protection Around the World

Session IV (Concurrent Sessions)

IV-A

Presenter(s):
Raymond Clark International Business Development Euromonitor International Chicago, IL
Michael Pacuara Global Director, Government & Trade Euromonitor International Chicago, IL

SUCCEEDING IN EMERGING MARKETS

IV-B

Presenter(s):
John Larsen Deputy Director Trade promotion Coordinatoing Committee Secretariat US Dept of Commerce Washington, DCMary McKinney Director Duquesne University SBDC Pittsburgh, PA
Luis Pinilla, Esq. President and CEO of Pinilla Plazas and Associates Bogota, Colombia

Brent Rondon Manager, Global Business Program Duquesne University SBDC Pittsburgh, PA

A Panel: Look South USDOC initiative and opportunities in the Pacific Alliance Latin American Countries

IV-C

Presenter(s):
Donna Davisson Executive Director NASBITE International Cleveland, OH
Christine Schrage Global Opportunities Coordinator University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA

Incorporation of the CGBP into university curriculum

IV-D

Presenter(s):

Ray Bowman

IV-E

Presenter(s):
Gene Stewman State Trade and Export Promotion Program U.S. Small Business Association Washington, DC

State Trade and Export Promotion Program Overview and Update

Session V (Concurrent Sessions)

V-A

Presenter(s):
Robert Erwin Senior International Trade Consultant University of Georgia SBDC International Trade Center Lawrenceville, Georgia

Dimitris Kloussiadis Senior International Trade Consultant University of Georgia SBDC International Trade Center Lawrenceville, Georgia

Shipping Documentation Made Easy! (Well Easier)

V-C

Presenter(s):
Mike Seibert Director International Business Development SBTDC at NC State University Raleigh, North Carolina
Alex Viva IBD Counselor SBTDC Raleigh, NC

Faculty and Student Engagement: A Relevant Business Opportunity

V-D

Presenter(s):
Hongxia (Mary) Ma Director Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at GSU University Park, IL

Doing Business with China

V-E

Presenter(s):
Yuki Fujiyama Trade Finance Specialist International Trade Administration U.S. Department of CommercePaul Toskin Vice President & Manager Trade Service Group Commerce Bank
Kristi Wiggins International Trade Specialist St. Louis U.S. Export Assistance Center U.S. Department of Commerce St. Louis, MO

Mark Klein Regional Director U.S. Export-Import Bank

Export Assistance Resources and Financing Options

Session VI (Concurrent Sessions)

VI-A

Presenter(s):
Aldis Jakubovskis Program Specialist University of Missouri SBDC Saint Louis, MO
Pablo Arroyo Business Development Specialist University of Missouri Extension SBTDC Union, MO

Developing International Financial Projections

VI-B

Presenter(s):
Alberto Rodriguez-Baez Senior International Business Consultant UTSA’s International Trade Center San Antonio, TX

Keeping and Growing Your International Distributors: Lightning Bug or Lightning?

VI-C

Presenter(s):
Joyce Steffan Director, Office of Global Business Fisher College of Business Columbus, OH
Wes Aubihl Global Program Manager Ohio Development Services Agency Columbus, OH

Closing the Export Knowledge Gap

VI-D

Presenter(s):
Meghan Salkin Special Programs Coordinator Monte Ahuja College of Business Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH

CGBP-Palooza: Everything You Wanted to Know and More!

VI-E

Presenter(s):
Mike Allocca President Allocca Enterprises Inc.
<York, SC

HTS/Schedule B Classification