The International Best Practices Summit
Registration for this event has closed, but walk-ins are welcome.
WINNING STRATEGIES FOR EXPANDING INTERNATIONALLY
China, Europe, India, Japan and Latin America
This is your opportunity to ask questions and get the answers that can expand your business successfully beyond U.S borders.
Join us for an informative and interactive dialogue with respected professionals and local experts, covering such topics as:
- Proven strategies for expanding into specific countries and regions
- Tactics for determining demand for your products or services.
- How to best navigate international regulatory, legal and related business requirements.
- How to protect your company's intellectual property and trade secrets.
- Insights into vital cultural, political and economic considerations.
Schedule and Speakers
8:00 AM — Summit Registration Opens / Networking in Exhibit Hall
9:00 AM — Session 1
Room A – China Panel presented by the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Room B - India Panel presented by the India United States Business Network
Matthew Schottelkotte - CEO, GBBN Architects
Jeff Holtmeier - Expert China/US Business Development Advisor, China-US Business Development Corp.
Michael Kou - President, Growth By Export, Inc.
Dan Harris - China Law Blog
Suhas Kulkarni - Director of the Office for Globalization, Metro Louisville
Joe Dehner - Attorney, Frost Brown Todd
Ajay Sharma - Principal, Inspirus Consulting, LLC
9:45 AM — Networking Break
10:00 AM —Session 2
Room A - Latin America Panel presented by the Hispanic Chamber of Greater Cincinnati
Room B – Japan Panel presented by the Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati
Paul Berge - Principal, Paul Berge International
Wendy Castillo – General Cable, Sales Manager Latin America
Ijturi Viveros - RA Jones, Sales Manager Latin America
Raul Rosado - Formica, VP and Chief Legal Counsel NA
Tetsuya ‘Ted’ Maruishi - Kintetsu World Express
Raymond Luk - Co-Owner, Green Energy Enterprises, LLC
Louisa Luk - Co-Owner, Green Energy Enterprises, LLC
Robert Lees - International Consultancy, Inc. Partner
Kenjiro (Ken) LeCroix – Attorney, Frost Brown Todd
10:45 AM — Networking Break
11:00 AM, Auditorium — European Panel
Bill Hutter – President, Sequent
Mark DeVries – Senior Advisor, Sequent Europe
Dixon Miller – Attorney, Porter Wright
Les Glick – Attorney, Porter Wright
John Mack – Director for Business Development, Orange Financial International
11:45 AM — Luncheon seating in Banquet Room
NOON — Merx 2014 International Trade Luncheon
featuring Keynote by:
Robert Smith, Papa John’s International
“Broom Closet Start-up to Top Global Franchise”
1:00 PM — Program Ends
This year’s summit taps into the collective knowledge base of many of the region’s international resource organizations (Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber, India US Business Council, Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati and the Hispanic Chamber) highlighting such geographic markets as China, Europe, India, Japan and Latin America.