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THE 2024 GLOBAL BUSINESS FORUM

INNOVATIONS IN GLOBAL TRADE

September 18th & 19th, 2024

DFW HYATT REGENCY

Join us at the DFW HYATT REGENCY on September 18th & 19th as we explore NEW IDEAS in GLOBAL TRADE, the world’s oldest business sector.

Hear from GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADERS and meet colleagues from across the country who are actively engaged in global trade as we seek new methods of finding, assessing and improving global markets, analyze global visibility and local relevance of your products, pursue fresh approaches for finding and managing your marketing channel partners, discuss best practices in managing global risk and financing, and explore modern strategies for supply chain management and global marketplace logistics for your products.

SPONSORS

The 2024 Global Business Forum is underwritten by the North Texas District Export Council

The Best Strategies for Keeping Up to Date on Exports and Global Trade

Finding New Markets

Finding, Assessing and Improving Global Markets

Visibility

Improving Global Visibility and Local Relevance of Your Products

New Ideas

Fresh Approaches for Finding and Managing Your Marketing Channel Partners

Risk Strategies

Best Practices in Managing Global Risk and Financing

 

Welcome to the 2024 Global Business Forum! We invite you to explore new ideas in the world's oldest business sector, renew acquaintances with colleagues while meeting new ones. We offer fresh perspectives from global business practitioners across multiple industries and specialties with one commonality: Global Trade.

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson

Chair, North Texas District Export Council

 

This event aims to support exporters nationwide in recognizing the significance of North Texas in the global community. Come and learn about the new suite of USFCS resources designed with you in mind. We are excited to guide each of you in making the most of your time in DFW!

 

Jessica Cheeks Thompson
Jessica Cheeks-Thompson

Executive Secretary, Director, U.S. Commercial Service - Dallas-Fort Worth

Speaker Lineup

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Charlie Alsmiller

Building on International Trade Using eCommerce Strategies

APIWORX

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Elyse Eriksson

CEO, Export Connector

Export Trainer & Author

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Kathy Jiang

Global Trade Advisor

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Tony Scanio

Director, Data Management and Business Intelligence

Christus Health

Two Day Conference with Exhibits

Additional Details to Be Provided

Wednesday September 18 2024

9AM-10:15
Luke J. Lindberg

2024 Global Trade Landscape

Luke J. Lindberg
Luke Lindberg
President of South Dakota Trade | Former Chief of Staff, Export-Import Bank the United States | Mr. Lindberg will interview Ms. Michelle Bikkering, Director of National Engagement, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition
10:30-11:45AM
mel drews

Breakout - Goods Logistics

mel drews
Mel Drews
VP Global Strategic Accounts / Regional Sales Director Gulf & Midwest Regions, Scan Global Logistics
10:30-11:45AM
Greg-Chalkley

Breakout - Trade Compliance

Greg-Chalkley
Greg Chalkley
Managing Partner GC Holdings LLC
10:30-11:45AM
Jim Anderson

Breakout - NADEC and DEC Open Forum

Jim Anderson
Jim Anderson
Owner of ETCetera International & GO CENTER | Mr. Anderson will moderate an interactive Town Hall forum with NADEC Chair Mr. Jonathan Szucs and incoming Chair, Anne Burkett
12 Noon - 2PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

2:30PM - 4PM

Offsite Tour

DFW International Airport Air Cargo + Integrated Operations Center (Mission Control for DFW International Airport)
6PM - 7:30 PM

Reception

Join us for a fun time in historic downtown Grapevine
Following Reception

Mainstreet Grapevine - Eat and Mosey

Join us for a fun time in historic downtown Grapevine

Thursday September 19, 2024

9AM-10:15
paul hirsch

Innovations in Global Supply Chains

paul hirsch
Paul Hirsch
AVP Mexico Business Unit, BNSF Railway
10:30-11:45AM
Charlie Alsmiller

Breakout - eCommerce

Charlie Alsmiller
Charlie Alsmiller
CEO of APIWORX
10:30-11:45AM
Jessica Cheeks Thompson

Breakout - USFCS New Tool Suite

Jessica Cheeks Thompson
Jessica Cheeks-Thompson
Director, U.S. Commercial Service - Dallas-Fort Worth
10:30-11:45AM
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Breakout - Trade Finance

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Kathy Jiang
Global Trade Advisor
12 Noon - 2PM
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Luncheon with Keynote Speaker

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Antonio Carrillo
Mr. Carrillo leads Dallas-based Arcosa which was spun off by Trinity Industries in 2018. Group business strategy has focused on the USA, Mexico and Canada for the past seventy years.
2:30PM - 4PM

Offsite Tour

Join us for a tour of an exciting local DFW area trade operation.
6PM - 7:30 PM

Ice Cream Party

Registration Options

Delegate

One Thing in Common: Global Trade

$450

Early Bird Savings of $50 if You Register by August 1, 2024
  • All Conference Sessions & Breakouts

  • Offsite Tours Each Both Afternoons
  • Exhibition Access
  • Welcome Reception
  • Main Street Grapevine
  • Ice Cream Party

Exhibitor Registration

One Thing in Common: Global Trade

$950

Early Bird Savings of $50 if You Register by August 1, 2024
  • Engage approximately two hundred professionals from across the USA with one common focus: GLOBAL TRADE. Meet or renew acquaintances with global specialists including logistics and supply chain, business development, sales and marketing, finance and risk management, and trade compliance specialists across multiple industries.

  • Includes One Delegate Registration 

Sponsorships

One Thing in Common: Global Trade

Contact Us

Thank you for considering sponsorship of our inaugural 2024 Global Business Forum organized and underwritten by the North Texas District Export Council (NTDEC), a 501(c)(6) nonprofit corporation. We collaborate with sixty District Export Councils across the USA composed of some fifteen hundred members. All DEC members are first vetted, then appointed by the Department of Commerce in one of America’s earliest modern-day public-private partnerships. We are business practitioners across a broad spectrum of industry sectors working in the multifaceted realm of Global Trade exporting our products to markets around the world. 

  • Contact the DEC Chair: mailto:Chair@NorthTexasDEC.org

The Hyatt Regency at DFW International Airport has offered a rate of USD 159 + tax nightly during the week of September 16th 2024. Rooms must be reserved not later than 11:59 PM CDT on August 30th 2024. Free parking is included, if you choose to drive.

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