Kansas International Trade Day 2017

The Kansas Department of Commerce is pleased to host Kansas International Trade Day.

Kansas International Trade Day 

June 6, 2017 - Emporia State University



7:30 a.m. Exhibitor set-up

8:00 a.m. Registration and Exhibits open

9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
   Antonio Soave - Secretary, Kansas Department of Commerce

10:00 a.m.  Session One - Market Entry Strategies
   Why understanding cultural differences is crucial for international businesses.

11:00 a.m.  Session Two - Product Registration and Regulations
     Things you should know when you register your products in foreign countries.

Speaker 1: Dennis Lynch, Counselor - Food Export Association of the Midwest USA
Speaker 2: George Eakin, President & CEO - Osborne Industries, Inc.
12:00 p.m.  Exhibits Open

12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch
   What does the future hold for NAFTA, TPP, TTIP and Others?
Keynote Speaker: Chris Kuehl, Managing Director - Armada Corporate Intelligence
1:15 p.m. Break - Exhibits open

1:45 p.m.  Session Three: Legal Issues
   Are you concerned about IP issues?
   What should you know when you enter into a distribution contract?
Speaker 1: Karen Dickinson, Shareholder - Polsinelli PC
Speaker 2: Aidan Dunleavy, Senior Vice President & Managing Director for International Trade Operations - BG Products, Inc.
2:45 p.m. Session Four: Shipping Issues
   How is the landing cost calculated? What is happening at customs?

Speaker 1: Roger Stuart, Senior Sales Executive - Scarbrough International
Speaker 2: Kendall McFall, Chief Operating Officer - Engrain LLC
3:45 p.m. Break - Exhibits open

4:00 p.m. Session Five: Success Stories by 2016 Exporter of the Year Finalists

Moderator: Ed Bashaw, Business School Dean - Emporia University
Rick Donahue, Chairman - Shor-Line
Paul Kaeb, CEO - KSi Conveyors, Inc.
Bill Cooper, Executive Vice President & COO - Bergkamp, Inc.
Lee Aerospace
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

5:15 p.m. Adjourn

Sponsorship Information

We are now accepting sponsorship applications for International Trade Day. 
Contact Chang Lu at Chang.Lu@ks.gov or (913) 515-8541 with questions. 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits
Sponsorship Application
Credit Card Payment (must submit Sponsorship Application first)


Registration for the 2017 International Trade Day is now open. Conference fees are $50.

Attendee Registration - pay by check
Attendee Registration - pay by credit card