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

     Master of Ceremonies - Susan NeuPoth Cadoret, Acting Director of Business Development
9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks - Susan NeuPoth Cadoret
9:30 a.m.  Session One - Market Entry Strategies
   Why understanding cultural differences is crucial for international businesses.

Speaker 1: Daniel Galindau, Lecturer, International Management and Cross-Cultural Business
Communication - The University of Kansas

Speaker 2: Armando Gordillo, Director of Latin American Operations - Vektek, Inc.
 10:30 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.
11:30 a.m.  Break for networking and visiting exhibitions
11:45 a.m. Networking Lunch

12:10 p.m. Welcoming Remarks - Antonio Soave, Kansas Commerce Secretary
12:30 p.m. Lunch Session - 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 for networking and visiting exhibitions
1:30 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.
2:30 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
3:30 p.m. Break for networking and visiting exhibitions
3:45 p.m. Session Five: Success Stories by 2017 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
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Sponsorship Information

Sponsorships for International Trade Day are now closed.
Contact Chang Lu at Chang.Lu@ks.gov or (913) 515-8541 with questions. 



Registration for the 2017 International Trade Day is closed.