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.
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:15 p.m. Adjourn
We are now accepting sponsorship applications for International Trade Day.
Contact Chang Lu at Chang.Lu@ks.gov or (913) 515-8541 with questions.