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


 

Agenda



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


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