World Trade Day 2006

The World’s Super Economies:

Doing Business in China, India, Russia and the EU

Thursday. September 21, 2006

Sheraton St. Louis City Center Hotel and Suites

Agenda

7:30 - 8:00         Registration

8-00 - 8:05        Opening address from Stewart Dahlberg, Chairman, SLRIP

8:05 - 8:35          Larry E. Christensen, VP Export Controls, JPMorgan Chase Vastera

                        “Managing Finances and Current Trends”

8:35 – 8:45        Comments from Charlie A Dooley, St. Louis County Executive

 

8:45 - 9:35         Ted Simmons , Jack Daniel’s Global Brand Consultant,

“The Last Time I Saw Lynchburg”-Building the Jack Daniel’s Global Brand , Arnold Worldwide, Boston, MA

9:35 – 9:45        Break

9:45 – 10:10      Focus: China

                                    William Lawton, Senior Trade Specialist, Asia-Pacific,

U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.

10:10 – 10:20                 Case Study: Code 3 – Dave Seliga, Int’l Sales Manager

10:20 – 10:30     Focus: India

                                    Special Guest: The Honorable Arun Kumar,

                        Consul General of India in Chicago

10:30 – 10:45                 Shantanu Srivastava, Managing Director, Ishan Int’l (India)

10:45 – 11:00                 Case Study: Lubri-Loy, David Graham, President and CEO

11:00 – 11:25     Focus: EU

                                    David Bohigian, Assistant Secretary of Commerce,

                                    Market Access and Compliance – Washington, D.C.

                                   “The Current State of the EU and Trade Policy Changes”

11:25 – 11:45                 Chris Christov, Economist, BISNIS/ US Commercial Service

Russia: The Bear – Out of Hibernation,”

11:45 – 12:00                 Case Study: Laserband, Jorik Itman

                                    Director of International Development

12:00 – 12:30     Break

12:30 – 12:40     Address from Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder

12:40 – 1:00      Lunch

1:00   – 1:30      Keynote: Stephen Burrows, President and CEO, Anheuser-Busch International

 

9:00 – 4:00      Meet with 34 Foreign Country Trade Reps.

                        Tables and meeting space is provided for these valuable face-to-face

                        consultations. Register at www.modec.org  Cost: $95 per person