The intention of the E3 conferences is to put the power of global expansion into every entrepreneur’s hands through simplification and relationships.  Topics will include preparing your business to expand into new markets, understanding international trade policy, developing market opportunities, legal and tax implications of international business, growth industries in specific regions, etc.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, KNAFEL CENTER
Boston, MA

  9:00 AM  Registration Opens, Coffee and Networking

  9:30 AM   Opening Session and Welcome Remarks

  • Brett Bruen, President, Global Situation Room, Inc.
  • Bob Heckart, Treasure & Board Member, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Foundation, Harvard University

  9:45 AM  Remarks: James Paul, Director, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration

Director Paul will discuss how small businesses can leverage the U.S. Department of Commerce and the resources available for small business owners.

10:00 AM   Panel Discussion: Current Trade Policies - What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Senior U.S. Government officials and business leaders will talk about what comes next for America's trade agenda, how small businesses can thrive in the global marketplace. 

Panelists:
Moderator: Brett Bruen, President, GSR & US News and World Report Contributor
Christopher Smart, Senior Fellow, Harvard University
               and Former Special Asst to President for International Economics
Jim Krzywicki, Executive Vice President and COO, WebPort Global
Jill Kelley, President and Founder, Military Diplomacy Strategies, LLC
Katie Davies, VP International Solution Development, Raduis

10:50 AM  Featured Market: Unique opportunities available for US businesses in Quebec
                  Denis Hvizdak, Business Development Manager, Investissement Quebec

11:00 AM   Panel Discussion: Global Business Success Strategies

Hear from entrepreneurs and business leaders that are succeeding globally, their success stories, the challenges they have overcome, and lessons they have learned.

Panelists:
Moderator: Leland Vittert, Anchor, America's News Headquarters, Fox News
Jeremy Vitaro, Dunkin' Brands, VP of International Development
Nicole Sahin, CEO and Founder, Globalization Partners
Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director, Acceleration Partners

11:50 AM  Etihad Airways, Valery Soriano, Corporate Account Manager

11:55 AM  Kountable | Global Trade Financing

Maika Hemphill from Kountable shares the the challenges of buying and selling into developing countries, and how her organization is opening doors and removing obstacles to deliver U.S. products into the global marketplace.

12:05 PM   Networking Lunch

Sit down for an in-depth chat with senior trade officials from dozens of nations, along with trade experts, and policymakers.

  1:00 PM  Remarks: Michele Pecoraro, Plymouth 400

An American Story - A National Legacy: Immigration and innovation have always been a part of the American way of life.  Our global connections, and trade that comes from it, are a part of what makes us great. Learn more about the Plymouth 400 initiative and how it connects us to our future. 

  1:10 PM   Keynote Speaker: Dr Rollan Roberts

Rollan Roberts, Former CEO of Hoverboard, serial entrepreneur recognized as a"Top 100 Most Influential Floridians" of 2015 shares his experiences of business leadership and navigating global markets.

  1:40 PM   Want your first/next international venture to succeed? Better check your 'tudes!
                   Presented by Martin Roth, PhD,
                   Dean of Barney School of Business, University of Hartford

New thinking and a new assessment tool reveals potential traps and gaps within your team and company that can make the difference between failure and success in overseas markets.

HBR Article: Does your company have what it takes to go global?

  2:25 PM   Coffee and Networking Break

Meet with senior trade officials from dozens of nations, along with trade experts, and policymakers.

  3:00 PM    Remarks: MassChallenge, Michael LaRhette, President

Michael LaRhette, President of MassChallenge, discusses the role of the accelerator as a means to expand access to global markets for the entrepreneur, as well as trends in startup/corporate collaboration.

           3:10 PM   Panel Discussion: Messaging and Branding for a Global Audience

Leading brand and marketing experts, journalists and CEOs on the challenges facing U.S. brands in the current global marketplace.

Panelists:
Moderator: Johanna Maska, Former Director of Press Advance, White House
Ross Martin, CEO Blackbird Global, Former EVP of Marketing at Viacom
Dana M. Lewis, President and CEO, In Other Words, LLC,
Zach Hobbs, Global Brand Expert, IDEO

  4:00 PM   Closing Keynote: Reggie Middleton, Founder and CEO of Veritaseum

Where "platform economics" meets the "Blockchain", a frictionless global P2P marketplace ensues.  Worldwide disintemediation is inevitable as gatekeepers are rendered unnecessary. Reggie Middleton draws the layperson a roadmap.

   4:15 PM   Closing Statements