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.

DECEMBER 5, 2017

The STatler
1914 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201

  9:00 AM  Registration Opens, Coffee and Networking

  9:30 AM   Opening Session and Welcome Remarks

  • Brett Bruen - Founder and President, Global Situation Room, Inc.
  • The Statler Welcome and Story - Evan Danziger, General Manager
  • City of Dallas Welcome - Beth Huddleston, Chief of Protocol, City of Dallas and Executive VP, World Affairs Council

   9:45 AM   Panel Discussion: Current Trade Policies and How They Impact SMEs –  What Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Navigate in These Uncertain Times

Senior U.S. Government officials and business leaders will talk about what comes next for America's trade agenda; opportunities and challenges ahead; and how small businesses can thrive in the global marketplace. 
  • Moderator: Korina Smith, Executive Director, Global Chamber Dallas
  • Brett Bruen, Former Director of Global Engagement, White House and Founder and President, Global Situation Room
  • Micheal Treyger, Manager, Department of Business Assistance, Office of the Governor, State of Texas 
  • Antwaun Griffin, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary International Trade Administration
  • Jessica Gordon, Director, U.S. Commercial Service DFW, U.S. Department of Commerce

10:30 AM NAFTA: The economic impact and the realities of executing North American trade

  • Moderator: Billy Bob Messer, Partner, Saville Dodgen & Company, PLLC
  • Matthew Rooney, Director, Economic Growth, George W Bush Institute
  • Armando Beteta, Executive Director, EY Global Trade / Latin America Business Center 

11:10 AM  Export Connecter: Elyse Eriksson Shares the 8 Step Process to Conquer the World of Exporting

11:50 AM Break for 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 Funding Opportunities for Global Expansion - Alale Allal, Regional Export Trade Finance Manager, Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration

  1:15 PM Fireside Chat: Steve Guengerich, Executive in New Venture Development and Executive Director of Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UTD
Interviewed by: Angela Shah, Editor Xconomy Texas

  1:45 PM  Panel Discussion: Entrepreneurial Success Stories - Success Strategies and Lessons Learned from Challenges in Globalization Efforts

  • Moderator: Tracy Merzi, Publisher, Dallas Business Journal
  • Toni Portmann - CEO, DHISCO
  • Peter Petrik - Founder & CEO, Skvare
  • David Pfaff - Owner and CEO, Plastronics, Inc

  2:30 PM Coffee and Dessert - Networking Break

  3:15 PM Accessing Global Ecosystems, Sarah Engel, VP of Customer Experience, Alice

  3:30 PM Panel: Building a Global Brand - Global Branding Experts Share Insights on Positioning your Brand, and your Self, for Global Markets

  • Moderator: Jennifer Kushell, President, YSN
  • Johanna Maska, Former Director of Press Advance, White House
  • Patricia Alvey PhD, Associate Provost for Institutional Planning and Effectiveness, SMU and Former Distinguished Chair and Director of Temerlin Advertising Institute
  • Susan Scull, COO, Tandem Theory 

  4:15 PM  Closing Remarks