The 10th Entrepreneurship Export Exchange

at the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

June 19, 2018

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From Head Winds to Trade Winds: Growing Global in the Time of Trump


10:30AM         -           Networking with Embassies & Foreign Trade Offices


11:00AM         -           Welcome Remarks

-       Mike Forehand, Senior Vice President, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

-       Johanna Maska, CEO, Global Situation Room, Inc

-       Aaron Miller, Vice Chairman, Virginia/DC District Export Council

-       Rick Wade, Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach, US Chamber of Commerce 


11:15AM         -          The Dorell Global Dialogue

In memory of the late USA Today Reporter Oren Dorell

NAFTA, TPP, & China - Will Trump Turn Tradeoff?

-       Nancy Marshal Genzer, Senior Reporter, Marketplace, NPR

-       Philip Crowther, White House Correspondent, France 24

Moderated by: Victoria Jones, Executive Director, DC Radio Company


11:45AM         -           Ambassadorial Assessments on an Uncertain World

-       Ambassador Colleen Bell

o   Former American ambassador to Hungary

-       Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz

o   Former American ambassador to Georgia and Belarus

-       Brett Bruen

Former White House Director of Global Engagement

Moderated by: Robbie Gramer, National Security Reporter, Foreign Policy


12:15AM         -           Let’s Make a Deal: Quick Tips on Contracts Abroad

-       Sally Hughes, CEO, International Association of Commercial and Contract Managers (IACCM)


12:30PM          -          Networking Lunch


1:00PM            -          State of the Trans-Atlantic Trade & Ties

A conversation with David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States

with Gardiner Harris

State Department Correspondent, The New York Times


1:30PM            -          The World Made Easy:

Getting the Support, Strategies, & Skills to Grow Global

-       Paul Grossman, Vice President for International Trade, State of Virginia

-       Scott Blacklin, Chairman, Virginia/DC District Export Council

-       Dr. Jennifer Clinton, CEO, Cultural Vistas

-       Andy Karellas, Executive Director, State International Trade Directors Organization

Moderated by: Cherylyn Harley LeBon, Former Assistant Administrator, US Small Business Administration


2:00PM            -           How Hollywood Speaks Global

- Fireside Chat with Peter Schube, Former Chief Operating Officer, Illumination Entertainment


2:20PM           -            Lost in Translation? Global Branding & Marketing

-       Doug Frantz, Former Managing Editor, The Los Angeles Times and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs

-       Johanna Maska, Former Vice President of Communications, The Los Angeles Times and White House Director of Press Advance

-      Jenaro Diaz, CEO, djnr Interactive


2:50PM            -           Featured Market: India

-       Hon. Nisha Biswal, President US-India Business Council and former Assistant Secretary of State


3:05PM            -           Translating Trump on Trade

-       Barry Bennett, Former Senior Adviser to the Trump Campaign and President, Avenue Strategies

-       Jill Kelley, Former Honorary Ambassador to US Central Command and President, Military Diplomacy Strategies

Moderated by Vivian Salama, White House Reporter, The Wall Street Journal


3:35PM            -         Reception with the

State International Development Organization (SIDO)