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

-       Brett Bruen, President, Global Situation Room, Inc

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


11:15AM         -           NAFTA, TPP, & China - Will Trump Turn Tradeoff?

-       Leading journalists share their insights on President Trump’s tweets, tariffs, and trade policies

-       Nancy Marshal Genzer, Senior Reporter, Marketplace, NPR

-       Natasha Bertrand, National Security Reporter, The Atlantic


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

-       Ambassador Phil Carter

o   Former Deputy Commander of Africa Command and American ambassador to the Ivory Coast

-       Brett Bruen

Former White House Director of Global Engagement


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

-       Tim Cummins, President, International Association of Commercial and Contract Managers (IACCM)


12:30PM          -           Lunch


1:10PM            -          How Hollywood Speaks Global

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


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


2:00PM            -           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


2:30PM            -           Featured Markets

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

-       Ander Caballero, Delegate, Delegation of the Basque Country to the United States


3:00PM            -           Translating Trump on Trade

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

-       Former Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-AZ)

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


3:30PM            -           Reception


For media or diplomatic pass please contact us to validate your credentials.