E3 Richmond: Tech & Trade in a Time of Turmoil 

June 14, 2019

University of Richmond

Queally Center - 142 UR Drive 

Richmond, VA 23173


 The threats facing companies today seem to multiply by the minute.  Trying to expand overseas invites even more challenges. How can you protect proprietary technology and information?  How can you identify and tap into innovation emerging abroad?  How should you conduct due diligence on foreign buyers, distributors, and suppliers?  The 12th Entrepreneurship Export Exchange will explore the latest trends and turbulence in taking technology global.  Whether you are tech company or one that depends on technology, you won’t want to miss some of the world’s leading national security experts breakdown what you should worry about and where the next major opportunities are emerging.  We are living in a time of transformation.  Get the global insights and intelligence needed to safely navigate your company through upheaval to success.

10:00AM - Welcome

  • Dr. Nancy Bagranoff, Dean of the Robins School of Business, University of Richmond

  • Jennifer Wakefield, Interim President, Greater Richmond Partnership

  • Aaron Miller, International Trade Manager, Virginia Small Business Development Centers

  • Johanna Maska, CEO, The Global Situation Room, Inc

10:10AM - Global Threats & Risk Management Strategies

Moderated by Deidre Shesgreen, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, USA Today

  • Former Congressman Hon. Jim Kolbe, (R-AZ)

  • Former American Ambassador to South Africa, Indonesia, & Algeria, Hon. Cameron Hume

  • Nagesh Rao, Director of Business Technology Solutions, US Small Business Administration

10:50AM - Cyber Insecurity: What to Worry About

  • Breanne Deppisch, Senior Staff Writer, Aspen Institute’s Cybersecurity & Technology Program

  • Scott Schober, Author, “Hacked Again”

  • Muneer Baig, Principal, SYSUSA

  • Donie O’Sullivan, Cyber Security Reporter, CNN


New Rules on the Frontiers of Technology


Fireside Chat with the Peter Fatelnig

Minister Counselor for Digital Economy Policy

Delegation of the European Union to the United States


& Bloomberg’s Economic Policy Editor

Sarah McGregor

12:10PM - Networking Lunch

  • Sit down with trade officials and diplomats from dozens of countries around the world


Trump, Trade, & Technology

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A Conversation with Jonathan Wachtel

Former Fox News Correspondent &

Director of Communications

for US Ambassador Nikki Haley


with Kendis Gibson

MSNBC News Anchor

1:25PM - Oren Dorell Memorial Media Roundtable on World Affairs

  • Christina Ruffini, Foreign Affairs Reporter, CBS News

  • Alexandra von Nahmen, Washington Bureau Chief, Deutsche Welle TV (Germany)

Oren Dorell was the diplomatic correspondent for USA Today who passed away tragically in 2018. This panel is held annually in his memory.


Navigating a Dangerous World

Strategies from Oxford Analytica CEO David K. Young


with Eric Johnson

Senior Editor of Technology

Journal of Commerce

2:30PM - Integrating Technology & Tax in International Operations

  • Will Hooker, Senior Manager, International Tax, Cherry Bekaert

  • David Romig, II, President, THInc.IT 

  • Ting Xu, Founder & Chairman of the Board, Evergreen Enterprises

Conference concludes with a reception sponsored by Cherry Bekaert


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