Join peers and experts at the largest gathering in the field of international education to explore the theme for the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, “Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections.”
The conference offers outstanding educational and professional development opportunities and a world class Expo Hall, located in one of the most diverse and innovative cities in United States-Los Angeles, California.
Topic: Go-Biz Update
Speaker: Panorea Avdis, Director, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Topic: U.S. Trade Issues
Speaker: Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Topic: Trade in the Americas
Speaker: Ambassador Jamal Khokhar, President & CEO, Institute of the Americas
- 10:00 am – 11:30 am International Networking
- 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch & International Business Panel
- 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Exporter Workshop: Nurturing a “China Distinction” for Your Brand
The International Business Luncheon is a dynamic forum for business leaders and diplomatic representatives to discuss the state of global trade, explore new business opportunities, and recognize the region’s international connections.
Hear from thought leaders in the digital economy about how technology-enabled trade and business tools are revolutionizing global business practices and expanding access to global markets for small to medium businesses.
If you are an exporter, join us immediately after the luncheon for an informed conversation about entering and sustaining business in China’s market.
For two decades, the Northern California World Trade Center has hosted this high-profile luncheon to grow trade by connecting businesses with international market opportunities and to celebrate consuls and trade commissioners from around the world.
The Summit’s theme – “Grow with US” – will highlight the innovative business climate in the United States and feature investment opportunities from every corner of the country. Increased networking time will provide new opportunities for a wide range of global investors to engage with state, regional, and local economic developers – all under one roof.
We are lining up a roster of fantastic keynote speakers and panelists who will lay out a clear roadmap of how businesses of any size, and in any industry, can both benefit from and contribute to the U.S. economy – and grow with us.
PCSI’s Annual Forum is an event that brings together a cross-sector group of urban practitioners from around the world to share ideas and insights and set the stage for action. Attendees include senior representatives from government, the private sector, NGOs, foundations, and more.
Sponsorship opportunities available.
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