Trade is a Four-Letter Word (But It Doesn’t Have to Be a Bad One)

    June 14, 2023 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Jassana Barrera

    Not that kind of four-letter word, but you know the ones: Hold, Deny, Regs, Govt, SNAP, Pain. Slow. John McPeak has heard it too, and he knows it doesn’t have to be that way. In his more than 20 years as a trade compliance professional, John has shipped computer hardware and oilfield equipment, helped get specialty medicines to patients who need them, and learned a thing or two about building a compliance culture. Join us for a lively discussion of how you can add value, grow in your trade compliance career, and feel good doing it.

    Bring your thoughts and questions! This will be a highly interactive session, with topics including (but almost certainly not limited to):

    • No more “Department of No”: How trade teams can add value without shortchanging compliance;

    • Getting comfortable with general licenses: What to do when the law says you can ship but the carrier is skeptical;

    • Bringing your whole self to work: Making the case for curiosity and problem-solving as key parts of your compliance toolkit.