AGENDA

2019 AGENDA
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8:00am – 9:00am

Registration & Networking

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:00am – 9:10am

Opening Remarks

HILDY TEEGEN, PH.D. 
Education Foundation Chaired Professor in International Business and
Executive Director of the Folks Center for International Business
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

9:10am – 9:25am

Welcoming Remarks

PETER BREWS, PH.D.
Dean, Darla Moore School of Business
University of South Carolina

THE HONORABLE STEPHEN BENJAMIN
Mayor, City of Columbia

9:25am – 9:50am

Featured Presentation

STEVEN JAST
President and Founder, ROI Research on Investment | Gazelle.ai

 

The State of Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities

9:50am – 10:05am

Coffee & Networking Break

Sponsored by: Edifice General Contractors

10:05am – 10:30am

Featured Presentation

COLIN KISER
International Business Development Manager-Europe and India
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

 

The State of Foreign Investment in North Carolina

10:30am–11:30am

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

MODERATOR

HILDY TEEGEN, Ph.D.,
Education Foundation Chaired Professor in International Business and
Executive Director of the Folks Center for International Business
Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

 

Preparing Global Business Management Talent for Foreign-owned Operations in the Carolinas

PANELISTS

Caroline Aneskievich, Corporate Human Resources, Americas Talent Management Specialist, BMW Group

Kyle Bevel, President of North American Operations, Job Impulse, Inc.

Alicia Conners, Chief Executive Officer, Bluestar USA, Inc.

11:30am – 12:45pm

Lunch Program

Sponsored by: ROI Research on Investment & Gazelle.ai

General Session & Luncheon Speakers

11:40am – 12:10pm
SPECIAL BREAK-OUT SESSION

STEVEN JAST
President and Founder, ROI Research on Investment | Gazelle.ai

Gazelle.AI – A One-Stop Investment Attraction & Lead Generation Platform

 

12:20pm – 12:45pm
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

THE HONORABLE ROBERT M. HITT III
Secretary of Commerce, State of South Carolina

12:45pm – 12:55pm

Coffee & Networking Break

Sponsored by: SunCap Property Group

12:55pm – 1:25pm

Featured Presentation

ADAM BULAVA
Executive Director, Attack Simulation
Global Technology, Cybersecurity & Technology Controls
JPMorgan Chase

 

Navigating the Cyber & Fraud Threat Landscape — Best Practices for Global Businesses

1:25pm–2:25pm

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase

MODERATOR

SAM MOSES
Partner & Co-Chair, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Team, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

 

State of European Investment in the Carolinas

PANELISTS

Diego Bonardi, Managing Director, Fomas, Inc.

Giuseppe Guarino, President, K-Flex USA L.L.C.

Kevin Smith, Ph.D., CFO/Vice President, Finance & Administration, EuWe EUGEN WEXLER US Plastics Inc.

2:25pm–2:55pm

Featured Presentation

JOSEPH SONG
Director, Senior US Economist
Bank of America Securities

 

U.S. Economy — Where are We Today?

2:55pm–3:10pm

Coffee & Networking Break

Sponsored by: Wells Fargo Bank

3:10pm–3:50pm

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: Rödl & Partner USA and Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

MODERATOR

OLIVER HECKING, CPA 
Partner, Rödl & Partner USA

 

Emerging Legal, Tax and Trade Issues Impacting Foreign Investors in the Carolinas

PANELISTS

Elisa Fay, CPA, Partner, Rödl & Partner USA

Elizabeth Gibbes, Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Hector Ibarra, Associated Professional, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Evan Slavitt, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, AVX Corporation

3:50pm–4:50pm

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: NAI Carolantic, NAI Earle Furman & NAI Columbia

MODERATOR

NELSON LINDSAY
Director, Global Business Development, South Carolina Department of Commerce

 

State of Chinese Investment in the Carolinas

PANELISTS

Bob Bundy, Executive Assistant to Chairman, Keer America Corporation

Julianto Djajadi, Executive Vice President, GITI Tire (USA) Ltd.

Alex Hao, Partner, JunHe LLP

Chad Reinsel, Plant Manager, Healthcare US Co., Ltd.

William Wang, Senior Vice President, Head of Greater China Desk, Wells Fargo Bank

4:50pm–5:00pm

Closing Remarks & Networking Session

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