AGENDA

2018 AGENDA

8:30am – 9:30am

Registration & Networking

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking

9:30am – 9:35am

Opening Remarks

Emcee: KEVA WALTON

Chief Growth Officer, Economic & Talent Development, Charlotte Chamber

9:35am – 9:45am

Welcoming Remarks

MARY VICKERS-KOCH
Dean, Central Piedmont Community College, Harris Campus
Associate Vice-President, Corporate & Economic Development

9:45am – 10:05am

Featured Presentation

Sponsored by: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

STEVEN JAST
President and Founder, ROI Research on Investment, Montreal, Canada 

 

The State of Foreign Investment in the Carolinas:
Challenges and Opportunities

10:05am – 10:20am

Coffee & Networking Break

Sponsored by: Global Carolina Communications

10:20am – 11:20am

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: ROI Research on Investment/Gazelle.IA

MODERATORS

JEAN-LOUIS VANDERSTRAETEN
Honorary Consul of Belgium to South Carolina

MICHEL VANESSE
Partner, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

 

Special Focus: Belgian Investment in the Carolinas

PANELISTS

The Honorable William De Baets, Consul General of Belgium, Atlanta

Paul de Sloover, Owner, Desol Power Tiles

Christophe Theunissen, Vice President of Sales, Nomaco

Representative, Solvay USA Inc.

11:20am – 12:45pm

Lunch Program

Sponsored by: Clayco

12:00 – 12:45pm

General Session & Luncheon Speakers

CHRISTOPHER CHUNG
CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

KARL KONSTANTIN GRASSER
Egger Wood Products, LLC

 

11:30 – 12:00pm
SPECIAL BREAK-OUT SESSION

STEVEN JAST
President and Founder, ROI Research on Investment, Montreal, Canada

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

12:45pm – 1:30pm

Featured Presentation

Sponsored by: Rodl & Partner

STEPHEN MARKWELL

Head of Treasury Services Product Investment Strategy for the Commercial Bank, JPMorgan Chase

 

The Future of Corporate Payments

1:30pm – 1:45pm

Coffee & Networking Break

1:45pm–2:00pm

Featured Presentation by Norafin (Americas)

STUART SMITH
Vice President, Norafin (Americas) Inc.

2:00pm–3:00pm

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: NAI Carolantic Realty/NAI Earle Furman

MODERATOR

SUZANNE DICKERSON
Director of Logistics Industry Initiatives, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness

 

Transformative Trends in Supply Chain Logistics:
What should International Companies in the Carolinas know?

PANELISTS

Bob Deheny, Vice President: Marketing, Solutions and New Business Development for thyssenkrupp Supply Chain Services

Micah Mallace, Director Strategic Projects, South Carolina Ports Authority

Ralf Schneider, Chief Operating Officer, Senator USA

3:00pm–3:15pm

Featured Presentation

Sponsored by: Parker Poe

AMY THOMSON
Director, International Strategy and Trade, South Carolina Department of Commerce

 

State of Foreign Investment & International Trade in South Carolina

3:15pm–3:30pm

Coffee & Networking Break

3:30pm–3:45pm

Featured Presentation by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH

JON EFKEN
Director, Global Commodities, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Global Commodities — Financial Risk Management in a Volatile Environment

3:45pm–4:45pm

Panel Discussion

Sponsored by: JP Morgan Chase

MODERATOR

DR. KANDI DEITEMEYER
President, Central Piedmont Community College

 

Workforce Landscape & Issues Facing Global Companies in the Carolinas

PANELISTS

David Linford, Vice-President & General Manager, GOM Americas Inc.

Chris Paynter, Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering & Math, Central Piedmont Community College

Sven Schroer, CEO, Huesker, Inc.

Heiner Dornburg, Managing Director, Groninger USA LLC

4:45pm–5:00pm

Closing Remarks & Networking Session

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