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Globalization's Roadmap 2008—DANGER AHEAD?
Crowell & Moring’s annual program on the benefits and challenges of global business and international trade focuses this year on issues involving global market access. In these rough economic times, one of the major bright spots for American companies has been overseas business. Panelists, including executives of multinational companies, government representatives from our Asian trading partners and trade experts from Washington D.C. and California, will focus on surviving and succeeding in key overseas markets.
Panel I: 1:10PM-1:30PM
Trade Policy Avalanche?
The Bush Administration's Trade Legacy. What lies ahead with President Obama or President McCain? Panelists include Doral Cooper, President of C&M International, Washington, DC and Richard Swanson, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Featured Presentation: 1:30PM-2:00PM
California Initiatives, Implementation of the Trade Study — California is the Partner for CeBIT 2009
Garrett Ashley, Undersecretary for International Affairs, State of California
Panel II: 2:00PM-2:30PM
Trade Goes Green
"The Green Trade Round" is Right Around the Corner -- New Business Opportunities for Environmental Technology and Services; How Climate Change and other Green Regulations can Affect your Bottom Line. Panelists include Jim MacLellan, Director of Trade Services, Port of Los Angeles; Andrew Tein, C&M International, Washington DC; and Brian Peck, Crowell & Moring, Irvine.
Panel III: 2:50PM-3:50PM
Business with Asia
Doing Business With the Asian Economic Powerhouses -- Reflections From Leading Diplomats From Our Key Trading Partners, including Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Panelists include
Consul General Junichi Ihara, Consulate General of Japan;
Consul General Jae Soo Kim, Korean Consulate; and
Director James Hsinhua Wu, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office/ Los Angeles.
Panel IV: 3:55PM-5:10PM
Focus on India
A Huge Player in the Global Economy; Opportunities and Challenges -- Learn from the Experts. Panelists include Morris DeFeo, Crowell & Moring, Washington, DC; Melissa Coyle, Director, C&M International, Washington, DC; and Donald Sovie, Crowell & Moring, Irvine.
Networking Reception: 5:15PM-7:00PM