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March 19, 2014
Cyber Security: Best Practices for International Business (pdf)
Presentation by Dr. Raimund Ege, Professor of Computer Science, Northern Illinois University

March 5, 2014
Look South: Export Opportunities in Colombia, Chile and Beyond

Presentations by:
Nicole DeSilvis, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy Bogotá

Anne McKinney, Deputy Director, Colombian American Chamber of Commerce

Laura Ebert, Chile Desk Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce

February 20, 2014
Working with the EBRD in the SEMED (MENA) Region: The Case for Investment and Opportunities for U.S. Firms (pdf)
Presentation by Hildegard Gacek, Managing Director, Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Region, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

June 19, 2013
The Certificate of Origin: Getting It Right

Presentations by:
Paul S. Anderson, Principal, The Anderson Law Firm

Mark S. Peachey, Vice President, Business Growth & International Affairs, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Carman Rossi, President & Founder, eCertify Pty Ltd

May 15, 2013
Your China Sales Program: Demystifying the Process (pdf)
Presentation by Kristina Koehler, Director, Klako Group, Hong Kong & Shanghai

April 10, 2013
Doing Business in Africa: Looking to South Africa – A New Frontier for Business (pdf)
Presentation by Donnadelliah Maluleke, Trade Commissioner, South African Trade Commission Chicago

January 16, 2013
Global Trade Outlook 2013: Implications for an American Manufacturing Renaissance (pdf)
Presentation by Justin Rose, Principal, Boston Consulting Group

September 19, 2012
Russia & the WTO: New Opportunities for American Exporters
Presentation by Kenneth C. Duckworth, Principal Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General, St. Petersburg, Russia, and Matt Edwards, Director, Office of Russia, Ukraine & Eurasia, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. (pdf)
Russia’s Accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO): Opportunities for U.S. Companies, Farms, and Workers (International Trade Administration) (pdf)

August 15, 2012
Exporting to a Europe in Turmoil (pdf)
Presentation by William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

July 11, 2012
The Food Safety Modernization Act: Implementation Update (pdf)
Presentation by Edgar Asebey-Birkholm, Esq., Chair, FDA Practice Group, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

June 19, 2012
Export Control Reform: Creating Leadership Opportunities for Securing America’s Trade (pdf)
Keynote presentation by David W. Mills, Assistant Secretary of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry & Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. Other presentations by Karen Swasey, Senior Export Policy Analyst, Bureau of Industry & Security, U.S. Department of Commerce and Ronald B. Orzel, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Field Office, Office of Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry & Security, U.S. Department of Commerce.

May 22, 2012
Making the KORUS FTA Work for Your Business
Keynote presentation by Wendy Cutler, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea & APEC Affairs; Chief U.S. Negotiator, KORUS FTA

April 18, 2012
International Legal Risk Tune-up: Sales Terms, Agency and Distribution Agreements & Dispute Resolution Clauses (pdf)
Presentation by David A. Laverty, InternationalCounsel

March 22, 2012
Strategies for REACH Compliance (pdf)

March 21, 2012
Strategies For Preventing Scams, Fraud & Deceit In Your International Business
Program Agenda & Bios (pdf)

Initial Steps & Basic Strategies, with a China Focus (pdf)
Presentation by Louise M. Kern, Managing Director, GloBIS

Working with the U.S. Commercial Service (pdf)
Presentation by Jeffrey R. Graber, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service Chicago

Working with the Office of Export Enforcement (pdf)
Presentation by Ronald B. Orzel, Special Agent in Charge, Chicago Field Office, Office of Export Enforcement, U.S. Department of Commerce

The FBI’s Role in Shaping Your Strategy (pdf)
Presentation by Scott F. Martin, Special Agent, Counter Intelligence Branch, FBI Chicago

Fraud in Your International Business (pdf)
Presentation by Jeffrey H. Cramer, Managing Director & Head of Chicago Office, Business Intelligence & Investigations Practice, Kroll

February 22, 2012
Leveraging Financial Strategies for Success in International Markets
Program Agenda & Bios (pdf)

Understanding Terms of the Sale (pdf)
Presentation by Arthur O’Meara, Principal, O’Meara & Associates

Creative Ways to Finance Your Exports
Presentation by Chantal Wittman, Vice President, Trade Finance, First American Bank
Presentation by Jackie Grahn, Principal, Trade Acceptance Group

Financing & Global Competition: Practitioners’ Perspectives
Presentation by Anthony Beyer, President, Tek Pak, Inc.
Presentation by Dean Ennes, President, Ennes International
Presentation by Philip Pittsford, International Sales Manager, NOW Health Group, Inc.

Due Diligence Services & Collections (pdf)
Foreign Currency Pricing: Myth & Reality (pdf)
Presentation by Karl Schamotta, Senior Market Strategist, Western Union Business Solutions

The IC-DISC Tax Strategy (pdf)
Presentation by Mark Gasbarra, Managing Partner, Global Tax Services, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

January 24, 2012
Taking Advantage of the New Free Trade Agreements with South Korea, Colombia & Panama
U.S. Department of Commerce FTA Tariff Tool (pdf)
Legal Overview of South Korea, Colombia, and Panama FTAs (pdf)
Presentation by Nicole A. Kehoskie, Esq., Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.

January 18, 2012
Global Trade Outlook 2012 (pdf)
Presentation by John Murphy, Vice President for International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

October 19, 2011
Foreign Trade Zones: New Rules, New Opportunities
Foreign Trade Zones: New Rules, New Opportunities (pdf)
Presentation by David G. Forgue
The New Foreign Trade Zone (pdf)
Lisa Victoria Waller, CHB, Vice President, BDG International, Inc.

September 27, 2011
An Insider’s View of IP Protection in China: Enforcement, Portfolio Management, Licensing and Policy (pdf)
Presentation by He Jing, Senior Consultant, ZY Partners Law Firm, Beijing

September 21, 2011
Going International with a Retail-Integrated eCommerce Platform (pdf)

July 20, 2011
International Search Engine Optimization: Optimizing Your Web Site for Global Sales (pdf; pwd: itacg)
Presentation by Shari Thurow, Founder and SEO Director Omni Marketing Interactive.

June 14, 2011
Become a Global Entrepreneur: Take Your Business Global (pdf)
Presentation by James F. Foley, Director, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center, Bradley University

May 5, 2011
Russia and the “Reset” – New Business Opportunities in One of Europe’s Largest Markets (pdf)
Presentation by John McCaslin, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Embassy – Moscow

April 1, 2011
Penetrating the China Market: Strategies for Success (pdf)
Presentation by William Zarit, Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy Beijing

March 10, 2011
Doing Business in Israel & The Middle East (pdf)

January 11, 2011
The Great Trade Collapse of 2008 and its Subsequent Recovery (pdf)
Meredith A. Crowley, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

November 10, 2010
FDA Import Optimization
Import Operations Strategic Plan (pdf)
Ulrich – Optimizing Trade (pdf)
Protecting American Consumers (pdf)
Action Plan (pdf)
PIC Guidance Report (pdf)

November 5, 2010
Brazil: The Future Is Now For U.S. Exporters (pdf)

October 20, 2010
Corporate Social Responsibility: Implications for Exporters & Importers (pdf)

September 15, 2010
Chile: Your Export Platform to Latin America & Beyond (pdf)

July 21, 2010
If You’re Doing Business in Canada, Do Your Homework on the GST (pdf)

June 23, 2010
Overseas Private Investment Corporation: Supporting U.S. Investors in Emerging Markets (pdf)
Presented by Peter Ballinger, Director, Business Development, OPIC

May 19, 2010
The Lacey Act In Perspective: Phase IV Implementation & Beyond
Lacey Act Awareness: Protecting our Trees & Plants
Lisa Victoria Waller, BDG International, Inc
Lacey Act Declaration Form

April 21, 2010
Four Months & Counting: Are We Ready to Meet the 100% Screening Mandate for CCSP?
Three Months to 100% Screening: A Forwarders View
Brandon Fried, The Airforwarders Association

The Transportation Security Administration’s Cargo Screening Mandate: Update
Arthur O’Meara, Robert Bosch LLC

March 17, 2010
China Sourcing Contracts: Maximize Your Profits & Minimize Your Risks

Sourcing in China
Caroline Berube, Managing Partner, HJM Asia Law & Co LLC
Michelle J. Rozovics, Managing Attorney, Rozovics Law Firm, LLC

Company Search Example provided by HJM Asia Law & Co LLC

Credit Search Report Example provided by HJM Asia Law & Co LLC

February 25, 2010
Corporate Espionage & Global Security: Protecting Your Business Interests

Program Guide & Speaker Bios

Introduction & Overview of Corporate Espionage & Global Security
Brian L. Whisler, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Washington, D.C.

Espionage Methods: Targets, Actors, Scams & Trends
Stephen G. Holder, National Counterintelligence Officer for East Asia, National Counterintelligence Executive

Protecting Electronic Data and Trade Secrets
Robert W. Kent, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago

Vetting Your International Partners & Personnel; Due Diligence
David Burns, Director, Firmwide Security, KPMG
Louise M. Kern, Managing Director, GLOBIS – Global Business Information Services, Inc., Chicago

Keynote Address: Securing Our Future
Raymond A. Mislock, Jr., Chief of Global Security, DuPont

Export Administration Regulations: Controlled Technology, Deemed Exports, Re-Exports & Encryption
Karen Swasey, Senior Policy Analyst, Bureau of Industry & Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

Technology Control Plans: Export Controls, Trade Secret Protection, Counter-Espionage
Bart M. McMillan, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago

Role of the Overseas Security Advisory Council
Maureen K. Russell, Regional Coordinator, Central/North America & the Caribbean, OSAC

FBI Counterintelligence Issues: Identity of the Threat and Methodology; Insider Threat; Cyber Targeting of Intellectual Property
Mark A. Levett, Office of Counterintelligence Business Alliance, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington, D.C.

February 17, 2010
Leaving Money on the Global Table? The Art of Cross-Cultural Negotiating (ppt)
Presented by Michael Wynne, International Management Consulting Associates

January 20, 2010
Mad About Trade: Why Main Street America Should Embrace Globalization (ppt)
Presentation by Daniel Griswold, Cato Institute

November 18, 2009
Update on the Importer Security Filing ITA/GC (ppt)
Presentation by Wanda Sample, Avalon Risk Management & Arthur O’Meara, Robert Bosch LLC

November 2009
A Foreign Exchange Audit – Now More Timely Than Ever (pdf)

September 2009
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: The Importance of Compliance (ppt)

July 22, 2009
The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You! (pdf)
Presentation by Joseph P. Mohorovic, Vice President, Strategic Management, Intertek

June 25, 2009
Successful IP Strategies For Smaller Firms Going Global

IP Protection and Enforcement Resources (ppt)
Presentation by Michael Rogers, Office of Intellectual Property Rights, U.S. Department of Commerce

IP protection overseas, who knew?! (ppt)
Presentation by Philip A. Pittsford, International Sales Manager

May 20, 2009
The Importer Security Filing (“10+2”): Practical Applications in a Realistic Setting

Presentation by Don Woods (ppt)
Presentation by Wanda Sample (ppt)
Presentation by Arthur O’Meara (ppt)

March 18, 2009
Who’s Still Lending? Non-Commercial Sources of Financing for Exports and Foreign Investment (ppt)

February 18, 2009
Trade Policy and Export Promotion: What To Expect From the New Administration (ppt)
Presentation by James Morrison, President & CEO, Small Business Exporters Association of the United States

January 21, 2009
Asian Risk Prospects (ppt)
Prepared for The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago by Robert Broadfoot, Political & Economic Risk Consultancy, Ltd.

October 21, 2008
Shock Waves from the Financial Crisis by Karim Pakravan (ppt)

February 20, 2008
Identifying & Managing Overseas Distributors (ppt)

February 20, 2008
Developing Foreign Representation (ppt)

January 31, 2008
2008 U.S. Trade Agenda (pdf)

June 27, 2007
State of the RFID Industry (ppt)

March 14, 2007
Navigating the EU Presentation, Chicago (ppt)

February 2007
RoHS – (Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC) (ppt)

October 4, 2006
Doing Business In China: For The Road Ahead, Look To The Past
For The Road Ahead When Doing Business in China (ppt)

October 3, 2006
When Joint Ventures Go Bad (pdf) – Bransfield/Schlueter

October 18, 2005
Marketing Strategies for Latin American Markets (pdf)

September 21, 2005
Developing Foreign Representation (ppt)

May 26, 2005
The Growing China Market: What It Means for American Exporters (ppt)

April 11, 2005
Growing Commercial Opportunities in India program (ppt)

March 16, 2005
OPIC presentation from our 3/16 meeting (ppt)

Travel on Assignment Personal Security Checklist (pdf)
Courtesy of the Global Security Group –

March 9, 2005
The U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR):
New Commercial Opportunities for U.S. Exporters (ppt)

March 9, 2005
Destination Central America: Latin America’s Newest Emerging Market (ppt)
International Trade Association of Greater Chicago

February 16, 2005
Keeping the Brand Promise in Global Markets (ppt)

2005 Chicago Conference on Global Supply-Chain Security

Global Supply-Chain Security Overview (ppt)
Air Cargo Security (ppt)
C-TPAT (ppt)
FTA-BTA Rulemaking (ppt)
HAZMAT (ppt)
ISPS (ppt)

2005 Global Trade Outlook

GEO Jan 2005 (ppt)