Agenda

Tuesday, October 17th

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Optional Global Network One-On-One Meetings

Thinking about exporting your goods or services to the United Kingdom/Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Peru/Chile or China? To request a meeting, please contact Sosy Bouroujian at SBouroujian@YesVirginia.org

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Speed Networking Reception

  • IGNITE Speed Networking

Wednesday, October 18th

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - 8:50 AM Welcoming Remarks

  • Barry DuVal, President, Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Stephen Moret, President & CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership
  • Bret Scholtes, President & CEO, Omega Protein Corporation

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Remarks - Lt. Governor Ralph Northam

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Expanding Virginia Manufactured Goods Exports 50% by 2025

  • Michael Newman, Vice President of International Sales, Optical Cable Corporation
  • Richard Miller, Export Director, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
  • Ben Caryl, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
  • Nicole Harrell, Partner, Kaufman & Canoles
  • Moderator: Brett Vassey, President & CEO, Virginia Manufacturers Association

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Digital Marketing in the Global Economy

  • William "Woody" Prettyman, CEO, Studio Center
  • John Worthington, CEO, IBT Online
  • David Nellis, Principal, Executive Creative Director, Return on Investment, Inc. (ROI)
  • Moderator: Jerry Dunnavant, VP-Strategic Marketing, Access

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Remarks - Ed Gillespie, Republican Candidate for Governor

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Getting Products Door to Door

  • Cornelia Steinert, Program Manager, International Trade, Canon Virginia, Inc.
  • Mindy Trevathan, LCB, Import/Export Compliance Manager, Ferguson Enterprises Inc.
  • Chris Bresnahan, Corporate Transporation Manager, Standard Motor Products
  • Moderator: Geoff Hemphill, Attorney, Vandeventer Black, LLP

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Cyber Responsibility in an Interconnected World

  • Muneer Baig, Founder and CEO, SYSUSA, Inc.
  • Rob Wilson, Senior VP of IT Services and COO, NeoSystems Corp.
  • Cody Olsen, Senior Broker, AON Insurance
  • Moderator: Hampton Dowling, The HCB Group LLC

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch with Keynote and Awards Presentation

Global Trends: Critical Issues and What's Ahead

  • John Manzella, Founder of the ManzellaReport.com and CEO of World Trade Center BN

The Commonwealth of Virginia Governor's Award for Excellence in International Trade

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Optional Global Network One-On-One Meetings

This will be your last chance to sit down face-to-face with Global Consultants from the United Kingdom/Ireland, Brazil, Mexico, Panama, Peru/Chile or China. To request a meeting, please contact Sosy Bouroujian at SBouroujian@YesVirginia.org

* Tracks are subject to change. All registered attendees will be notified.