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    • Friday, January 22, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    There is a lot of talk about trade policy, but why does it matter? Can you influence trade policy changes? How can you navigate and leverage trade policy awareness to gain competitive advantage and avoid risk? 

    Karyn Page is the chair of Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) #9 which serves to represent small, medium & minority businesses to the US government regarding trade policy. She brings decades of trade policy experience in the private sector and with government officials alike. She will provide an overview of current trade policy, expectations for the upcoming administration, and practical insights from an SME's perspective. You can expect to come away with a broader understanding and foundational understanding of the trade policy process and environment, strategic steps you can take to mitigate risk or take advantage of a new opportunity, and the change to get your questions answered by a subject-matter expert.

    Karyn Page is recognized at the local, state, and national level for her expertise on export promotion and export ecosystem development in both private and public sectors. She consults small businesses and communities across multiple industries on trade strategy, advocacy, compliance, market entry and identifying global opportunities. As the current chair of Industry Trade Advisory Committee for small and minority businesses, she engages business leaders in formulating U.S. trade policy. Ms. Page currently serves as President and CEO of Kansas Global, a full-service trade advisory firm, helping companies and cities leverage their capabilities and global reach. She earned a Global MBA from Georgetown University and a Bachelors in International Business and Economics from Wichita State University. 

    Since we normally have breakfast at these 4th Friday Breakfast meetings, we are giving attendees a gift card to a local international restaurant of your choice. This will support local restaurants during the health crisis and provide a meal for all attendees. The gift card will be emailed to each attendee after the event.

    Sponsored by:

    Gold Sponsor


    Silver Sponsors

                        

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    • Friday, February 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    Join Nabil Nahra, President of Premium Products International for an industry veteran's overview of international sales and distribution.

    Nabil has extensive background with 37 years in global marketing and has worked in all aspects of supply chain, especially launching new products and services in foreign markets. Nabil also teaches graduate and undergraduate levels of international business, entrepreneurship and marketing for various universities over the last 17 years.

    Topics to be covered:

    • Exporting: Starting Your Own Business. What kind of homework you need to do?  Define Who you are: Products and Services you will offer, Industry to Specialize in, What Market will you Target and Service. 
    • Marketing Plan: Opportunities, Challenges and Obstacles.  Back-up Plans.
    • Selecting the lines you will Promote-  How + Why
    • Distribution Channel:  Who are they?  Why Them?  How to Reach them?
    • Your Concept: Define your Mission, Your Vision and your Competitive Advantage. Good Better and Best Concept for your Business and Lines.
    • Expansion and Dealing with Changes

    Since we normally have breakfast at these 4th Friday Breakfast meetings, we are giving attendees a gift card to a local international restaurant of your choice. This will support local restaurants during the health crisis and provide a meal for all attendees. The gift card will be emailed to each attendee after the event.

    Sponsored by:

    Gold Sponsor


    Silver Sponsors

                        

    Download a flyer here.

    • Thursday, March 04, 2021
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)
    • Zoom

    The Sixth Annual Women In International Business Event is going virtual this year. 

    Women: Courage Through Change

    Join us in celebrating and empowering women whose work in Kansas City is making an impact around the globe. Connect with others in international business and hear from three iconic women of KC who will share inspiring stories on courage, career challenges, and secrets of success.


    Anne M. McKeough

    Vice President, Global Sales
    Staples Promotional Products
    Biography


    Tiffany Melvin, JD

    President
    North American Strategy for
    Competitiveness (NASCO)
    Biography



    Carolyn Glasow (Moderator)

    Sales and Business Development Director
    Hallmark Cards
    Biography

    The first 50 registrants will receive an event kit with a special gift for attending at no extra charge. The deadline to register for receiving the kit is February 12th.

    Sponsorship opportunities are available here.


Past events

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 Member Appreciation Holiday Happy Hour
Thursday, November 05, 2020 International Payments Seminar: International Banking and Foreign Exchange
Friday, October 23, 2020 Global Expansion: A View From The Trenches
Thursday, September 17, 2020 ITC's 75th Annual Meeting
Friday, July 24, 2020 International Sales and Marketing
Thursday, July 09, 2020 Roundtable: Trade Compliance Practitioners
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Town Hall: Southeast Asia Trade Trends
Friday, April 24, 2020 Looking Beyond China: Navigating Southeast Asia
Thursday, April 09, 2020 75th Anniversary Networking Event
Friday, March 06, 2020 Women In International Business
Friday, February 28, 2020 NASCO 20/20: North American Vision, Focused Results. A Discussion on USMCA
Friday, January 24, 2020 How to Put Artificial Intelligence to Work for You
Friday, November 22, 2019 How to Avoid the Perils of International Trade
Friday, October 25, 2019 Navigating a World of Bitcoins, Cryptocurrency, and the Blockchain: What is it and how is it influencing international trade?
Friday, October 18, 2019 Global Career Bridge
Thursday, September 26, 2019 INCOTERMS for AMERICANS: A Look Ahead at INCOTERMS 2020
Thursday, August 15, 2019 International Trade Council's 74th Annual Meeting
Monday, May 13, 2019 North America Regional Trade Update
Friday, May 03, 2019 Breakfast with Her Majesty's Consul General based in Chicago
Friday, March 08, 2019 4th Annual Women in International Business Luncheon
Friday, February 22, 2019 4th Friday: Intellectual Property in the Global Marketplace: Tips and Best Practices
Friday, January 25, 2019 4th Friday: Maximizing Export Assistance
Friday, November 16, 2018 4th Friday: Opportunities and Challenges with Growing Your Export Business

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