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Morning Session Target Audience: Small to Medium Size Businesses
Afternoon Session Target Audience: Academic Community (Faculty, Staff and Students)

Morning Session

Welcome Remarks

9:00 am
Welcome Remarks: Dr. M. Moshe Porat, Dean of the Fox School of Business, Temple University

Segment One: Part I: Market Opportunities in the Western Hemisphere

9:10 am

Introductory Remarks and Keynote Address: Importance of U.S. exports to the economy and how they support job growth - Walter Bastian, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce 

9:30 am  

Panel Discussion - Government Rresources Available to Assist U.S. Exporters

  • Moderator, Philip G. Lewis, Vice President, Director of Global Environment Health and Safety, Rohm and Haas
  • Antonio Ceballos, International Trade Administration (ITA) - U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC)
  • Willie C. Taylor, Regional Director, Philadelphia Regional Office, Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • Efrain Gonzales, Chief, Office of Business, Development Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
  • Scott Markovitz, Showmark LLC

10:15 pm

Cross Panel Discussion

10:30 pm

Audience Q&A

10:45 pm

Moderator Summary/Wrap-up

Segment One: Part II:  Meet and Greet Hall 10:50 am -11:50 am

Participants will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from EDA, ITA, MBDA and industry to talk one-on-one about developing an export strategy for their companies. Each representative will have a designated meeting area and a table for handout materials.

Networking Luncheon (on your own) 11:50am - 1:00 pm


Afternoon Session 

Segment Two: Part I: Career Opportunities – An International Perspective

1:00 pm

Introductory Remarks and Keynote Address: Adelaide Ferguson, International Educator and Human Rights Program Consultant

1:20 pm

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator, Adelaide Ferguson
  • Shawn Ricks, Office of the Western Hemisphere, International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • Nicole DeSilvis, Commercial Officer, US and Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration (ITA)
  • David Glines, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

1:55 pm

Audience Q&A

2:10 pm

Moderator Summary/Wrap-up


Segment Two: Part II:  Preparing Students for the Global Job Market

2:15 pm

Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Rachel Brown, Director, Career Center, Temple University
  • Bethany S. Dickerson, Director of the Ralph Bunche Societies, Phelps Stokes Fund
  • Nick Barrett, Program Coordinator, Federal Relations, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
  • Dr. Sylvia Crowder, Director, Office of International Programs, U.S. Department of Education

3:00 pm

Audience Q&A

3:10 pm

Moderator Summary/Wrap-up.


Segment Two: Part III: Meet and Greet Hall 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Participants are invited to meet one-on-one with representatives from the Phelps Stokes Fund, the Washington Center Program and the U.S. Department of Education, as well as EDA, ITA, and NIST, about potential career and internship opportunities. Each representative will have a designated seating area and a table for handout materials.