Thursday, April 16, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Dressler's Restaurant
1100 - E Metropolitan Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204

                    $25 CWTA Members
                $35 Non-Members

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Questions regarding registration, please contact our chapter executive, Dawn Sakai, at (704) 733-9156,

Cancellations: please email with your cancellation.  Refund requests will be honored  through Monday, April 13, 2015. 





Dawn Sakai
Charlotte World Trade Association

Why Are Global Middle Market Companies
Choosing The Carolinas?

Showcasing various case studies of recent privately held middle market companies who have selected the Charlotte as their home for U.S. expansion, or are strongly considering it.

Why are they selecting Charlotte?
Where else are they looking?
Where are these companies coming from?

A spotlight on the middle market companies that help drive our local economy.  They may not be making the headlines upon their initial entrance, but they make a huge difference by creating jobs and helping fuel Charlotte’s standing as a Global metro in the U.S.

Guest Speaker
Jennifer Leary, CliftonLarsonAllen

Jennfier Leary has nearly 20 years of experience in global expansions, assurance, advisory, and mergers and acquisitions.  She spent 9 years with an International public accounting firm serving a global client base from locations in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Jennifer is the Managing Partner of CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) in North Carolina as well as the lead Partner in Charge of the Global Concierge Services Group of CLA.  In this role, she leads global teams helping companies expand into the United States by means of setting up new operations, or acquiring an existing company.  She is currently assisting over 25 individual companies with global expansions.

Jennifer graduated with from the University of Delaware, receiving a BSBA/Accounting and Management Information Systems dual degree.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the States of Maryland and North Carolina and practices throughout the U.S. and globally in over 40 countries.