Tuesday May 21, 2013 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute 
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Driving Directions 
Who should attend: Experienced exporters of goods and service, exporting professionals and businesses providing products and services to exporters.

What should you expect: Discussions led by international business experts that are both successful and passionate exporters, sharing their insights on success in the international market. Attendees will experience in depth content rich panel discussions with expert level export executives, leaders.

Point of Contact: Questions, comments and sponsor registration inquiries should be directed to:

Conference Chairman Brian Meritt (Brian.Meritt@McGladrey.com) (410) 246-9123  or Carl Livesay Carl.Livesay@IBCLimited.com), Chairman, Maryland/DC District Export Council (410) 456-4260

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Maryland/DC Celebration of International Trade 2013 

Join Maryland exporters and international business experts as they celebrate International Trade Week. Hosted by the Maryland/DC District Export Council this event is content rich and features several globally recognized speakers.

Registration is OPEN There will be no onsite registration available.

Registration: $99 per person     over 85% FULL

Exhibit Tables: (sold out)

Opening Remarks: Mr. Robert Walker, Deputy Secretary, Maryland DEBD Deputy Secretary Walker will discuss the importance of international trade to Maryland businesses.

Opening Keynote: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Voodoo Magic or Science  Global expert and industry leader Mr. Laszlo Horvath will explain the ground truth about internet marketing. Business executives will gain valuable insight by way of SEO. Learn how today's most successful international company's reduce cost, reduce risk, measure marketing effectiveness and generate sales. 

Mid-Day Remarks: Maryland Manufacturing and the Port of Baltimore. The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley will offer comments on the use of the Port of Baltimore by Maryland manufacturers.

Mid-Day Keynote: Leveraging Technology and Tools for International Trade Todd Marks is the teacher-turned-technologist founder of Mindgrub Technologies, the first Innovation Technology Agency of its kind. Based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Afternoon Keynote: The Importance of Exporting for Manufacturers. Dr. Mike Galiazzo, President of the Regional Manufaturing Institute will offer his perspective on manufacturing and exporting. The importance of a global market and preparing to export from a manufacturers perspective.

Each Track below is comprised of three 90 minute expert sessions:  
  • Track 1 Manufacturing U.S. Exports - Track Leader Bobby Patton, CEO, Patton Electronics.
  • Track 2 Exporting U.S. Services - Track Leader David Tohn, Director, Cyber Technology Innovation Center.
  • Track 3 International Trade Finance - Track Leader Etienne Cambon, SVP Wells Fargo
  • Track 4 Exporting Guidelines - Track Leaders Mike Violette, CEO, Washington Labs and Alex Koff, International Trade Attorney, Whiteford Taylor & Preston
  • Track 5 Mitigating Risk in the International Market Track Leader Drew Morin, SVP, CTO Telecommunication Systems
  • Track 6 Government Resources and Services for Exporters - Track Leaders  Bill Burwell, Sr. Director, USEAC and Signe Pringle, Director, Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.
  • Track 7 Logistics - Track Leader Mark Montgomery, Ports America.
  • Track 8 Outward Bound: Strategic Financial and Tax Considerations for International Export Expansion - Track Leader Brian Meritt, Partner, McGladrey LLP

Gold Event Sponsors

McGladrey McCormick Wells Fargo WTP
Ports America BBT USEAC DBED
MD Port

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