UNI Global Trade Issues Conference 2017

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
UNI Commons
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE

 

UNIBusiness will host the 2017 Global Trade Issues Conference on October 25th. This free one-day conference addresses issues of concern in the current global environment and features speakers from businesses involved in international trade.

The conference is intended to offer information for Iowans doing business internationally, provide an opportunity for networking with others engaged in international business operations, and offer a chance for UNI students and faculty to gain cutting edge insights into global trade practices and issues.

Conference check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Conference speakers include:

Paul Boothe, XPO Logistics
Paul Boothe joined XPO in 2016 as a Vice President of Strategic Accounts and has demonstrated strong relationship selling which has resulted in significant revenue growth and margin improvement for his account portfolio across XPOs lines of business. Prior to joining XPO, Mr. Boothe worked at Ryder as Senior Director of their Global Transportation Management. In that role, he was a leader in capturing new business and opportunities for Ryders Transportation Management division. He led Ryders Transportation Service Provider Development Group and was responsible for the transportation procurement with Ryders common carrier partners for all modes of transportation. The strategic carrier relationships developed, contracted and managed by his teams were an integral part of the growth in Ryders Transportation Management Solution. Together across Ryders 83 managed clients, Mr. Boothes teams were responsible for $5.1B in Freight Under Management.

Mr. Boothe has over 15 years of Supply Chain Experience with the last 12 years focused on Transportation Management. His previous roles include operations and account leadership for various customers within the consumer goods, hi-tech, retail, chemical and aerospace verticals, management of shipment planning and execution teams, quality control, and new account implementation. In addition to his time at Ryder, Mr. Boothe has served in a leadership role with PepsiCos Transportation Team as an operations manager and helped lead the supply chain workforce solution team for Randstad North America.

Mr. Boothe holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Texas at Austin

Patricia Cook, U.S. Commercial Service (CS) Iowa
Mrs. Cook has been on staff at the Des Moines office for 10 years and has assisted businesses across Iowa to export manufactured goods, agricultural equipment, processed foods, medical devices, technical and educational services, and all other types of Made in Iowa goods. As the head of the Department in Iowa, she is charged with referring clients for any further needs to trade desks in Washington, D.C., as well as worldwide CS locations. 

Additional professional roles have been as Senate staff; banker; small business owner; and project manager for major corporations. She joined the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce office, in 2008.  She served as Principal Commercial Officer while on an overseas duty rotation during the summer of 2010 at the U.S. Consulate in Osaka, Japan.

Kelly Nessa, Navgaurdian LLC
Kelly Nessa studied Management and International Business at the University of Northern Iowa.  She was one of the first UNI students to pass the NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professional exam and preceded to work for an international freight forwarder in Kansas City upon graduation. Kelly started business as Navguardian LLC in 2015 to assist others navigate regulations surrounding US exports.

Ralph Inforzato, JETRO Chicago
As ChiefExecutive Director, Ralph oversees JETRO Chicago‘s activities designed to facilitate trade and investment between Japan and 12 Midwestern states served by JETRO Chicago.

For the last thirty-three years, Mr. Inforzato has been involved in significant JETRO related business development projects: Japan-US Biotechnology Initiative (2002-2010), which has sent more than 500 representatives from North American life sciences companies, universities and research institutes to Japan, enabling them to initiate research collaboration and business development in the Japanese biotechnology and pharmaceutical communities. He is directly involved in the teams that implement JETRO‘s Japan service robotics business development projects and JETRO‘s Monozukuri program, a series of seminars focused on Japanese manufacturing philosophies for engineers in North American technology companies.

This conference is free of charge thanks to a grant from the John Deere Foundation and the Bradford Chair in International Business. We thank our generous donors.

REGISTER HERE by October 10, 2017. Pre-registered, off-campus participants will receive a parking pass and map prior to the conference.

Inquiries should be directed to Chris Schrage, UNIBusiness Global Opportunities Coordinator, at 319-273-2126 or Chris.Schrage@uni.edu
 

Posted on 13-Sep-17


  






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UNI Global Trade Issues Conference 2017

UNI-Global-Trade-Issues-Conference-2017b.png

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
UNI Commons
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE

 

UNIBusiness will host the 2017 Global Trade Issues Conference on October 25th. This free one-day conference addresses issues of concern in the current global environment and features speakers from businesses involved in international trade.

The conference is intended to offer information for Iowans doing business internationally, provide an opportunity for networking with others engaged in international business operations, and offer a chance for UNI students and faculty to gain cutting edge insights into global trade practices and issues.

Conference check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.

Conference speakers include:

Paul Boothe, XPO Logistics
Paul Boothe joined XPO in 2016 as a Vice President of Strategic Accounts and has demonstrated strong relationship selling which has resulted in significant revenue growth and margin improvement for his account portfolio across XPOs lines of business. Prior to joining XPO, Mr. Boothe worked at Ryder as Senior Director of their Global Transportation Management. In that role, he was a leader in capturing new business and opportunities for Ryders Transportation Management division. He led Ryders Transportation Service Provider Development Group and was responsible for the transportation procurement with Ryders common carrier partners for all modes of transportation. The strategic carrier relationships developed, contracted and managed by his teams were an integral part of the growth in Ryders Transportation Management Solution. Together across Ryders 83 managed clients, Mr. Boothes teams were responsible for $5.1B in Freight Under Management.

Mr. Boothe has over 15 years of Supply Chain Experience with the last 12 years focused on Transportation Management. His previous roles include operations and account leadership for various customers within the consumer goods, hi-tech, retail, chemical and aerospace verticals, management of shipment planning and execution teams, quality control, and new account implementation. In addition to his time at Ryder, Mr. Boothe has served in a leadership role with PepsiCos Transportation Team as an operations manager and helped lead the supply chain workforce solution team for Randstad North America.

Mr. Boothe holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Texas at Austin

Patricia Cook, U.S. Commercial Service (CS) Iowa
Mrs. Cook has been on staff at the Des Moines office for 10 years and has assisted businesses across Iowa to export manufactured goods, agricultural equipment, processed foods, medical devices, technical and educational services, and all other types of Made in Iowa goods. As the head of the Department in Iowa, she is charged with referring clients for any further needs to trade desks in Washington, D.C., as well as worldwide CS locations. 

Additional professional roles have been as Senate staff; banker; small business owner; and project manager for major corporations. She joined the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce office, in 2008.  She served as Principal Commercial Officer while on an overseas duty rotation during the summer of 2010 at the U.S. Consulate in Osaka, Japan.

Kelly Nessa, Navgaurdian LLC
Kelly Nessa studied Management and International Business at the University of Northern Iowa.  She was one of the first UNI students to pass the NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professional exam and preceded to work for an international freight forwarder in Kansas City upon graduation. Kelly started business as Navguardian LLC in 2015 to assist others navigate regulations surrounding US exports.

Ralph Inforzato, JETRO Chicago
As ChiefExecutive Director, Ralph oversees JETRO Chicago‘s activities designed to facilitate trade and investment between Japan and 12 Midwestern states served by JETRO Chicago.

For the last thirty-three years, Mr. Inforzato has been involved in significant JETRO related business development projects: Japan-US Biotechnology Initiative (2002-2010), which has sent more than 500 representatives from North American life sciences companies, universities and research institutes to Japan, enabling them to initiate research collaboration and business development in the Japanese biotechnology and pharmaceutical communities. He is directly involved in the teams that implement JETRO‘s Japan service robotics business development projects and JETRO‘s Monozukuri program, a series of seminars focused on Japanese manufacturing philosophies for engineers in North American technology companies.

This conference is free of charge thanks to a grant from the John Deere Foundation and the Bradford Chair in International Business. We thank our generous donors.

REGISTER HERE by October 10, 2017. Pre-registered, off-campus participants will receive a parking pass and map prior to the conference.

Inquiries should be directed to Chris Schrage, UNIBusiness Global Opportunities Coordinator, at 319-273-2126 or Chris.Schrage@uni.edu
 

Posted on 13-Sep-17







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