Going Global Right Here In Rockford

There are plenty reasons why manufacturers should attend this years Go Global Conference, held on May 1st.  Here are five reasons:

  • Take away practical information on relevant global topics
  • Learn from globally recognized experts in their fields
  • Network and compare notes with business executives from around the Stateline
  • Build your resource network with the highest concentration of experts in the Stateline
  • Brand your organization as a global leader at this premier international trade event


8:00 – 9:00

Check-in / Continental Breakfast / Exhibit Booths Open

9:00 – 9:15

“Go Global: Optimize your Supply Chain”
Carrie Zethmayr, Manager of the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center

9:15 – 10:15

“UTC Aerospace Systems’ International Story
Stan R. Kottke ll, General Manager, Defense Systems Enterprise Electric Systems, UTC Aerospace Systems
Kristin Smith, Director of International Trade Compliance, UTC Aerospace Systems

10:15 – 10:40

Networking and Exhibits Open

10:45 – 12:00

Track 1: “Navigating the ITAR”
Sabrina Houlton, Assistant General Counsel, International Trade Compliance for UTC Aerospace Systems
Track 2: “Strategic Planning for Global Markets”
Fabrice Bonvoisin, President, FB International LLC

12:00 – 12:15

Lunch is served

12:15 – 1:15

“The State of World Trade”
John Murphy, Vice President International Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce

1:15 – 1:40

Networking and Exhibits Open

1:45 – 3:00

Track 1: “ECCN Select: Your Path to Export Compliance”
Jerry Greenwell, Director of Export Compliance, Miller & Co. P.C.
Track 2: “Designing Supply Chains from Rockford to the World”
Michael Hugos, Principal, SCM Globe

3:00 – 4:30

Track 1: “Understanding and Managing Economic Sanctions”
Anne E. Borkovic, Associate, Akin Gump, Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Track 2: “Cross-Cultural Communication – Negotiation”
Denis Leclerc, Ph.D., Thunderbird School of Global Management

4:30 – 6:30

Networking Reception and Exhibits Open – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

For further information and registration see this link: Go Global