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CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium

On behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s (CHLI) Board of Directors, we are honored that you will join us at our third Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium on September 29, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

9/29/2014
When: 9/29/2014
9:00 AM
Where: Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC, District of Columbia  20001
United States
Contact: Mari Cabrera

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On behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s (CHLI) Board of Directors, we are honored that you will join us at our third Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium on September 29, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington D.C. 

In the spirit of CHLI’s vision of advancing the Hispanic Community’s diversity of thought, the CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium will bring together international business leaders, experts on trade, members of the diplomatic community, foreign and U.S. government officials to discuss trade issues and international affairs that affect U.S. global competitiveness.

The Symposium is spearheaded by CHLI’s Vice-Chairmen Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX) and Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL), and will include panels on U.S. contributions to the global economy, and the importance of trade for relations within our hemisphere.  The Honorable Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, will join us as our Keynote Speaker.

The Symposium will commence with a Welcome Reception at 9:00 a.m. and conclude with the Ambassador’s Reception from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. 


Agenda as of September 28, 2014

“Strengthening U.S.’s Global Competitiveness”

 

Date:                                       Monday, September 29, 2014

Time:                                       9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:                                Newseum - Knight Conference Center

                                                555 Pennsylvania Avenue      

                                                Washington, DC 20001

 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.                      REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

9:30 a.m.                                 WELCOME

Mary Ann Gomez, Executive Director

The Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart, CHLI Chairman

Janet O’Callaghan, Executive Director-Government Relations, 21st Century Fox

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, CHLI Vice-Chairman

David R. Olivencia, Softtek, CHLI Trade Symposium Chair

Lauren Robitaille, Sr. Manager of Federal Government Relations, Walmart

Amy Travieso for Rep. Henry Cuellar, CHLI Vice-Chairman

Joe Avila, Manager of Community Outreach, Ford Motor Company

 

10:15 a.m.                               STEM’s Impact on U.S. Global Competitiveness

Moderator: Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI

Joe Avila, Manager of Community Outreach, Ford Motor Company

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University

Hillary Maxwell, Director of Public Affairs, Dell                   

 

11:00 a.m.                               Tax Policies to Stimulate Growth and Competition

Moderator: Juan Williams, Contributor, FOX News

Dejan Pavlovic, Sr. Director, Government & Corporate Affairs, Oracle

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment

 

11:45 a.m.                               International Procurement Law

Allen Green, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge                 

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.                    NETWORKING LUNCH RECEPTION

 

1:00 p.m.                                 President’s Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)

Frank Samolis, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

  

1:20 p.m.                                 Trade Policies for a Globally Competitive Western Hemisphere

Moderator: Juan Otero, Executive Director & Public Policy Counsel,

Federal Government Affairs, Comcast

Sarah Thorn, Senior Director of International Trade, Walmart

Angela Arboleda, VP for Government & Community Affairs, Herbalife

David Weller, Head of Global Trade Policy, Google

Waleska Rivera, President, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association

 

2:20 p.m.                                 Cybersecurity and Its Impact on Trade and Protecting Intellectual Property

Dialogue hosted by Hispanic I.T. Executive Council

Moderator: Andre Arbelaez, HITEC & SVP of Strategy for Softtek

Myrna Soto, SVP & Chief Infrastructure & Information Security Officer, Comcast

Haden Land, VP, Research & Technology, Lockheed Martin

Bob West, Chief Trust Officer, CipherCloud

                       

3:00 p.m.                                 Keynote Address

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank

 

3:30 p.m.                                 United States and Mexico: Trade and Neighbor Relations

His Excellency Eduardo Medina-Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the U.S.

 

3:45 p.m.                                 Closing Remarks

Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI Executive Director

 

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.                      AMBASSADOR’S RECEPTION

 

DISCLAIMER: Actual titles and time frames are subject to change

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