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The CHLI Trade & International Affairs Symposium is held to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, this annual event convenes international business leaders, experts on trade, members of the diplomatic community, and foreign and U.S. Government officials to discuss relevant trade and business issues that affect U.S. global competitiveness. For more information contact: Leo Velasquez, Programs and Alumni Relations Manager at Lvelasquez@chli.org

9/30/2015
When: 09/30/2015
From 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Where: Newseum
Knight Conference Center
555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Contact: Mary Ann Gomez
202-347-8280

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CHLI Annual Trade & International Affairs Symposium

 

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Newseum- Knight Conference Center

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,

Washington, DC 20001

 

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 Held to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, this annual event convenes international business leaders, experts on trade, members of the diplomatic community, and foreign and U.S. Government officials to discuss relevant trade and business issues that affect U.S. global competitiveness. 

  

 

TRADE & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

*SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

  


Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

Location: Newseum - Knight Conference Center

555 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20001

Fee: Registration covered by Sponsors (Fee only for CLE credits)

Social Media: #TheCHLI #Hispanicheritage #CHLItrade #tradepolicy

 

THEME: ADVANCING GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROGRESS

 

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

 

9:30 a.m. WELCOME

• Mary Ann Gomez, Executive Director, CHLI 

• Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Chairman, CHLI

• Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), CHLI Vice-Chairman 

• Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), CHLI Vice-Chairman

• Congressman Bill Flores (TX-17), CHLI Board Member

• David Olivencia, Senior Vice President Communications,  Media & Technology Industries, Softtek USA

• The Honorable David Nelson, Senior Manager, Global Government Affairs & Policy-Americas, General Electric

• The Honorable Rodney E. Hood, Office of Nonprofit Engagement, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


10:00 a.m. America’s Trade Position in the World

• Introduction by: Orlando Padilla, President & CEO, Padilla Networks, LLC

• The Honorable John Engler, President, Business Roundtable 

 

10:30 a.m. Are U.S. STEM Diplomas Globally Competitive?

• Introduction by: Congressman Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) (Invited)

• Moderator: Emilio Gonzalez, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Verizon

• Edie Fraser, Chief Executive Officer, STEMConnector

• Josie Goytisolo, Executive Director, Codella

 

11:15 a.m. Taxes & Trade Policies

• Christopher L. Turner, Head of Government Affairs for the Americas, Dell

• Tyler Deaton, Senior Advisor, Policy and Taxation Group

 

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

 

1:00 p.m. Cybersecurity and Its Impact on Trade and Protecting Intellectual Property

CHLI Panel in Partnership with HITEC

• Introductions by: Congressman William Hurd (TX-23)  

• Moderator: Andre Arbelaez, President, Hispanic IT Executive Council/ SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Softtek USA

• Eduardo Cabrera, Certified Information Systems Security Professional & Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, United States Secret Service

• Israel Martinez, President & CEO, Axon Global

• Leonel Navarro, Information Security Practice Director, Softtek  

 

2:00 p.m. The Nuts & Bolts of Trade Agreements

• Introductions by: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and 

• Joedis Avila, Manager, Community Outreach, Ford Motor Company Fund

• Moderated by Juan Williams, Fox News

• Sarah Thorne, Senior Director of International Trade, Walmart 

• Michael Sheridan, Director, International Government Affairs & Global Trade Policy, Ford Motor Company 

• David Weller, Head of Global Trade Policy, Google 

• Randall D. Popelka, Vice President of Government and Industry Affairs, Herbalife


3:00 p.m. The Legal & Consulting Sides of Trade Agreements

CHLI Panel in Partnership with American Bar Association Section of International Law (ABA SIL) 

• Introductions by CHLI Congressional Member and Alejandro Sarria, Covington & Burling (CHLI Pro-Bono Counsel; invited)

• Moderated by: Max Trujillo, President of Tonio Burgos & Associates of Washington, D.C. Office

• Andrew Shoyer, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

• Alex Acosta, Dean, Florida International University School of Law  

 

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Address

• The Honorable Ambassador Roger Noriega

 

4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks 

• Mary Ann Gomez, CHLI Executive Director

• Angela Franco, President & CEO, Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC)


4:30 – 6:00 p.m. CHAIRMAN'S RECEPTION

 

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits available for the following states:  California; Florida; New York; Texas; Virginia; Each State will vary in credit hours, for more information please contact Leo Velasquez, Chief of Staff , at lvelasquez@chli.org

  

Trade and International Affairs Symposium 2015 Sponsors: Comcast NBCU Telemundo, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Google, JPMorgan Chase, Oracle Corporation, Softtek USA, and Walmart Stores, Inc. 

 

Partners: Hispanic I.T. Executive Council, American Bar Association Section of International Law, Florida International University, Fox News Channel 

 

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