Global Trade Today and the Risk of Protectionism

Date: Friday, September 18, 2009
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, 100 North 6th Street Philadelphia, PA

About The Event

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Global Trade Today and the Risk of Protectionism

Join GIC for this half-day conference which will include presentations on topics such as the North AmericanFree Trade Agreement, regional industries including life sciences, tourism, and education, as well as adiscussion on markets involving China and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Date: Friday, September 18, 2009 Time: 8:00 AM City: Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Download iCal

Speakers

Peter Alois

Peter Alois

Mr. Alois retired from the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service in October 2005 after 32 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Upon moving to the Philadelphia area, he created Alois Global Trade Strategies to continue to promote international trade. During his career with Commerce, he worked in Washington, D.C., Miami, Florida and on four […]

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Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith

Kelly Smith’s is the manager of TradeRoots of the US Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this she was the associate manager of TradeRoots. She earned her undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University.

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Fritz Smith

Fritz Smith

Frederick “Fritz” Smith started at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB) in 2005 as the director of tourism, and within a year was promoted to his current position as the vice president, tourism. Fritz is responsible for selling and promoting visitation, international and domestic group tour travel to Philadelphia and the region. From the […]

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Greg Weisenstein, Ph.D.

Greg Weisenstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Weisenstein, president of West Chester University was previously named provost of the University of North Dakota in 2005. Before that, he served for six years as dean of the college of education, health and human development at Montana State University. Concurrent with his academic appointments, he has held a number of leadership and advisory […]

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David F. J. Marshall

David F. J. Marshall

As consulate general of Canada, Mr. David F. J. Marshall is responsible for the promotion of all Canadian interests in the areas of political and economic relations, culture, and academic and public affairs in the six-state territory of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Mr. Marshall entered Canada’s Foreign Service in 1990 and has served […]

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Enrique Ruiz Sanchez

Enrique Ruiz Sanchez

Enrique Ruiz Sanchez is a consul at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico. He attended the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

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Abdullah Al-Harthy

His Excellency Abdullah Al-Harthy heads the asset allocation function for the State General Reserve Fund (SGRF) of the Sultanate of Oman, responsible for setting up and implementing the fund’s strategy to optimize and oversee its assets. He also chairs the investment committee for the domestic equity portfolios. After graduation from university, Mr. Al-Harthy joined SGRF […]

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Ambassador Angelos Pangratis, Ph.D.

Ambassador Angelos Pangratis, Ph.D.

Mr. Angelos Pangratis [Pagkratis] is the ambassador and head of the Permanent Mission of the EU to the WTO. Angelos Pangratis was the deputy head of the Delegation of the European Union (previously, to Dec. 2009, of the European Commission) to the United States, in Washington, D.C. from August 2005 to December 2010. Before that, […]

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Tim Weckesser, Ph.D.

Tim Weckesser, Ph.D.

Dr. Weckesser co-founded SCI in 1988. He negotiated the original joint venture with the Osaka Gas Company in Japan on behalf of the University City Science Center (UCSC) in Philadelphia. Dr. Weckesser has overseen SCI’s development into an internationally recognized consulting firm providing strategic market entry services to companies. The company has completed over 400 […]

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Bodhi Ganguli, Ph.D.

Bodhi Ganguli, Ph.D.

Bodhi Ganguli is an economist on the international team at Moody’s Analytics. Based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Bodhi is in charge of analyzing the economies of Portugal and Austria and is a frequent contributor to the Dismal Scientist on issues related to Canada, India and global trade and finance. He also covers several U.S. states […]

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Benjamin Leavenworth

Benjamin Leavenworth

Chief Relationship Officer, Afina International

Mr. Leavenworth has over 20 years of professional experience in Latin America, from governmental roles to entrepreneurial ventures and finance. He is a founding partner of Afina and is primarily focused on managing and developing the firm’s relationships. Mr. Leavenworth also serves as Honorary Consul of Chile in Philadelphia with a jurisdiction that includes the states of Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey.

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