Massachusetts Export Center | Export Expo

  
Photos from the 2015 Export Expo
  





 

Join us for the most comprehensive export event of the year that brings together export resources, training and information—all under one roof!!

The Massachusetts Export Center's Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide variety of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day export operations. Exhibitors will include law firms, banks, freight forwarders, consulting firms, translation firms, customs and compliance automated solutions providers, and various government and non-profit organizations serving the export community.

Coinciding with the exhibition, the Massachusetts Export Center will convene workshops and panel discussions throughout the day on a wide variety of export-related topics.

The theme for this year's Export Expo will be "Preparing for Change". There has been much discussion about changes and possible rollbacks of various trade policy initiatives during our recent election cycle. While it is too early to tell precisely what changes will take place under the Trump Administration, there are likely to be some policy shifts that will impact companies conducting business globally.

This year's Expo will address possible adjustments in sanctions, free trade, immigration, export controls, and other trade policies, and provide practical guidance on how companies should prepare for the future. 

  

Brian Nilsson   Keynote Speaker:
 
Brian Nilsson

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls
U.S. Department of State
[bio]
  with    
Michael Vaccaro  
 
Michael Vaccaro
Director, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
[bio]
 
and special gues
ts:
 
Susan Esserman
 
Opening Speaker:
 
The Honorable Susan Esserman

Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Chair, International Trade Practice
Steptoe and Johnson LLP
[bio]
http://www.kelleydrye.com/attorneys/william_reinsch/_res/id=Picture Special Guest Speaker:
 
The Honorable William Reinsch

Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration,
Senior Advisor, Kelley, Drye and Warren LLP, and
Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center
[bio]
 
also featuring:
 
 
Eliot St. John  
Eliot St. John

Sanctions Compliance Officer
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
[bio]
   
 
Export Expo to Kick Off With CEO Panel:

Exporting in a Transitioning Global Trade Environment
Ted Acworth
Ted Acworth
Founder & CEO
Artaic, LLC
Moneer Azzam 
Moneer Azzam
President & CEO
SolarOne Solutions, Inc.
http://web.mit.edu/nball/www/Nate%20Ball_files/nate2.jpg 
Nate Ball
Co-Founder and CEO
Atlas Devices, LLC
 
Peter Waszkiewicz
President & CEO
Randolph Engineering, Inc.

Panel Led by

The Honorable Susan Esserman
Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Chair, International Trade Practice
Steptoe and Johnson LLP
Susan Esserman
 

 

Workshops (scroll down to see all speakers)

  • Opening Plenary Address: Preparing for Trade Policy Changes in the Future

  • CEO Panel Discussion: Exporting in a Transitioning Global Trade Environment

  • Plenary Address: Best Practices for Export Compliance in a Dynamic Export Regulatory Climate

  • Workshops/Roundtable Discussions:

    • Global Economic and Trade Outlook

    • Iran, Cuba & Russia: U.S. Sanctions Policy, Best Practices for Compliance, and Outlook for the Future

    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Practical Steps for Compliance

    • Export Enforcement Trends & Best Practices for Managing Violations

    • Immigration and Your Business: Planning for the Future

    • Duty Reduction Tools & Techniques

    • Export Compliance Automation and Screening

    • Avoiding Shipping Delays & Violations: Tips for Partnering With Your Forwarder

    • Government Resources for Exporters

    • Global Trade Banking & Finance

    • STEP Grant Application Clinic

 
This year's Expo will feature influential guest speakers, opportunities to connect with experts to answer your specific export questions, networking, and fun! This event regularly sells out. Space is limited, so register early! Click here for the Governor's invitation.
 

W Hotel Boston  For those wishing to stay overnight, the Export Center has booked a block of rooms
  at the W Hotel Boston for $199/night (offer expires December 2).
Click here to make
  your reservation.
 

Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are ready to exhibit, please click here to register online. If you require additional information, please contact Paula Murphy at 617-973-8664.

Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Time: Registration and Exhibits Open 8:30 a.m.; Program 9:00 a.m. – 4:00  p.m. (please note new start time of 9:00); Networking reception to follow at the W Boston—sponsored by Amber Road
Location: State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor Conference Center, Boston
Cost: $35 / no charge for Compliance Alliance members
Contact:
Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-8664

register online
 

Be sure to check back often....sponsors and exhibitors are added daily!
Sponsors
Massachusetts Export Center Amber Road
Baker & McKenzie 
Oceanair   McCarter & English 
Citizens Bank 
   Pampanin Law Offices Charter Brokerage
US Commercial Service Steptoe and Johnson LLP MA Small Business Development Center
     
Supporting Partners
U.S. Small Business Administration MA Office of International Trade & Investment Associated Industries of MA
Export-Import Bank MA Office of Business Development
MassDevelopment MassEcon
CONECT MassMEP Mass Tech Collaborative
     
Exhibitors
Radius International McLane Middleton Dow Jones Risk and Compliance
Middleton & Shrull UPS
Mohawk Global Trade Advisors
Morgan Lewis InTeahouse
MA Department of Agriculture   Massport
     
Speakers

Brian Nilsson Brian Nilsson
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Defense Trade Controls
U.S. Department of State
Michael Vaccaro Michael Vaccaro
Director, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
Susan Esserman The Honorable Susan Esserman
Former Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Chair, International Trade Practice
Steptoe and Johnson LLP
http://www.kelleydrye.com/attorneys/william_reinsch/_res/id=Picture The Honorable William Reinsch
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration,
Senior Advisor, Kelley, Drye and Warren LLP, and
Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center
Eliot St. John
 
Eliot St. John
Sanctions Compliance Officer
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  
Ted Acworth Ted Acworth
Founder & CEO
Artaic, LLC  
Brian Amero Brian Amero
Director of Global Compliance and Ethics
Teradyne, Inc.
Moneer Azzam Moneer Azzam
President & CEO
SolarOne Solutions, Inc.  
http://web.mit.edu/nball/www/Nate%20Ball_files/nate2.jpg  Nate Ball
Co-Founder and CEO
Atlas Devices, LLC  
Brenda Barnard Brenda Barnard
Senior Director of Export Compliance
OCEANAIR, Inc.
Chris Brouady  Christopher Brouady
Vice President, Contracts
Aptima, Inc.
Sylvain Bruni  Sylvain Bruni
Lead Cognitive Systems Integration, Senior Human Systems Engineer, Performance Assessment & Augmentation Division
Aptima, Inc.
Maryanne Burke Maryanne Burke
Global Marine Technology Team Leader
U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Ryan Chaffee  Ryan Chaffee
Special Agent, Counter-Proliferation Investigations Unit
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Larry Disenhof Larry Disenhof
Group Director, Export Compliance & Government Relations
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Julia Dvorko  Julia Dvorko
Central Massachusetts Regional Director
Massachusetts Export Center  
Dennis Farrell  Dennis Farrell
Director of Global Trade Compliance
Analog Devices, Inc.  
  Michelle Forte
Vice President
Charter Brokerage LLC  
  Zlatko "Zack" Hadzismajlovic
Special Counsel
McCarter & English, LLP  
Citizens Bank Thomas Hess
Director, Global Markets
Citizens Bank
BIS Logo  William Higgins
Deputy Special Agent in Charge 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement  
Sara Johnson  Sara Johnson
Senior Research Director, Global Economics
IHS Markit Economics
Daniel Kelly   Daniel Kelly
Partner
McCarter & English, LLP  
Jon Kelly  Jonathan Kelly
Vice President
MassDevelopment
Kathleen Kinahan-Newell  Kathleen Kinahan-Newell
Trade Compliance Manager
Massachusetts Export Center  
Rita Ledonne  Rita Ledonne
Director, Export/Import Operations
Raytheon Company  
Sylwia Lis  Sylwia Lis
Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP  
Brian London  Brian London
Vice President
Charter Brokerage LLC  
Nancy Lowd  Nancy Lowd
Senior International Trade Advisor 
Massachusetts Export Center  
 Ed Marsh Ed Marsh
Principal 
Consilium Global Business Advisors, LLC  
 Ian Moss Ian Moss
Director of Trade Compliance and General Counsel
Hydroid, Inc. 
Paula Murphy  Paula Murphy
Director 
Massachusetts Export Center  
Jason O'Brien  Jason O'Brien
Director of Sales 
Amber Road  
Bonita Oehlke  Bonita Oehlke
Market Specialist
Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources  
Michelle Ouellette  Michelle Ouellette
Senior International Trade Specialist, Boston
U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Alan Pampanin   Alan Pampanin
Owner
Pampanin Law Offices  
 James Paul James Paul
Director, Boston U.S. Export Assistance Center
U.S. Department of Commerce  
 Adriana Petrillo Adriana Petrillo
Business Development Director
Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment  
 Nam Pham Nam Pham
Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing  and Economic Development  
 Patrick Rosseel Patrick Rosseel
Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager
Citizens Bank  
 Misty Rutter Misty Rutter
Manager, Europe-Middle East-Africa Global Trade Controls
Hewlett Packard Enterprise  
Stephanie Siegmann  Stephanie Siegmann
Assistant U.S. Attorney & Export Control Coordinator,  National Security Unit
U.S. Attorney's Office  
Gregory Smith  Gregory Smith
Regional Director 
Export Import Bank of the United States  
Lise Test  Lise Test
Senior Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP  
  Carl Valenstein
Partner 
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP   
  Peter Waszkiewicz
President & CEO
Randolph Engineering, Inc.  
Joe Wyson  Joe Wyson
Executive Vice President 
OCEANAIR, Inc.