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Trade Americas

  • 25 Mar 2019

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Conference Date: March 25, 2019 

Location: InterContinental Hotel Buenos Aires 809 Moreno St., Buenos Aires, C1091AAQ Argentina Tel: 54-11-43407100
Note: For those traveling to the conference, a special rate is available at $179 plus tax. 

Cost: $500 per participant
This includes an invitation to a Sunday night networking event, food, and coffee throughout the conference, one-on-one meetings with Officers, and an invitation to the official reception at Palacio Bosch, the U.S. Ambassador residence on Monday.
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ATCC Members: (Argentine Companies) - Exclusive conference discounted ticket at $150. In case of interest, please request the registration link to 

Network with U.S. companies part of the Trade Mission to the Southern Cone Region delegation, service providers and U.S. Diplomats in the South America region.

Gain knowledge about the business opportunities in South America markets and network with U.S. companies part of the Trade Mission to Southern Cone Region delegation, service providers and U.S. Diplomats in the region.

Event Information
Hosted in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Conference will focus on regional business opportunities, economic trends, and strategies to win business.
Gain a competitive advantage by identifying the export opportunities and best prospects in South America.
Conference will provide participants with access to substantive information about the region and strategies for entering or expanding business in the region.
Hear from experts on topics such as trade agreements, export financing, digital strategies, regional distribution, legal consideration, and compliance.

Conference Program
Monday, March 25

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM  Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast – Grand Foyer 

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM  Opening Remarks – Monserrat A
Richard Steffens, Executive Director for the Western Hemisphere Office – U.S. Department of Commerce
Edward C. Prado - U.S. Ambassador to the Argentine Republic (Invited) 

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM  Panel #1: Regional Economic Overview – Monserrat A  

9:40 AM – 10:20 AM  Panel #2: Making Deals: Financing U.S. Exports in the Region – Monserrat A
Sharyn Koenig, Managing Director, Eastern and Western Regions - U.S. Export-Import Bank  
Gary Mendell, President - Meridian Finance Group Santander Commercial Banking – TBC 

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM  Networking Break – Grand Foyer 

10:40 AM – 11:20 AM  Panel #3: Developing and Financing Projects – Monserrat A
Jason Whitney
, Associate Director, Global Energy Group - Overseas Private Investment Corporation  U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TBC) 

11:20 AM – 12:00 PM  Mitigating Risks when Exporting to the Region – Monserrat A
John M. Huddle
, Esq., CEO & Attorney at Law - The Global Law Group, PLC
Laura Hammel, IP Attaché - The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Roxana Kahale, Founding Partner - Kahale Abogados (TBC) 

12:10 PM – 1:30 PM  Keynote Luncheon - The SME sector in the Americas significant role in the region’s economic growth and global trade – Terraza del Virrey  
Rick de Lambert, Regional Senior Commercial Officer – U.S. Department of Commerce
Jose Acosta, President of Public Affairs, UPS Americas Region 
1:40 PM – 5:00 PM  One-on-One Consultation Meetings – Miro + Dali
These one-on-ones are concurrent to the afternoon workshops.  Meetings are available with:  
• U.S. Embassy Officials from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Guyana
• Business service providers who can speak to the following topics:  Export Finance, Logistics, Legal and Intellectual Property, Export Compliance, Trade Barriers, and Advocacy, and Marketing 
1:40 PM – 2:20 PM  Workshop #1: Regional Distribution: Creating a Regional Strategy – Picasso
Rodrigo Aznarez
, Latin America Customs and Trade Compliance Manager – UPS 
2:20 PM – 3:00 PM  Workshop #2: Negotiating Contracts and Winning Deals – Picasso
John M. Huddle
, Esq., CEO & Attorney at Law - The Global Law Group, PLC Americo Tadeu, Deputy Director - The Advocacy Center 
3:00 PM – 3:40 PM  Networking Break – Grand Foyer 
3:40 PM – 4:20 PM  Workshop #3: Export Compliance and Defeating Trade Barriers – Picasso
Mike Allocca
, President – Allocca Enterprises
Steven Presing, Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance – U.S. Department of Commerce 
4:20 PM – 5:00 PM  Workshop #4: Digital Strategies – Picasso  
Sergio Del Casale
, Managing Director South Cluster & Executive leader of the e-commerce strategy for LATAM (Invited) 
5:00 PM  Conference Adjourn  
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM  Networking Reception – Palacio Bosch, U.S. Ambassador’s Residence 


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