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2013 Latin America International Business Conference

2013 Latin America International Business Conference

March 4th - March 5th

Northeastern University

The International Business Conference is an annual event of the College of Business and Management of Northeastern Illinois University which focuses on a different region of the world each year.

By bringing together students and professionals from all over the United States and the world, the conference provides an opportunity to network and increase your knowledge and understanding of today’s diverse, global, international world.



Monday,  March 4, 2013
11:00 - 11:50am
The U. S. Department of Commerce in the Caribbean and Mainland Latin America
Megan Schildgen – U.S. Department of Commerce

Noon - 1:15pm
Demystifying Crisis, Change and Chaos
in Latin American Businesses
Jose Ignacio Sordo Galarza – Eureka!

2:00 - 3:15pm
Statistically Developing Latin America Export/Import Strategies
Laura Spingola – Trade Resources Ltd.

4:15 - 5:30pm
Fundamentals of Exporting to Latin America
Eric B. Nystrom – International Trade Consultant

5:40 - 6:55pm
An Open Dialogue on
Doing Business in Latin America
Omar A. Duque, Panel Moderator
President and CEO
Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Salvador A. Cicero, J.D.
Ruben A. Garcia
Rudy Pamintuan

7:05 - 8:20pm
How to Conduct Business in Today’s Latin America
Michael Wynne International Management Consulting Associates

8:30 - 9:45pm
Illinois and Latin America: Emerging Food
and Agriculture Business Opportunities
Richard Schell, Wagner and Schell, L.L.P.
Business and Trade Today: Look at Belize
Debbie Schell, Honorary Consul - BelizeT


Tuesday, March 5, 2013
9:25 - 10:40am
Manufacturing in Latin America:
The Next Global Wave
Michael L. Hetzel – Northern Galaxy Corporation

10:50am - 12:05pm
The NAFTA Corridor: 20 Years in the Making
Ralph Biedermann -- The MRB Group

12:15 - 1:30pm
Challenges of Doing Business in Latin America:
A Medical Equipment Manufacturer’s Perspective
Dr. Joseph Flies –  Summit Industries LLC

1:40 - 2:55pm
Argentina: Naturally Talented
to Meet Global Market Needs
Juan Ignacio Camio Bavasso
Consulate General of Argentina in Chicago
How Colombia Paved the Way to Free Trade
Alejandro Tribin Salazar
Colombian Government Trade Bureau

4:15 - 5:30pm
Country Perspective: Brazil
Tatiana Lyra
Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago
Why Mexico?
Enrique Perret
Trade Commission of Mexico (ProMéxico)

5:40 - 6:55pm
The Hidden Secrets & Opportunities
of Doing Business in Latin America
Mona Pearl -- BeyondAStrategy

7:05 - 8:20pm
The Challenge of Creating and Sustaining a Multi-Cultural International Career: Where Do I Begin
Francine McKenna, CPA -- Freelance Journalist


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