Wisconsin’s World Trade Center provides relevant programming on strategic issues affecting companies in the global marketplace. The following is a list of typical and planned events which have proven extremely beneficial to member organizations.
Regional Business Climate Updates
RBCU’s bring together a panel of experts to brief member organizations on what is new and relevant in specific geographic regions in the areas of marketplace, legal, logistics, treasury and finance, and cultural / political climate. Geared for the SME decision maker, the Regional Business Climate Update provides a forum where pertinent issues can be discussed, providing business leaders with the key information, contacts, and resources they need to make informed strategic decisions.
Conferences on Global Sourcing
WTCW recognizes that Wisconsin companies must consider sourcing components and services from developing nations to remain competitive internationally. These conferences explore surrounding issues and provide crucial information and new perspectives on approaches to supply chain methods for surviving in today’s global markets.
Trade Policy Conference
An annual conference encouraging dialogue among business leaders and political officials regarding US trade policy, this program is a key forum for member organizations to network with prominent U.S. government representatives and have their views heard.
Strategies for Global Growth: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Strategic Alliances
Designed for companies of all sizes interested in penetrating new international markets, this full day conference provides information on the benefits and dangers for larger companies that may be interested in and have the capabilities for M&A, as well as for SMEs covering strategic alliances, joint ventures, and licensing agreements.
Offering members the chance to interact one-on-one with recognized leaders in their professions, executive roundtables bring in experienced speakers to share their expertise. Notable recent presenters include Assistant Secretary of Commerce James Jochum and Harley-Davidson CEO Jeff Bleustein.
The World Trade Center Wisconsin will be coordinating a number of industry groups for those members who have expressed interest. The purpose of these groups is so that corporate decision makers within the same industry may meet on a regular basis to hear speakers on relevant international topics, as well as to discuss challenges and best practices.
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