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 Preliminary Agenda

Friday, May 13, 2016


8:30 AM            Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:50 AM            Program Overview – Jeff Agnew, NAFTANEXT

 9:00 AM            Welcoming Remarks – Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA)  Chairman, Subcommittee on Trade (Invited)

9:05 AM            Opening Discussion –    featuring Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa Bay, Chair of                         US Conference of Mayors TPP Taskforce (Invited); Gerald Schwebel, Executive Vice President, Corporate International Division, IBC Bank & former NASCO Chairman (Confirmed); Matt Rooney, Director, Economic Growth, George W. Bush Presidential Center (Confirmed) Moderated by Paul Anderson, President, Port Tampa Bay OR Leslie Blakey, President, CAGTC

9:20 AM            Panel One – Trade in the Southwest  Moderator – Mr. Al Zapanta, President and CEO, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce  (Featuring panelists from three regional businesses)

10:00 AM          Panel Two – Trade in the Midwest  Moderator Mr. Daniel Ujzco, Of Counsel and Cross-Border Business Development Director, Dickinson Wright PLLC (Featuring panelists from three regional businesses)

10:45 AM          Economic Overview of Trade –    Scott Miller, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business Center for Strategic and International Studies (Confirmed)

11:00 AM          Panel Three – Trade in the Pacific Northwest  Moderator – Mr. Matt Morrison, CEO, Pacific Northwest Economic Region (Featuring panelists from three regional businesses)

11:30 AM          Closing Remarks – Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Member, Committee on Finance/Subcommittee on International Trade and Global Competitiveness (Invited)

11:45 AM          Wrap up