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2014 Keynote Speakers


João Vale de Almeida

E.U. Ambassador to the United States


Jim Barber

President
UPS International

Kenneth E. Hyatt
Acting Under Secretary for
International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce

Kish Rajan
Director of the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz)


Larry Turner
President & CEO
Hannover Fairs USA, Inc.

 

2014 Speakers


Tuula Ahlstrom

Senior Commercial Specialist
U.S. Embassy
Stockholm, Sweden


Perim Akguner
Commercial Specialist
American Consulate General
U.S. Commercial Service
Istanbul, Turkey


Leslie August
Senior Vice President
Boomerang Carnets


Perry Akins
CEO
Boston Educational Services


Terri Batch
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
West L.A. Office


Kimberly A. Benson

Vice President
Cange International, Inc. USA


Beryl C. Blecher

Minister Counselor
U.S. Mission to the European Union, Brussels


Robert (Bob) Bowen

Associate General Counsel, Government and Regulatory Affairs
Western Digital Corporation

Carrie Brooks
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
San Diego Office


Wolfgang Bullmer
CEO
Transonic Combustion, Inc.


Chris Chase
Environmental Systems Division Manager
InterOcean


Patrick Colabucci
Director
International Programs and Partnerships
California State University
Northridge’s Tseng College of Extended Learning


Dr. Claudia Colombo (PhD)

Commercial Specialist
United States Embassy
London, United Kingdom



Megan Cullen
Int’l Sales/Marketing Manager
Soilmoisture Equipment Corp.


Carmine D’Aloisio

Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
United States Embassy
Rome, Italy


Donna J. Davis
Regional Administrator
Region IX
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)


Frans den Broeder
Director Inbound Clients Dpt
Rabobank headquarters, Utrecht


Wolfram Doelker

President, CEO
WDE International Inc. & Chairman of GABA-Southern California Chapter


Ronald A. Duecker

COO
JWC Environmental
Offices: Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, CA, USA


Cheryl Dukelow

Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Commercial Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Kyiv, Ukraine


William (Bill) Edwards

Chief Executive Officer
Edwards Global Services (EGS) LLC


Britta Eriksson

CEO
Euro Vat Refund Inc.


Robert D. English, Ph.D.,
Director of the School of International Relations
University of Southern California


Scott Ermeti

Senior Vice President of International Business
Pelican Products, Inc.


John Fay

Commercial Officer
United States Embassy
Ankara, Turkey


Jesus Garcia

Senior Commercial Specialist
U.S. Embassy
Madrid, Spain


Catherine Geanuracos
Founder
New Economy Campaigns


Gudrun Giddings

CEO
Swedish American Chamber of Commerce


Antwaun Griffin
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations
U.S. Department of Commerce


Ferdinando "Nando" Guerra

International Economist/Economist
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Michael Hoffman
Director
Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) Western Regional Office


Moritz Holst

Commercial Specialist
United States Consulate
Munich, Germany


Kristin Houston

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
Irvine, CA


Vincent Iacopella
Managing Director of Janel Group of Los Angeles & COO of Janel World Trade, Ltd,


Robert O. Jones

Regional Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Embassy
Madrid, Spain

Seward (Skip) L. Jones, Jr.
Executive Director, Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Department of Commerce


Jennifer Kane-Zabolotskaya

Deputy Senior Commercial Officer
United States Embassy
London, United Kingdom


Maura Kawai

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
West Los Angeles Office


Natasha Keylard

Commercial Specialist
United States Embassy
The Hague, Netherlands


E. Keith Kirkham

Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs
United States Embassy
Moscow, Russia


Jane Kitson

Senior Commercial Officer
United States Embassy
Belgrade, Serbia


Sabina Kroigaard

Commercial Specialist
United States Embassy
Stockholm, Sweden


Nicholas Kuchova

Regional Senior Commercial Officer
United States Embassy
Stockholm, Sweden


Anuj Kumar

Operations Manager
Intertek Laboratory
Atlanta, GA


Joe Lawrence

EVP & Chief Business Development Officer
Voxox


Christian W Liedtke

Independent International Intellectual Property Consultant


Mike Liikala
President
Solutions International


Noel Massie
President
South California District
UPS


Chris Marino

Founder and Managing Director
Fallingwater Consulting Group


Juha P. Markkanen

Ambassador
Consul General of Finland


Elisa Martucci

Commercial Specialist
United States Embassy
Rome, Italy


Anna McDermott-Vitak
Executive Director
Global Government Affairs
Amgen Inc


Sylvia Mohr

Standards Specialist
U.S. Mission to the European Union


Mike Moschella
Vice President of Organizing
NationBuilder


Jason Nelsen
Director Integrated Solutions
Exelis C4i


Daniel Ogden
Chair Emeritus
National District Export Council and International Trade Attorney


Roy Paulson

Chair
National District Export Council and President, Paulson Manufacturing Corporation


Christine R. Peterson

International Trade Specialist
Office of Intellectual Property Rights
U.S. Department of Commerce


Dr. Nand Ramchandani PhD

Head of Governmental Affairs for Exports
OSISoft


Stephen Rickert

Co-Partner In-Charge, Tax Services
Partner, International Tax Services Group


Thomas Riebs, Esq.
Chairman, Danish-American Business Council – LA


Ivan Rosenberg
President & CEO
Frontier Associates, Inc.,


Susan Kohn Ross

Chair, District Export Council Southern California and International Trade Counsel, Mitchell Silberberg & Krupp LLP


Michael Roth

Director of International Retail Licensing & Development
Skechers USA


Marie Roussel

Director
North America Operations
EcoMundo - Chemical Compliance


Eduard Roytberg

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
Inland Empire Office


Stuart Schaag
Senior Commercial Officer
U.S. Embassy, Prague


Naomi Seligman
Seligman Consulting
Los Angeles


Marvin W. Sepe

Chief Operating Officer
CTC Global Corporation

Maureen Smith
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis
U.S. Department of Commerce


Donald E Sovie

Vice Chair District Export Council Southern California and Experienced Regulatory Compliance Counsel, Law Offices


Jason Sproule

Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
Irvine, CA


Richard Swanson
Regional Director
U.S. Commercial Service
Pacific South Network


Angela Turrin

Commercial Specialist
United States Embassy
Madrid, Spain


Brendon Van Campen
Director
Government/Military Programs
Lutron Electronics Company, Inc


Tonia Van de Vyver

Investment and Trade Commissioner
Flanders Investment & Trade
Consulate General of Belgium


Annie Niou Vonheim

Senior Vice President & Head of International
Thorne Research


Pamela Ward

Deputy Senior Commercial Officer
United States Embassy
Paris, France


Janet A. Wells

President & CEO
Insta Graphic Systems


Kenneth L. Wengrod
President
FTC Commercial Corp


Volker Wirsdorf

Senior Commercial Specialist
American Consulate General
U.S. Commercial Service
Frankfurt, Germany