Updated June 23, 2014—Please note program is subject to change, please check this page regularly for updates.

Time

Activity

   

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Registration

   

2:00pm – 5:00pm

One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats

   

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Ask the Experts Roundtables

   

6:00pm–8:00pm

Networking Reception at The Westin

   

Time

Activity

   

7:30am-5:00pm

Registration

   

7:30am-8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

   

*8:00am–5:00pm

One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats (Concurrent)

   

8:30am–9:15am

Welcome Remarks
Overview of the DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS – THE AMERICAS program.

   

9:15am–10:15am

Plenary Session: Look South - Strategic Overview of The Americas

   

10:15am–10:45am

Networking Break

   

10:45 am–11:30am

Plenary Panel: Why Canada and Mexico Remain our Top Export Destinations

   

11:30am–12:30pm

Breakout Sessions

A. Mitigating the Risk of Non-Payment in the Americas

B. Business-to-Consumer Sales in the Americas

C. Sector Focus: Energy

The Deregulation of the Energy Sector in Mexico: How it Affects Business Opportunities

D. Sector Focus: Healthcare

Pharmaceuticals, Nutritional Supplements, Biotech, Medical Equipment

   

12:30pm–1:45pm

Lunch – Keynote Address by U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker (Invited)

   

2:00pm–3:15pm

Plenary Panel: Why Central America is a Fast Growing Export Destination

   

3:15pm–3:45pm

Networking Break

   

3:45pm-4:30pm

Breakout Sessions

A. Overcoming Logistical Barriers in the Americas

B. Known at Home, a Stranger Abroad: Building Your Brand While Protecting It

C. Selling to Latin American Governments—How U.S. Diplomatic Advocacy Can Help

D. Sector Focus: Automotive

   

4:30pm–5:30pm

Plenary Session: The Impact of the Panama Canal and Intermodal on U.S. Exports

   

6:00pm–8:00pm

Networking Reception

The Mint Museum – A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal

   

Time

Activity

   

7:30am–8:30am

Continental Breakfast

   

*8:00am–2:00pm

One-on-One Meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats

   

8:30am–8:45am

Welcome Remarks and Opening Session

   

8:45am–9:45am

Plenary Session: Chile, Colombia, Panama, and Peru: An Economic Powerhouse for Latin America (Andean Region)

   

8:45am–9:45am

Plenary Session: Opportunities in Mercosur

Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay

   

10:45am-11:15am

Networking Break

   

11:15am–12:15pm

Breakout Sessions

A. Export Documentation for Free Trade Agreement Countries

B. Sector Focus: Energy

Best-Prospect Energy Sector Exports to the Western Hemisphere

C. Sector Focus: Security and Defense in Latin America

D. Sector Focus: Exporting Services to the Americas

Financial Services, Management Consulting, Architecture, and Engineering

   

12:30pm-2:00pm

Lunch



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