Connecting to Global Markets - Opportunities to Export Your Smart Cities Te...

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This workshop is part of Smart Cities New York 2019. Once you register to SCNY ‘19, use the code you received in your confirmation email to register for any of our workshops. You cannot sign up for workshops without registering for Smart Cities New York 2019.

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Ryan Barnes, Senior International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service New York, will lead a discussion on opportunities for participants to access global markets. He will highlight particular markets ripe for smart cities products and services. He will also discuss resources and tips on how to access these opportunities, including by utilizing U.S. commercial service programs.

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Ryan Barnes, Senior International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service New York

Ryan Barnes is a Senior International Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service New York, helping local companies export in the following sectors: Smart Cities, Advanced Manufacturing, Defense & Aerospace, Design & Construction, Energy, and Healthcare. Previously, Ryan served in the Department’s Global Markets Europe team in Washington, where he managed commercial relations with Europe, particularly the United Kingdom and Turkey. Prior to that, he was Global Research Analyst at Risk Metrics Group and Director of Europe at the Eurasia Center. He holds a BA in Political Science from Ohio University and an MA in International Affairs from American University.

Peter Sexton, Director of the Global Financial Services Team and Senior International Trade Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce in New York City

Peter Sexton is the Director of the Global Financial Services Team and Senior International Trade Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce in New York City. Peter leads a team comprising of 150 financial services specialists to develop international opportunities and increase market access and exports for U.S. financial services companies. He recently served as Global Finance Team Lead for Venture Capital, Real Estate Investments, and Mobile Payment Sectors and a Deputy Team Leader for Publishing on the Global Media &
Entertainment Team. Before joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, he was Regional Manager for the Americas & Middle East at the Office of International Investment and Trade for the State of Maryland. Peter advised the State on international economic strategy and managed Maryland’s trade offices in Brazil, Mexico, and UAE to support Maryland exporters and attract companies and investment from these regions.

Prior to this appointment, Peter worked for OCO Global; a specialist advisory firm providing consultancy to Governments and Economic Development Organizations worldwide. Peter began his career as an International Trade Development Executive for Enterprise Ireland in New York City consulting with companies exporting across the software, services, and emerging technology sectors. Peter graduated with an M.Sc. in Marketing Practice from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business in Dublin, Ireland and a joint honors B.A. in Business Studies and Political Science from the University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Elise Reysbergen, International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service New York

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