San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
FTPC Third Annual Conference
October 12th and 13th
Wilmington, North Carolina
Global Connections - How to Make it Happen!
Learn what is new and how you can benefit from the new NC FTZ #214, Learn what the FTPC is doing for NC companies and Join the ZONE!!!
Learn about private sector trade financing from $1 up to Millions.
The TPP vs. the TTIP – Are you Ready? Experts on the subject will explain how these trade deals affect your business and what to do about Brexit.
Ambassador Series – Foreign Ambassador to the USA on TPP. Are you ready for what’s coming?
Global Business Protocol – Learn how business practices overseas can make or break your deal - Day 2 Special Session.
Day 1 -- Wednesday, October 12th
Location: CFCC Union Station Building, 502 N. Front St., Wilmington, NC 28401
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM & Reception 5-7 PM
A full day of speakers, panelists and experts -- Learn how to Make Global Connections!
Agenda details available on our website at http://ncftpc.com/ftpc-3rd-annual-conference/
- Welcome and Introduction – Dr. John Hayes - Executive Director FTPC
- Honorable Rick Catlin, FTPC Chairman and Representative NC General Assembly
- Introduction of Morning Keynote Speaker
- The New FTZ #214 is Ready for Your Business
- Trade Finance – Private Sector Money
- Luncheon – Presentation of Global Trade Award and Leadership Award
- Keynote Address
- Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - Where will you focus?
- Trade Panel Discussion
- Developing Business Partnerships with Japanese Companies
RECEPTION -- 5-7 PM Ironclad Brewery - 115 N. Second St., Wilmington, NC
Day 2 -- Thursday, October 13th
*** DEADLINE TO REGISTER OCTOBER 8 ***
Special Day Session – Separate Registration Required
Sponsored by the Sister Cities Association of Wilmington, University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the General Consulate of Belize
UNC-Wilmington, 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC
UNCW Fisher University Center (use Parking Lot M) -- 8 am – 4 pm
- Welcome: Michael Wilhelm, Vice Chancellor for International Programs
Global Business Protocol
Dr. Lawrence P. Dunham, Fmr. US Assistant Chief of Protocol and Adjunct Prof at George Washington University
Learn how business practices overseas can make or break your deal. -- This is a full day of training designed to help attendees with the basics of international protocol between governments, organizations and business entities. Instruction will include material drawn from the Office of Protocol Summary Guide to Working with Foreign Dignitaries and foreign business executives.
Instruction is from 8 AM - 4 PM (approximately). Cost includes lunch and all materials. Separate fee required $45 FTPC members $55 non-members
Wilmington International Airport
Wilmington Business Development
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Contact Mim Hall for more information at (910) 452-5861 or email@example.com
PARKING for the Day 1 is available at the Wilmington Convention Center Parking Garage at 515 Nutt Street. Please note that the parking garage only accepts credit and debit cards unless an attendant is working.
Union Station Building at Cape Fear Community College
502 North Front Street
Foreign Trade Promotion Council
The Foreign Trade Promotion Council's (FTPC) mission is to educate private businesses about the opportunities available to facilitate and promote international trade. Our goal is to bring all public and private resources together to make North Carolina a leader in international trade.