NC Global Advantage Forum 2022

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NC Global Advantage Forum 2022

Join business, education, and policy leaders from across NC to discussion how global engagement today can build our state's tomorrow.

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RTI International 3040 E Cornwallis Rd Horizon Building RTP, NC 27709

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1:00 - 2:00 Social Gathering

2:00 - 4:00 Welcome

- Meredith Henderson, Executive Director, Go Global NC

- N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, NC Department of Agriculture

Introduction of Keynote - Tim Gabel, CEO and President, RTI International – Presenting Sponsor

Keynote: Karen LeVert, Partner, Pappas Capital

Fireside chat #1 – Using Technologies Across Sectors to Address Global Issues-- Siddhartha “Sid” Thakur, Executive Director of Global One Health Academy & Professor of Molecular Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State; Daniel Lapidus, Senior Economist and Policy Analyst, RTI International; and Paul Ulanch, Executive Director, Crop Commercialization Program, NC Biotechnology Center – moderated by Sandy Stewart, Assistant Commissioner, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

NC and Moldova: Providing Support During the Ongoing Crisis –-Dr. Audrey Snyder, Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Innovation, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina- Greensboro; and Major General M. Todd Hunt, Adjutant General, North Carolina National Guard - moderated by N.C. Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall

Fireside chat #2- Connecting Global Businesses and the World --Paula Barngrover, CEO of Alura USA, and Thomas Hildebrand, Lock Drives, Inc - moderated by Ryan Combs, Executive Director, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

2022 NC Global Ambassador Award–presented by N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall and N.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler

4:00 - 5:00 Global Networking Hour

Hear from visionary leaders about how engaging with the world can bring greater prosperity to North Carolina and take part in our Global Networking Hour to learn how we can collaborate to achieve more together.

The NC Coalition for Global Competitiveness is a private and public sector partnership of leaders from a variety of industries from all over North Carolina co-chaired by Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State, and Steve Troxler, NC Agriculture Commissioner. The Coalition, founded in 2013 and coordinated by Go Global NC, fosters thought leadership and serves as a catalyst for a statewide vision for global engagement.