Kentucky International Trade Summit 2016

  • Share:
Name: Kentucky International Trade Summit 2016
Date: September 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

What Is It?

Our Trade Summit is a one-of-a-kind event which provides a forum for business leaders, trade practitioners and public leaders to learn from expert speakers and other attendees in their fields. Our Morning Keynote "The Changing Face of Global Commerce" - Kenneth E. Hyatt, U.S. Department of Commerce Acting Under Secretary for International Trade will set the stage a series of round tables where attendees offer their own insights on possible solutions to the challenges facing today's importers & exporters and make recommendations on how Kentucky can accelerate trade and attract investment from abroad. You will also have an opportunity to hear from Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (invited) as he returns to the stage at our Awards Luncheon while our Luncheon Keynote "Kentucky Aerospace - Launch Pad for Workforce Development" - Philippe Garnier, CEO & General Manager of Safran Landing Systems (formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty USA) will offer commentary on changing face of workforce development in of today's global landscape.

Why Attend?
The Kentucky International Trade Summit draws an international crowd; our attendees represent some of the state's most important and influential corporate leaders, small business owners, trade professionals, educators, political figures, medium sized businesses, innovators and more. The mission of the Kentucky International Trade Summit is to accelerate trade and economic development through innovation and connectivity. We have all industries represented from manufacturing to wholesale and franchise trade, or from the automotive sector to agriculture. If you're looking to make an impact with the best and brightest businesses in the state, look no further.

Summit Schedule

8:00 a.m.



Registration and Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m.



Breakfast Keynote:
"The Changing Face of Global Commerce"

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

9:45 a.m.



Networking break in the Exhibitors/Dignitaries Hall

10:15 a.m.



Co-current: Sessions
Global Executive Forum (invitation only)
  Global Workforce Development 

Summit Round Tables on Trade & Investment

- Considerations for Small Business Exporters
- Global E-Commerce the latest trends
- Preparing for a Merger / Acquisition
- Selling to International Customers
- Globalizing Higher Education: Recruitment and Partnerships Abroad
- Coping with International Standards
- Local Impact of Free Trade Agreements
- Market Entry Models: Operational Footprints Abroad 
- Accessibility of Trade Financing 
- Managing Commerce in a world of multiple currencies
- Global Supply Chains - trends, whats new
- Hot Button Issues in International HR

11:30 a.m. 



Networking break in the Exhibitors/Dignitaries Hall

11:50 a.m



International Trade Awards Luncheon Opens

12:00 p.m.



International Trade Award Luncheon Begins

12:20 p.m.



Welcoming & Opening Comments*  
*Governor Matt Bevin | Mayor Greg Fischer | Mayor Jim Gray (Invited)

12:40 p.m.



Martha Layne Collins Awards for Excellence in International Trade

1:00 p.m.



Luncheon Keynote: "Kentucky Aerospace - Launch Pad for Workforce Development" - Philippe Garnier, CEO & General Manager of Safran Landing Systems Kentucky (formerly Messier-Bugatti-Dowty USA)

2:00 p.m.



Kentucky International Trade Summit 2016 concludes





Click Here to View Our Sponsorship Opportunities


Event Sponsors:
  • UPS - Ohio Valley District
  • LG&E and KU Energy LLC
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Alltech Inc.
  • LBX Company, LLC
  • Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
  • Papa John's International
  • Valvoline International
  • Commerce Lexington Inc.
  • FedEx Services
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
  • Kentucky Distric Export Council Inc.
  • Lectrodryer, LLC
  • Louisville Forward
  • Stites & Harbison
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Sequent
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing Company

The Galt House Hotel
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Special Room Rates starting at $139 per night (single)
Call 1-800-THE-GALT (1-800-843-4258) for reservations and mention - TRADE SUMMIT for select rates available through August 29, 2016.
Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact Information:
Mark Peachey
Standard Registration
(After August 12)
Member - $150
Non-Member - $200
Student - $50
Table of 8 -  $900 Member
Half Table of 4 - $500  Member

Late Admission
(After September 2)

Member - $175
Non-Member - $225
Student - $100
Table of 8 -  $900 Member
Half Table of 4 - $500  Member

Set a Reminder:
Enter your email address below to receive a reminder message.

Upcoming Events

Visionary Partners

Global Partners

New KEI Logo

Lexington Office ∙ 266 East Short Street, Suite 320 ∙ Lexington, KY 40507 ∙ Tel: 859.225.0006 ∙ Fax: 502.574.1585

Copyright 2015 - All Rights Reserved - Micronet