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2017


AGENDA

8:30–9:30am REGISTRATION & NETWORKING Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking 9:30–9:35am OPENING REMARKS  Dr. Morgan Koerner

Chair, German and Russian Studies

Associate Professor of German

The College of Charleston

9:35–9:45am WELCOMING REMARKS The Honorable Glenn McConnell President, The College of Charleston, Representative, Charleston Regional Development Alliance 9:45–10:05am FEATURED SPEAKER Steven Jast, President, ROI Research on Investment

The State of Foreign Investment in the Carolinas: Challenges and Opportunities 10:05–10:20am

COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK

10:20 –11:20am PANEL DISCUSSION

sponsored by bank of america merrill lynch

Banking for International Companies Located in the Carolinas: Challenges and Opportunities

moderator:

Representative, J.P. Morgan

panelists:

Beth Wolfe, CFO, Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens Corporation Mike Bryant, CFO, Weylchem US Inc. (Invited) Christian Klann, CFO, Mercedes Benz Vans, LLC (Invited) 11:20am–1:00pm

LUNCH: KEYNOTE ADDRESS & AWARDS CEREMONY

Representative, Volvo Cars (to be invited)

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: 1st South Carolina Gateway Award Presented by the South Carolina Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. Mr. Vincenc Pearson Director, South Carolina Chapter GACC South & Corporate Counsel, DAA Draexlmaier Automotive of America LLC

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1:00–2:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION

sponsored by tbd

Preparing and Recruiting Management for Global Business in the Carolinas

moderator:

Dr. Morgan Koerner, Chair, German and Russian Studies, The College of Charleston

panelists:

TBD 2:00–2:15pm COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK 2:15–2:45pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION International Investment in the Carolinas: Perspectives from North Carolina Anthony M. Copeland Secretary of Commerce North Carolina Department of Commerce 2:45–3:15pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION State of Chinese Investment in the Carolinas Mr. Wally Wang Senior Project Manager, Chinese Investment, South Carolina Department of Commerce 3:15–3:30pm COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK 3:30–4:00pm SPECIAL PRESENTATION The Trump Administration: The US Paradigm Shift and Impacts on the Transatlantic Business Partnership in the Carolinas Jackson Janes Ph.D President, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies Johns Hopkins University 4:00–5:00pm PANEL DISCUSSION State of International Automotive Investment in the Carolinas: Where do we go from here?

moderator:

Mrs. Catherine Hayes, Executive Director, South Carolina Automotive Council

panelists:

Representative, Magna International Inc. (invited) Representative, GITI Tire (invited) Representative, Magneti Marelli (invited) 5:00–5:15pm CLOSING REMARKS AND EXTENDED NETWORKING SESSION 3

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