Global Supply Chain Summit for 2014
On May 8, 2014 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will host the Global Supply Chain Summit of 2014. The Summit will look at the global web of interconnected, predictable, and efficient supply chains and how they contribute the competitiveness of global business. The event will highlight cutting edge trends in global supply chain management, and discuss international issues that impact the free flow of goods. With 56% of global trade being intermediate products all business rely on efficiently supply chains and border to remain competitive. The Summit will highlight the issues of importance to businesses and press forward to with solutions for global policy makers.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H. St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20062
Doors Open: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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- Improvements that address cross-border friction smooth the flow of trade and ensure timely delivery of inputs and final products. This enhances the competitiveness of U.S. businesses and unleashes their potential to access foreign markets.
- The Boeing 787 has 17,500 suppliers from around the globe. They bring those products together in a just-in-time deliver environment that makes them more competitive than anyone in the industry. (Every 3 Days)
- This story is not unique, and it is very common in the NAFTA trade relationship. (Car parts 7X).
- 56% of global trade is intermediate products; consequently our manufacturers are dependent on trade moving efficiently through the supply chain to remain competitive.
- The World Economic Forum and the World Bank released a report in January that quantified the benefits of trade facilitation vs. elimination of all tariffs. They concluded the benefits of trade facilitation would be six times more beneficial than eliminating tariffs.
- Under 1% GDP growth from eliminating tariffs and under 6% GDP growth for facilitating trade.
- The reason is because you are eliminating waste.
- Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce (Invited)
- Thomas Winkowski, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Confirmed)
- The Hon. Ron Wyden, Committee on Finance, United States Senate (Invited)
- The Hon. Orrin Hatch, Ranking Member, Committee on Finance, United States Senate (Invited)
- His Excellency Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States (Invited)
- His Excellency Eduardo Medina Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States (Invited)
- Myron Gray, President of U.S. Operations, United Parcel Service, Inc. (Confirmed)
- Douglas Brittin, Secretary General, The International Air Cargo Association (Confirmed)
- Roger Libby, Senior Director, Government Affairs, DHL (Confirmed)
- Dan Bell, Vice President for Regulatory Compliance and Technical Affairs, Marken (Confirmed)
- Norm Schenk, Vice President, Global Customs Policy and Public Affairs, UPS (Confirmed)
- Selina Jackson, World Bank's Special Representative to the UN and WTO (Invited)
- Ted Sherman, Director, Global Trade Services, Target Corporation (Confirmed)
- Christine Turner, Director, Global Supply Chain Security, National Security Staff, The White House (Confirmed)
- Carlos Grau Tanner, Executive Director, Global Express Association (Invited)
- Usman Ahmed, Manager Federal Government Relations, eBay (Invited)
- Dawn Shackleford, Deputy Assistant USTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs Office of the USTR (Invited)
- Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, United States Department of Homeland Security (Confirmed)
- Randy Mullett, VP, Government Relations & Public Affairs, Con-way, Inc. (Confirmed)
- U.S. Chamber Members, Association Sponsor Members, Embassy Employees and Non-Profit Employees - $200 (Now $150)
- Non-U.S. Chamber Members, Political Appointees and Schedule C Employees - $250 (Now $200)
- House, Senate and Executive Branch Career Service Employees - Complimentary
As always, we appreciate your generous support! Enclosed are the available sponsorship levels and benefits. If you are interested in sponsoring Global Supply Chain Summit, please contact Ann Beauchesne (firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-463-3100).
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