Agenda

1:00
Registration and Networking
2:00
Welcome
Wayne Holden, RTI International
Ken Eudy, Office of NC Governor Roy Cooper
John Hardin, North Carolina Department of Commerce

Setting the Stage: NC Coalition for Global Competitiveness
Jim Fain, Chair, N.C. Coalition for Global Competitiveness

2:25
Keynote Address
“50 Years of NC’s Global Engagement and Leadership” — The Honorable James B. Hunt, Jr.
3:00
Panel: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP in NC
Chris Chung, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (moderator); and representatives of regional global initiatives -Tom Robinson, ERD Ltd., Inc.; Patrick Rodriguez, U.S. Small Business Administration; and Norris Tolson, Carolinas Gateway Partnership
3:30
Case Study I AW North Carolina, Inc and Morinaga America Foods, Inc
John Atkins Ill, O’Brien/Atkins Associates (moderator); Toshiaki Fukunaga, Morinaga America Foods, Inc; Steve Turpin, AW North Carolina, Inc.
3:50
Case Study II Novozymes and Novo Nordisk
Ambassador Jim Cain, Law Firm of Kilpatrick Townsend (moderator); Brian Brazeau, Novozymes Americas; and Morten Nielsen, Novo Nordisk
4:10
Panel: DEVELOPING GLOBAL TALENT in NC
Jean Davis, MCNC (moderator); and representatives of global workforce development – Tim Gabel, RTI International; LaTanya Pattillo, Office of NC Governor Roy Cooper
4:40
Next Steps and Call to Action
NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
5:00
Closing Remarks
Jim Fain, Chair, N.C. Coalition for Global Competitiveness

A reception to follow from 5:00 – 6:00 PM