World Trade Week West Michigan

West Michigan World Trade Week 2015

Latin America: Emerging Trends Business Conference 


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

11:30a- Noon Registration & Networking


Luncheon Keynote:

Emerging Trends

Ambassador Richard Holwill, Alticor, Inc.

Vice President of Public Policy


Luncheon Keynote:

Protecting Your Business Interests While Traveling

in Latin America

Thys DeBruyn, ADVANCE Resources & Consulting, President

1:50p-2:10p Networking Break



Breakout Sessions 

(Breakout tracks will be repeated to allow attendees to participate in two of the three sessions.)

Breakout Session


Doing Business in Brazil

Moderator: Val Kozikowski, Managing Director, PRA Global


ADAC, Murphy Callahan, Executive Director Global Sales General Motors and FCA

Morbark, Inc., John Foote, VP Sales & Marketing

The Complete Companies, Bob Light, Chief Financial Officer

Breakout Session 


Beyond NAFTA, Opportunities in the Mexican Marketplace

Moderator: Sonja Johnson, Van Andel Global Trade Center


Comerica, Josef Koberl, Senior Vice President Mexico

Firstronic, LLC- John Sammut, President & CEO

Plante Moran, Scott Sneckenberger, CPA, Consulting Partner

Breakout Session 


Emerging Markets, Trade Parners: Chile, Colombia, Peru

Moderator: Gayle Jacobs, Partner, IRC


Herman Miller, Daniel J. King, Vice President Latin America & Caribbean

HexArmorJon Lime, Director of International Sales

Intertape Polymer Group, Roy Van Essendelft, Vice President, International Tape Sales

Miller Canfield,  Josè P. Ceppi, Of Council

3:10-3:30p Networking Break

Closing Session:

Consulate of Mexico-Detroit, Consul Juan Manuel Solana Morales


Networking Reception

Featuring Remarks From:

Christine Henisee, CEO, Ranir, LLC

Kendra Kuo, 2015 WTW Chair
















Please Note registration fee includes: lunch, reference materials as well as admittance to the V.I.P Networking reception immediately following


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