Livestream Agenda for the Michigan World Trade Week Business Conference

The Next Normal: Growing Sales in 2022

Livestream ONLY Business Conference Agenda

Date: May 4, 2022 | Time: Noon p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Location: Virtual/Livestream


*Indicates sessions that will be available to attend in-person and via live-stream during the conference.

11:30 am - Noon

Registration & Networking

12:00 pm

Welcoming Remarks - 2022 Chair of the Michigan World Trade Week Planning Committee
Allie VanDrielInternational Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service - Grand Rapids
Lunch Begins

12:30 - 12:45 pm

Special Comments from Department of Commerce, Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves &
Welcome Address from World Trade Week Chair, Bryan NyeholtPresident, SoundOff Signal

12:45 - 1:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote Address

*Keynote: Succeeding in Today's Supply Chain Environment
Mark Baxa, President & CEO, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)

1:30 - 1:50 pm

Networking Break

1:50 - 2:35 pm

*Global Supply Chain: 2022 & Beyond 
Panelists: Crystal Feasby (Haworth), Matt Flenar (Gentex), Paul Jarzombek (LR International, Inc.),
Moderator: Sonja Johnson (GVSU's Van Andel Global Trade Center)

2:35 pm - 2:45 pm

Networking Break

2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

*How to Reengage With Customers Post-Pandemic 
Panelists: Gary Brinkmann (Sebright), Bob Lytkowski (B&P Littleford), Mark Becker (Cherry Central)
Moderator: Jennifer Moll (U.S. Commercial Service)

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm

Networking Break

3:40 pm - 4:25 pm

*Top Consumer Trends: The Next Normal Speaker: Brianna Peterson (Euromonitor)

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

VIP Networking Reception
Presentation of E-Award

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