For 27 years, the Annual International Business Forum and Networking Night has been been co-organized by FACCNE and the Global Business Alliance of New England and attended by the international business community. In 2021, the panel discussion will be moving virtual. Stay tuned for the announcement of speakers who will be discussing what trade and economic developments businesses and corporations are expecting for the next presidential term.
The topic for 2021 will be around what the next four years will bring in terms of trade and economic outlook to the international business community and will touch on topics such as tariffs, sanctions, Brexit, trade agreements (or the lack thereof) and of course the pandemic impact.
We are honored to have John Barros
, Chief of Economic Development for the City of Boston, as our special guest speaker.
John F. Barros has served as Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Chief of Economic Development since 2014, and brings with him a passion for sustainable community development while fostering economic inclusion and equity for all Bostonians. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Barros served 13 years as Executive Director of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI), the largest urban community land trust in the country.
He successfully led neighborhood revitalization efforts, focusing on community wealth creation, and producing permanent affordable housing. Mr. Barros has also held positions at the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, providing insurance for initial public offerings for dot-com startups, including Priceline.com. Read John’s full bio here
GLOBAL ECONOMIC UPDATE: giving an overview of what has been happening over the past year and the expected way forward.
The panel will consist of business people who are well versed in some of the international trade issues currently facing companies and some of the expectations under the new administration.
- David Day, Chairman, Global Risk Management Foundation – China, Asia, Pacific issues
- Becca Gould, Senior Vice President, American Tower Corporation – India and Africa
- Nate LaMar, International Capture Manager, AM General – US/EU and US/UK
- Ernesto Pinal, Director of Business Development, DQM Software – Mexico/Canada/ South America
- Shawn Levsen, International Sales Manager, UPS. President of the National District Export Councils.
FACCNE is a proud member of GBANE, the Global Business Alliance of New England,
whose mission is to facilitate regular interaction between international organizations in New England that promote business, trade relations and understanding with countries worldwide.