Agenda Summary

9:10amOpening Comments
9:30amResources to Grow Globally
10:45amLocalizing Global Logistics
12:40pmKeynote Speaker
1:30pmLessons Learned – Doing Business Outside of the US
2:45pmInternational Financing Tools
3:45pmOptimizing your Global Supply Chain
4:45pmClosing Remarks
5:00pmNetworking Reception

Grow your business globally with the 2012 Global Logistics Conference.

Port Lansing brings together global logistics, international business and financing experts to empower Michigan companies to grow business globally. At the 2012 Global Logistics Conference you will:

  • Discover how export/import sales can help your business diversify your customer base, provide longer term stability and support higher paying jobs
  • Gain insight from business leaders that have successfully expanded into foreign markets
  • Learn how you can localize global logistics, finance your international efforts and optimize your global supply chain


Going Global for Your Business

Learn valuable insights like: how to use Port Lansing for your international freight shipments, how to finance your international efforts, and what mistakes to avoid while pursuing global opportunities.

  • Reach new customers
  • Extend product life cycles
  • Improve economies of scale
  • Help weather economic cycles

Our 2012 Global Logistics Conference Speakers:

Michael Finney
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator

Paul Brown
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Greg Bousquet
Materials Management Solutions

Brent Case
Port Lansing

Tim Daman
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Larry Finney
Air Lift

Jeff Jorge
Global Development Partners, Inc.

Scott K. Hibbard
Comerica Bank

Chris Holman
Greater Lansing Business Monthly

Dr. Tomas Hult
Michigan State University

Tony Kayyod
Global Ops Now

Kendra Kuo
U.S. Commercial Service

Tom Niazy
Motion Machine Company

John O'Gara
Small Business Administration

Randy Redmer
Redmer Strategic Products

Deanna Richeson
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Robert Selig
Capital Region Airport Authority

Fathy Shetiah
7C Lingo

Kevin Smith
Sandler & Travis

Matt Szukalowski

Laurie Tannous
Russell A. Farrow

Minh Tran
Executive Fan

David Weiner
Canadian Consulate Trade Office