Agenda: ITDU's June 17, 2008 Conference

“Impact of Economic Shifts on World Trade and New Developments in Trade Data”

An International Trade Data Users Conference

Co-sponsored by the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College

June 17, 2008

Baruch College Newman Conference Center
151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor New, York, NY

The agenda for the recent conference is below. Most of the speaker’s presentations are available by clicking on the titles. If you use any material in the presentations, please be kind enough to credit the presenter as well as our ITDU conference.

8:15 Registration and Coffee

8:45 Opening of Conference

  • Lene Skou, Deputy Director, Weissman Center for International Business, Baruch College
  • Alvis Pauga – Executive Director, ITDU; Scudder Smith, PB Consulting and Chmn. ITDU

9:00 Census Bureau – Foreign Trade Data

Final Rules as published in Federal Register June 2

Exports by NAICS code (significance for users).
Consolidation of Information on Imports, Exports, Balance of Trade. Etc.

  • Outstanding Data Issues

10:00 U.S. Exports by Standard Metropolitan AreaITA Web Site

10:15 ITDU as Advocate for 10+2 Import Data Availability

  • What can the ITDU do to obtain public access to some data fields in the 10+2 proposal? – Bill Shayne, Esq. Shayne Law Group

Copy of Federal Register 10+2 Notice – January 2, 2008

10:30 Introduction of Candidates for ITDU Board of Directors – Refreshment Break

11:00 China Trade Statistics

  • The Need for Quality Trade Information by the Growing Chinese Economy – What is Available and What is Required
    Jennifer Wang, (Sinoimex) Dalian Infobank Co. Ltd., Dalian, China

Presentation Part A
Presentation Part B

11:45 Recommendations for Standardizing Definitions of International Commodity Trade Statistics and Cargo Flows

  • Ronald Jensen, Chief, Capacity Development Section,
    United Nations Statistics Division, NY

12:15 – 1:30 LUNCH – Keynote address: “Economic Disruptions to the Global Economy and Trade”

Joseph Quinlan, Managing Director and Chief Strategist, Bank of America, Global Wealth and Investment Management

1:30 Membership Meeting of the International Trade Data Users, Inc.

Election of new Board of Directors (All are invited to attend. Only current members able to vote.)

2:15 Presentation:The Impact of Trade Shifts on Container Cargo Logistics

Tim O’Connell, Director, Marketing, North America, Maersk Line

3:00 Presentation: The Outlook for the U.S. and Global Economies and Containerized Trade Flows

Michael Andrews, Chief Economist. – PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions

3:45 Regional Impact of Trade – Another Approach to a Port Impact Study

Kevin Burwell, Director, Business Analysis & Strategy, Virginia Port Authority

James R. Bradley, Assoc. Professor, Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary

4:30 Conference Conclusion

4:30 – 6:30 Networking Reception (Sponsored by R.K. Johns & Associates)

Registration fee $125 for members, $150 non-members. (Includes lunch and networking reception.) We invite sponsors for the networking reception and welcome exhibitors. For registration and additional information:, e-mail: [email protected], or call 201.851.1149.

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Note: Program subject to change, depending on availability of speakers.

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