Gilbert Kaplan

Opening Keynote
Gilbert B. Kaplan, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce

Gilbert Kaplan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 2018 and in his role as Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade he oversees three major units within the International Trade Administration: Global Markets and the Domestic and Foreign Commercial Service, Industry and Analysis, and Enforcement and Compliance. The International Trade Administration works to promote and protect U.S. interests abroad by promoting trade and investment, and ensuring fair trade at home and abroad through the rigorous enforcement of U.S. trade laws and agreements.

Kenneth Moyle

Morning Keynote
Kenneth Moyle, Executive Vice President, Coface North America

Ken is an Executive Vice President at Coface North America, responsible for managing the underwriting of all credit insurance policies issued in North America. Ken manages Coface’s SA risk exposure in North America, and is also responsible for the assessment of key trade sectors in North America. He joined Coface in January 2003 and is a member of Coface’s Group Underwriting Committee. He serves as a director on the boards of the various Coface entities in the US and Canada.

Coface has been supporting the development of international trade for 70 years and offers Export Trade Credit Insurance in approximately 200 countries. By providing assistance in assessing foreign markets and foreign companies to evaluate risk potential, Coface helps companies plan and effectively manage their global business.

Amy Celico

Luncheon Keynote
Amy Celico, Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
“What does the future hold for U.S.-China trade?”

Amy is a Principal of Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), and leads the firm’s China team in Washington, DC. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience on issues in the region, Amy develops and implements tailored strategies for clients to help them build and expand their business. Prior to joining the firm, Amy served as Senior Director for China Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, where she was responsible for developing negotiating positions on issues related to China’s non-financial services sectors and intellectual property rights policies. Previously, she served as Deputy Director of the Office of the Chinese Economic Area at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she monitored China’s compliance with its WTO commitments and developed U.S.-China trade policy to expand market access for U.S. companies in China. She also worked at the U.S. State Department, where she served as an intelligence analyst in the Bureau of Research and Intelligence, and as a Vice Consul for economic affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai.

ASG is the premier global strategic advisory and commercial diplomacy firm, offering perspectives honed at the highest levels of government and business, and insights informed by an unparalleled worldwide network of over 200 experts, including Madeline Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, and Carlos Gutierrez , former U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Jonathan Gold

Breakout Session Keynote Presenter
Jonathan Gold, VP, Supply Chain and Customs Policy, NRF
“Managing a Global Supply Chain”

Jon is Vice President of Supply Chain and Customs Policy at the National Retail Federation. In this role, Jon is a primary spokesperson and is responsible for representing the retail industry before Congress and the administration on supply chain, international trade, product safety and customs related issues impacting the retail industry. While with NRF, he has been a leading advocate of the value of trade and global value chains to the U.S. economy. He currently serves on the Department of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. Prior to joining NRF, Jon served as a policy analyst in the Office of Policy and Planning for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). He joined CBP in May 2006 and was responsible for providing policy guidance on issues surrounding maritime cargo security and trade-related matters.

Alain Marcuse

Breakout Session Keynote Presenter
Alain Marcuse, Director, Risk Advisory Services, RSM US LLP
“Cyber Security and Data Privacy – Are You Protected?”

Alain provides security and privacy consulting to clients in a broad spectrum of domains, including privacy governance, security assessments, risk management, penetration testing, compliance frameworks and strategic advisory services. He serves as national lead for Data Privacy consulting services, supporting client teams with a wide range of compliance program matters for GDPR, CCPA, and other privacy regulations. He has also led large-scale engagements to design and develop the security programs for some of the country’s largest corporations, developing cost-effective security program road maps that demonstrably improve the organization’s maturity. Alain has led major litigation support security engagements following some of the most visible data security breaches, supporting legal counsel with comprehensive assessments leading to dismissal of class and regulatory actions.

Christopher Shaker

Breakout Session Keynote Presenter
Christopher Shaker, 
Partner, Consumer Products Senior Analyst, RSM US LLP
“Global Strategies for Success: A Manufacturer’s Perspective”

Chris is a member of RSM’s national consumer products and retail teams. He has over 15 years of experience providing accounting and auditing services, primarily in the consumer products and retail industries. With a client base focused in the middle market, Chris enjoys his role as both a technical resource and business advisor to his clients. Chris has helped his clients through complex accounting and business issues including business combinations, challenges with international operations, complex equity transactions and complex revenue recognition. He also has experience with mergers and acquisitions and has helped clients with extensive due diligence projects as part of successful buy-side and sell-side transactions. In January 2018, Chris was selected as a senior analyst in RSM’s cutting edge Industry Eminence Program, which positions its senior analysts to understand, forecast and communicate economic, business and technology trends shaping the industries RSM serves. These senior analysts advise clients on conditions impacting middle market leaders.