Congressman Erik Paulsen
U.S. House of Representatives
Bruce H. Andrews
Deputy Secretary of Commerce
Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Diane M. Willkens
President & CEO, Development Finance International, Inc.
Principal, Hull & Associates
Four Conference Tracks “Vital” to Developing and Implementing Your International Business Strategy
Health technology specialists from U.S. embassies and consulates around the world will highlight industry opportunities in their respective markets and answer your questions about export potential in the industry.
Health technology specialists from U.S. embassies and consulates in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia will talk about their markets and answer your questions.
International Regulations, Directives, & Standards—Learn about health technology regulations in specific markets, the change of directives in the European Union, and the global harmonization standards that impact your global business.
Connected Health & Finance in the Global Marketplace—Discover the growing opportunities in health IT, telemedicine, and mHealth, as well as resources to help your financial growth.
Additionally, one-on-one consultations will run concurrently, each 20 minutes long, with the Breakout sessions. Please refer to your individual appointment schedule.
Hyperlinked names below link to a PDF of the presentation they presented at our Discover Global Markets event.
FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar (Lobby Level)
Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast
Opening & Welcome
Thomas McGinty, Director, U.S. Field Operations, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Congressman Erik Paulsen, U.S. House of Representatives
Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senate – (Pre-Recorded Video)
Opening Plenary – Markets of Opportunity
Moderator: Americo “Mack” Tadeu, Deputy Director, Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jeanette Bankes, Vice President-Global Clinical Research, Boston Scientific
Tom Foley, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
Chad Peel, Optum VP of Global Population Health Solutions
Diane M. Willkens, President & CEO, Development Finance International, Inc.
Following the plenary and break, choose from four tracks based on your interests. Additionally, one-on-one consultations with our overseas specialists will run concurrently to these sessions (please refer to your individual appointment schedule).
Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*
Canada & Mexico
Paul Hansen, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis
Alicia Herrera, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico
Connie Irrera, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada
Jefferson Oliveira, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Sao Paulo, Brazil
In Vitro Diagnostics
Robert Di Tullio, Owner, Di Tullio Consulting
Protecting Your IPR and Contracts in the Global Marketplace
Steve Dickinson, Shareholder, Fredrickson & Byron, P.A
Jeffrey R. Stone, Shareholder and Patent Attorney, Winthrop & Weinstine
Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations
Colombia & Argentina
Paola Lugari, Commerce Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Bogota, D.C., Colombia
Liliana Paz, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Angela Han, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Guangzhou, China
Robert M. Oberlies, Officer, Fredrickson & Byron, P.A.
Bill Sanders, Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group, LLC
Can the U.S. and EU Find Points of Agreement
Jack Black, Business Development Manager, DLS Electronic Systems, Inc
Bryan O’Byrne, TANC, Export and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
Electronic Records in the Global Marketplace
Moderator: Matthew Hein, Industry & Analysis
Michelle Dougherty, American Health Information Management Association
Cortney Nicolato, CPHIT, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Get Real Health
Luncheon & Keynote Address
Introduction: Sandra Renner, CEO, FasTrack Global Expansion Solutions Inc., and Chair, Minnesota District Export Council
Keynote Address: The Role of Technology in Global Medicine
Bruce H. Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce
Following the lunch and keynote address, choose from four tracks based on your interests. Additionally, one-on-one consultations with our overseas specialists will run concurrently to these sessions (please refer to your individual appointment schedule).
Stephen Anderson, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
Sarah Walbert, Minnesota Trade Office
Miguel Hernandez, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Russia
Christos Linardakis, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC
Trade Agreement Developments: Relevance of Trade Agreements to the Med Tech Industry
Dr. Trevor Gunn, Managing Director, International Relations, Medtronic
Bryan O’ Byrne, TANC, Export & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
Brian Woodward, TANC, Export & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
Interoperability in the Healthcare Ecosystem
Laura Elan, Program Manager and Global Service Line Leader, UL LLC
Refreshment Break & Exhibition
Dean Matlack, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand
Melissa McInnis, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Moderator: Olga Ford, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, Northern Virginia, United States
Amy Hariani, Director and Legal Policy Counsel, U.S.-India Business Council
Sathya Prabha, Commercial Specialist, Hyderabad, India
Abby Pratt, Vice President, Global Strategy & Analysis, AdvaMed
CE Marking: Issues to Consider Before Starting Compliance
John Cadwalader, COO, Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc.
Yvonne Halpaus, Owner, QNET LLC
End of Meeting Day 1
Shaye Mandle, President & CEO, LifeScience Alley
Plenary Session: Global Reimbursements
Stephen Hull, Principal, Hull & Associates
EU, Greece and the Nordic Region
Betty Alexandropoulou, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Athens, Greece
Britt Hestenes, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway
Saudi Arabia & Turkey
Erik Hunt, Deputy Counsellor and Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Ebru Olcay, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey
Mohammed “Shuja” Shujauddin, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
International Operations 101
Theresa Holl, Sales Manager, Radius
Financing Opportunities in the Developing World
David Fulton, Head, USA and Canada, IFC
Heather Lanigan, Country Manager – Middle East, North Africa, Europe & Eurasia, U.S. Trade & Development Agency
Michele Shuey, Principal Investment Officer, IFC
South Korea & Australia
Yoon Shil Chay, Sr. Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Seoul, South Korea
Paul Katzfey, VP of Sales and Marketing, Brownmed
Monique Roos, Commercial Specialist, Sydney, Australia
South Africa, Kenya, & Nigeria
Elizabeth Bachini, Senior Manager, Development Finance International Inc.
Chamberlain Eke, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria
Humphrey Lilech, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya
Felicity Nagel, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Johannesburg, South Africa
Supplements and Cosmetics: Regulations and Claims in the Global Marketplace
Moderator: Marie Geiger, Team Leader, EU Standards & Regulatory Division, Department of Commerce
Andy Baechler, Chairman and CEO, Eniya
Monica Feldman, Global Head of Consumer Health, EuroMonitor
Glenda Williams, Director of International Regulatory Affairs, Personal Care Council
International Financial Strategy
Dennis Griffin, Director, Minnesota Region Office, Export-Import Bank
John Novak, Vice President/Manager International Services, Bremer Bank NA
Carlos Sosa, Regional Trade Finance Manager, Small Business Administration
Introduction: Judy Rising Reinke, Deputy Director General of the U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Keynote Address: Activating your International Markets
Omar Ishrak, Chairman & CEO, Medtronic
1:30 pm–5:00 pm
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