Date(s) - 05/17/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, Evergreen Conference Rooms
18740 International Boulevard
Seattle, WA 98188
Korea Summit & China –US Trade Showdown Impact on Washington Business
Exploring opportunities, challenges and prospects for peace and prosperity
The soaring rhetoric coming from Korea in recent days raises high expectations of the coming 2018 North Korea–United States (Trump–Kim) summit. Looking at the tough history of negotiating with North Korea, the summit will result in either a historical breakthrough or a breakdown of relations. With this high stake situation in North Korea and talk of a trade war with China accelerating, risk exposure for businesses with East Asian team members, supply chains, and markets is significant. Should the US-China trade tariff situation devolve into full implementation of the proposed tariffs and increasing retaliation the impact on companies who source from or export to Chinese markets would be devastating. If the Trump-Kim summit leads to a breakdown in relations, will the Trump administration return to looking for the right “bloody nose” strike? How would such a strike impact team members and business investments in Korea, China and Japan?
True World Group (TWG) and partners are organizing a special briefing in Seattle to bring attention to the potential impact of China tariffs and sanctions or military action on North Korea.
Leaders in aerospace, seafood, agriculture, timber and other related industries will convene at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seatac for a series of speakers and panels to address the economic impact of security challenges as well as sanctions and tariffs. Experts will also address prospects for peace in uncertain times.
• Briefing from Trump Administration official
• Clarification on the latest sanctions and tariff impositions
• Expert speakers on industry-specific impacts
• Moderated Q&A.
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8:30 AM –9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM –9:15 AM Opening Remarks Robert Bleu, President, True World Group, LLC
9:15 AM –10:10 AM Morning Session 1 and Q&A Key Speaker: Julie Malec, Chief, Enforcement Division, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC, US Treasury)
Sanctions –Risk for Washington Businesses North Korea faces the toughest sanctions ever imposed and they will remain in place until a solution is negotiated. What risks does it create for your Washington Business?
10:15 AM –11:10 AM Morning Session 2 and Q&A Key Speaker: Sourabh Gupta, Resident Senior Fellow, Institute for China-America Studies
Trump-Kim Summit & China Trade Tensions
11:15 AM Break
11:30 AM –12:15 PM Morning Session 3 and Q&A China Tariffs and the impact on Washington Business
• Nor Coquillard, Former CEO of Cargill China and Cargill Japan
• Mike Miller, Chairman of U.S. Wheat Associates, and a member of the National Wheat Improvement Committee, Wheat Farmer (Ritzville, WA)
12:30 PM Lunch
Korea Summit & China Trade Showdown Impact on Washington Business Schedule
1:00 PM –1:30 PM Luncheon Speaker Speaker: Lieutenant General (retired) Dan “Fig” Leaf, US Air Force: Former Deputy Commander of the US Pacific Command (PACOM), the joint command responsible for US military in half the world, encompassing 43 nations. Dan also served as a VP of Strategic Initiatives at Northrup Grumman and was awarded the Oslo Peace Writer’s award for his essay on Peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Topic: Strategic Planning for an Asian confrontation
2:00 PM –3:00 PM Afternoon Session 1 and Q&A Key Speaker: Mr. Stephen Rademaker, Senior of Counsel, Covington and Burling LLP
Sanctions –Safely Navigating New Regulations
Given the political context and recent events related to North Korea, Mr. Rademaker will address specific issues and pending legislation that have potential to impact global businesses with supply chain networks and retail markets in Pan-Asia. Steve’s special insights will be highly illuminating to U.S.-based businesses doing business in Asia.
3:00 PM –4:00 PM Closing Summary Cat Lockman, Director of Organizational Development in Philanthropy; Global campaigns
4:00 PM Coffee & Dessert Networking Reception