Massachusetts Export Center


13th Annual Export Expo

Did you miss the live Expo on January 27, 2023? Experience it now by registering below! 


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Join us for the Export Expo – the state’s largest and most important export event of the year that brings together resources, training and information for the local exporting community! 

The Massachusetts Export Center’s Export Expo provides a forum for exporters to connect with the wide range of export resources available in Massachusetts while learning about issues that impact their day-to-day operations. 

This year’s Export Expo will again be a virtual event that will include an exhibit area featuring government, non-profit and private sector service providers serving the export community. The Export Expo will also feature a lineup of workshops, panel discussions and special addresses on a wide variety of export-related topics.

  This year’s Export Expo will focus on important developments in our international trade environment, including the continued impact of global threats, policy and regulation on global trade operations. Critical issues such as fundamental changes in the drivers behind export control policy, recent export control and enforcement policy actions, shifts in use of list-based sanctions, outbound and inbound foreign investment screening initiatives, impacts of policies involving China and Russia and more will be addressed, with a focus on helping companies to navigate a dynamic and increasingly complex global trade environment.  




  Special Keynote Guest
Thea Kendler 
Thea D. Rozman Kendler
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration

Assistant Secretary Kendler will provide an update on the latest U.S. export regulatory developments, including new controls targeting China's technology production capabilities, expansion of list-based and end use restrictions, and the strategic evolution of export control policy under the Biden Administration.

  Pre-Expo Opening Speaker
Kevin Wolf
Kevin J. Wolf
Partner Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration 

Mr. Wolf will kick off our pre-Expo workshops on January 26 with a 2022 Export Control Year-in-Review, discussing major export control developments and trends over the past year. Join us to hear directly from one of the leading authorities on U.S. export controls while also having the opportunity to ask questions impacting your company's global trade compliance operations.  

  Hot Topics in Global Trade Panel
Hear from leading experts on a number of top-of-mind issues impacting global trade policy, including export controls, economic sanctions, trade and tariff policy, the U.S.-China trade relationship, multilateral initiatives, and more.   
William Reinsch 
William Reinsch [bio]
Senior Advisor & Scholl Chair in International Business Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security
Ronald Baumgarten 
Ronald Baumgarten
Of Counsel Baker & Hostetler LLP
Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Southeast Asia & Pacific
Rory Murphy 
Rory Murphy

Vice President, Government Affairs U.S. China Business Council
Doug Palmer 
and special guest moderator
Doug Palmer
Senior Trade Reporter POLITICO
  CEO Panel: Navigating a Transitioning Global Environment
Join us to hear directly from CEOs of leading local companies engaged in international trade to discuss their successes, challenges and tips for operating in the current global environment, including breaking into new international markets, global supply chain disruptions, the effects of escalating global trade barriers, and more!
Claire Ehmann 
Claire Ehmann [bio]
Deputy Associate Administrator for International Trade
U.S. Small Business Administration 
Svetlana Aptekman 
Svetlana Aptekman
CEO Hi-Gear Products, Inc.
Bruce Bishop 
Bruce Bishop
President & CEO CrossTek Membrane Technology LLC  
James White 
James White
CEO KBMO Diagnostics  
Don Seiffert 
and special guest moderator 
Don Seiffert
Managing Editor Boston Business Journal




The Export Expo will feature influential guest speakers and opportunities to connect with experts to answer your specific export questions. We hope that you will join us for the same timely and important international trade content in a convenient and safe virtual format! Our virtual platform will provide opportunities for networking and allow participants to view all of the conference’s content, so you won’t miss a thing! 

Date: Friday, January 27, 2023
          (with pre-Expo workshops on January 26)
 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual
Cost: No charge
Contact: Massachusetts Export Center at 617-973-6610

Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

Massachusetts Export CenterMSBDCboomerang carnetsFoley HoagOceanairBakerHostetlerDHLSteel RootUnitrans Worldwide Akin GumpU.S. Department of CommerceAssociated Industries of Massachusetts

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