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North Carolina
​Foreign Trade Promotion Council​

Cape Fear Community College Union Station

502 North Front Street

Wilmington, NC 28401



The NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC) is proud to announce this   year’s conference on Global Trade: Enhancing Trade Investment Opportunities.  This event will continue the renewed excitement and success of the coordinated and cooperative effort between State, Federal and Private sector organizations to combine efforts to “Grow NC Businesses Globally”.

This year’s event has a lineup of outstanding speakers and company sponsors that are encouraged to expand the base of global trade in NC.  The recent efforts of the FTPC in coordination with the State government  and the NCDOT has been successful in enhancing the Foreign Trade Zone status a new Alternate Site Framework (ASF) structure covering 24 NC counties.  Discussions, training and advisers are available to help your company utilize these resources and connect with organizations that can   deliver results for global growth.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm — We will host a guided “Port to Port Tour”
from the NC State Ports in Wilmington to the Wilmington International
Airport (tours are optional, registration is required)

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm — We will host a guided Tour of Historic Wilmington
(tours are optional, registration is required)

6:00 pm — Join us for a Reception on the CFCC Union Station Balcony

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:30 am – 9:15 am — Registration

Panels will start at 9:15 am on the following topics and a Luncheon will be held featuring our

Keynote Speaker Margaret Rosenfeld, Honorary German Consul of Eastern North Carolina.

Foreign Trade Zone Education

  • Rudy Lupton, NCDOT, Director of Logistics
  • V. Lori Fuller, NCDOT, Deputy General Counsel for Logistics and FTZ 214 SENC Administrator
  • Katie Carney, Livingston International, Director International and Customs Compliance
  • Dwight Hendrickson, Caterpillar
  • Lori Fuller, Cummins Inc., FTZ Specialist

Federal Resources for International Business

  • Catherine Werner, US Department of Commerce, SelectUSA, Commercial Officer
  • Lynn Douthett, US Small Business Administration, District Director
  • Owen George, Small Business & Technology Development Center, International Business Development Counselor
  • Wayne Boyles, The Boyles Company, Inc., President

State and Public-Private Partnership Resources for International Business

  • Richard Lindenmuth, Economic Development Partnership of NC, CEO
  • Paul Cozza, NCSPA, Chief Executive Officer
  • John Hammond, NCDA&CS International Trade Office, International Trade Specialist
  • John Chaffey, NC East Alliance, CEO

International Marketing and Investment

  • Charles S. Baldwin, IV, Brooks Pierce, Partner
  • Tom Justice, ZENE, LLC, President and Proprietor
  • Kevin Heidenreich, Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT) and German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern US
  • Scott Szwast, UPS, Director of South Atlantic Marketing
  • Domenick Gambardella, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Partner
  • Edward Brittenham, AIG
  • Martyn Johnson, British-American Business Council



CATLIN Engineers and Scientists

NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council


North Carolina State Ports Authority


Duke Energy


NC World Trade Association, Cape Fear Chapter


Wilmington International Airport


Brooks Pierce

NewBridge Bank

Cape Fear Community College

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce



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The Couture Fashion Show

On October 9th, 2014, Houston Fashion Week® and Texas Model Management will bring ‘THE COUTURE FASHION SHOW’ at the JW Marriott Hotel Galleria in Houston, Texas from 7 to 10 pm.  A black tie event, the Couture Fashion Show, is a highly anticipated luxurious fashion event with a VIP experience.  Fashion designers include Robert Benson from Austin, Andrew Dayton, TeKay Designs by Kimma Wreh and designer selections from H. Harloquin Boutique. Additionally, there will be a special presentation: ‘Fashion For a Good Cause’ and guests will have access to bid at the silent auction consisting of high-end products benefiting the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston, a non-profit organization.

The proceeds from the auction will support ongoing programs through the National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston, designed to empower those in our community affected by paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury or disease.  These programs are part of a larger vision to build ‘The Triumph Center’:  the nation’s first, fully comprehensive, SCI-focused health and community center.  The Triumph Center will serve as ‘the hub’ for spinal cord injury and disease education, fitness, research, community recreation and support. The National Spinal Cord Injury Association Houston has served the Houston Spinal Cord Community well through education, outreach, community integration, and advocacy. 

Guest celebrities will include Miss Houston 2014 – Ligia De Uriarte, Miss Houston Teen – Kirby Lindley, Miss. Oklahoma – Alex Eppler, and Miss Texas Teen – Taylor Drennan.  The hosts of this group are representatives of this noble organization and include:  Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2014 Runner Up – Meena Dhanjal Outlaw, Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2014 Ambassador – Deborah Carpenter and Whitney Montgomery – Mrs. Texas International. 

Texas designers presented and introduced a preview of their 2015 collections in New York during the ‘New Wave evolves to couture tour’.  This was shown during New York Fashion Week in September 2014 under leadership of Director/Producer Victor Quinteros Marquina who has succeeded in taking Texas to a more competitive level in the fashion world.  The full collections will be available during Houston Fashion Week® in October 2014. 



SOURCE:  Yoshi’s

Oct 10-Oct 12, 2014

Bass Legend with new album UP (Release date: September 30, 2014 – Mack Avenue Records)

Friday-Sunday, Oct 10-12

Friday, Oct 10

  • 8pm GA $30, Premier Seating + Meet & Greet $55
  • 10pm GA $22

Saturday, Oct 11

  • 8pm GA $35, Premier Seating + Meet & Greet $55
  • 10pm GA $35

Sunday, Oct 12

  • 7pm GA $30, Premier Seating + Meet & Greet $55
  • 9pm GA $22

Doors open 2 hours before showtime for the first show. Arrive early to choose your seat.

Gift cards accepted for the Fri 10pm, Sat 10pm & Sun 9pm shows

PREMIER SEATING + MEET and GREET tickets: Yoshi’s will provide premier seating for the performance. The Meet and Greet (approx. 20 mins) will be one hour before the performance and will take place in the club.



Indiana Department of Administration

SOURCE:  Development & Compliance, Division of Supplier Diversity


Strategic Trade Compliance Symposium

SOURCE:  U.S. Government / BIS

For those that have requested a more in-depth export compliance course offering, this is it. This inaugural Strategic Trade Compliance Symposium is a two day program dedicated to bringing the business community up-to-speed on the latest initiatives underway in export compliance from a wide variety of U.S. Government experts, including the latest developments in the Export Control3-monuments-of-dc_crop Reform initiative.

During the two-day program, you will learn first-hand from senior U.S. Government officials about the elements of an effective export compliance program as well as the current issues and trends in export control policies, regulations, enforcement, legal and practices. Both days will include networking opportunities, offering you the chance to mingle and discuss issues of concern with BIS presenters, other federal agencies, and fellow participants.

The instructors are experienced export compliance specialists from BIS’ Washington, D.C. headquarters. In addition, representatives from the Bureau of the Census, Department of Treasury Foreign Assets Control Office, Office of Export Enforcement, Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection have been invited to present.
For additional information on this and other BIS seminar offerings, please visit the agency’s website at:


November 5-6, 2014

Location:  Hotel Monaco

700 F Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20004

Cost: $405



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