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USFIA Fashion Forward Seminar
Columbus, OH
April 5, 2017

Jenny Roman, Solutions Manager

Risk Management: Battling Black Swans, Wednesday, April 5, 11:25 AM - 11:45 AM


Black swan events, the unforeseeable situations that lead to disruption, are all too common in global trade. They also draw attention to how critical supply chains are to sustaining business success. 

Given the ever-increasing reliance on suppliers across the globe to your supply chain, suppliers have their own web of sub-suppliers and contractors too, which makes the chain longer. Managing these suppliers with their complex network becomes an uphill task for the organization. However, with the proper tools and processes, organizations can develop a resilience to respond to and mitigate the damaging effects of a black swan. 

We will discuss how to implement a holistic and integrated supplier governance solution that will help you realign your existing supplier relationships, and build a new, more effective paradigm of supplier performance to avoid disruption.







Rider University Supply Chain Symposium
Lawrenceville, NJ
April 7, 2017

Suzanne Richer, Director of Trade Advisory Practice

"Think Like a Futurist" - Managing Emerging SC Trends, Friday, April 7 from 2:40 to 3:25 PM


Predicting the future is impossible, but planning for unexpected customs and supply chain  issues is not. Today's market requires trade compliance professionals to adapt quickly to the growing risk in global transactions.

This case study will discuss how to prepare for the challenges facing trade compliance specialists in 2017 and beyond.   Emerging trends in supply chain disruptions all impact  global customs and trade management programs.  This program will provide practical solutions for optimizing  your trade compliance team in a time of uncertainty, and increasingly complex regulations.

Suzanne Richer, Director of Amber Road's Global Trade Academy, will explore how to manage and reduce risk in global transactions. Key topics will include:

  • What's fast? What's free? What's safe?
  • Supply Chain disruptions – managing emerging trends
  • Impact of big data and how customs is using it
  • Who's getting audited and why?
  • Key steps required to protect your firm in managing and reducing trade compliance risk

Join us to learn how to prepare for the upcoming challenges facing global supply chains!







Marcus Evans International Trade Compliance Conference
Chicago, IL
May 2, 2017 to May 4, 2017

Arne Mielken, Senior Trade Specialist

Examining Future International Trade Hurdles Resulting from Brexit, Wednesday, May 3 at 11:40 AM


Examining Future International Trade Hurdles Resulting from Brexit

  • Absorbing possibilities and considerations in the midst of contingency planning
  • Exploring the UK’s process of negotiating new trade agreements post-Brexit: dealing with non-EU-member countries
  • Considering the UK’s post-Brexit rights and obligations under current WTO (World Trade Organization) Agreements