Visit From Dr. Michaela Weber and Mr. John Diamond at the Seminar

Students heard from Mr. John Diamond, the Senior Communications Officer of the World Bank, and Dr. Michaela Weber, the Private Sector Specialist of the Bank. Mr. Diamond covered the mission and approaches of the World Bank, while Dr. Weber explained how to enhance small firm growth. Both provided an in-depth analysis of improving long term economic conditions in the world. What a great pleasure to have them visit!

All photos in Fall 2018 seminar credit by Bayley Wivell

 

Prime Minister Geir Haarde: A high level visit from Iceland

It was a great honor to have  Prime Minister of Iceland Geir  Haarde come to my seminar on Trade Insiders. PM Haarde was confronted with managing the deep recession in Iceland  of 2008. His presentation addressed the special links of macro and micro forces which had to be managed in order to restore trust in government and the economy. A true insight of national impact in a multilateral world!

Visit From Mr. Jozsef Szamosfalvi at the Seminar

Seminar participants had the opportunity to hear from Mr. Jozsef Szamosfalvi, a professional specialized in emerging market structured finance underwriting and risk mitigation. The focus was on infrastructure, financial and energy sector projects.  Mr. Jozsef Szamosfalvi is managing director of Interlink Capital Strategies. He highlighted the role of the private sector in trade finance, and directly addressed employment opportunities. Georgetown graduates have left a strong track record.  A new option to become a true insider!

Visit From Mr.Barry Rhoads

It was a great pleasure to have Mr. Barry Rhoads, the Chairman of Cassidy & Associates – the largest lobbying firm in Washington — return to my seminar. He gave an overview of US trade and the exposure of importers under the trade policy of the Trump administration. As to be expected – an excellent and in-depth analysis, accompanied by forecasts of the 2018 midterm elections.

Visit From Ms. Lawless and Ms. Laurence Battaille

It was a great pleasure to have Martha Lawless (left side), chief of the Services Industry Research Division at the U.S. International Trade Commission, return to my seminar.   Ms. Lawless focused on the latest global regulatory and policy measures in digital trade. She particularly highlighted the rapid emergence of digitally enabled services and manufacturing.

We had a surprise visit from Ms.Laurence Battaille, the Managing Partner of IPAC in Brussels. She shared her work in managing public relations for global firms and explained her firm’s growth in global consulting!