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!
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.
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!
Greetings from Canterbury Cathedral in follow on to evensong on St. Michael Day. The ceremony was highly inspiring both because of a wonderful process as well as an inspired context. I hope that we will be able to conduct next year’s seminar on critical international business issues such as bribery, corruption, honor, and to do so in a Cathedral setting.