Middle East & North Africa Consultants Association
  Expand Your Business  
To Free Trade Agreement Countries:

When: September 25, 2015, 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Where: K&L Gates, 70 W Madison St #3100, Chicago, IL

Event Hosted By: 

Event Summary:  
Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, and Oman have established Free Trade Agreements with the United States, generating additional export opportunities by reducing barriers to market entry and creating a more stable, transparent trade environment for U.S. companies.

On September 25th, MENACA is bringing Embassy officials and regional experts together in Chicago for an interactive panel on business opportunities in these four countries. Those who participate will also have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one time with panelists to gain further perspectives on their specific industry and discuss company-specific considerations.

Event Timeline:

Registration, Breakfast and Networking: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Introduction, Overview and Opening Presentations: 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Panel Presentations: 9:00-10:00 a.m.  (4 15-minute presentations)

Moderated Q&A Session with All Participants: 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Closing Thoughts and Remarks: 10:30-10:45 a.m.
Coffee Break: (10:45-11:00 a.m.)

Pre-Scheduled One-on-One Sessions: 11:00-12:30 p.m. 



Introductions and Program Overview
Christopher Bloom, Partner, K&L Gates, Welcoming Remarks

Terrance J. Clooney, K&L Gates, Free Trade Agreement Overview 

Dennis Foldenauer, Economic Development Specialist, US Small Business Administration
Moderator: Laura Lombard, Executive Director of MENACA 
Lucy Emerson, Country Manager, Bahrain Economic Development Board 

Toni Christiansen, Consultant, Former Director of USAID in Jordan (Tentative)

Jean AbiNader, Executive Director, Moroccan - American Trade & Investment Center

Shireen Said, Commercial Attache, Embassy of Oman 

To Register, Click Here

NOTE: After you register, we will contact you directly to arrange one-on-one sessions. 

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