Course - The 40th Semi-annual SCRC Conference
“Tariffs and Trade Wars: The New Normal for Supply Chains”
The SCRC will be hosting it’s Semi-annual Conference (formerly Semi-annual Partners Meeting) on December 5th, 2019 at the Duke Energy Hall in the James B. Hunt Library on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
Join supply chain professionals from over 20 different companies for this day-long event as we discuss tariffs, trade wars, and navigating global trade.
Please see below for a complete overview of the day’s events, including a list of guest speakers and presentation topics.
Experts Panel Discussion:
“How Can Organizations Deal with Tariffs and Trade?”
[moderator] Rob Handfield, SCRC Executive Director
Andrew Partis, Director, Logistics Procurement & Strategy Pharma Services, Patheon
William Heckenkamp, Manager, Materials Management, Cheniere Energy, Inc
Lisa Mcauley, CEO, Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)
Paul Branch, COO, The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM)
To view the full agenda please click HERE.
Our goal is to bring people together to:
- build professional capabilities in trade
- elevate the profile of trade
- advocate the benefits and opportunities of trade
- facilitate networking
- improve the performance and success of companies in global trade
- boost the efficiency of trade processes.
Featured GTPA Member
Ziyaad Ebrahim, GTP
Ziyaad has close to fifteen years of experience in international trade and development.He joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) after serving 12 years in various positions within the Government of Seychelles, where he comes from.
During his time in the Government of Seychelles, he was directly involved in trade, investment and general economic policy formulation and implementation.He also has experience on WTO accession and was involved in FTA negotiations with the European Union and within the Eastern and Southern African region. He has also worked with international organisations such as the IMF, World Bank and the African Development Bank on Structural Adjustment Programmes, private sector and MSME development initiatives including gender empowerment projects.
In his current role with the WTO, he coordinates the work of the WTO LDC Group in the ongoing trade negotiations.He also monitors and assists LDC participation in specific areas of the negotiations which include Special and Differential Treatment (S&DT), fisheries subsidies, trade facilitation and LDC accession negotiations.
He is fluent in English and has working knowledge of French.
Ziyaad was one of the first people globally to be certified as a Global Trade Professional in the area of Trade Management.