Doing business nationally—even in North America—is no longer the path to industry leadership. Failure to enter emerging markets around the globe puts promising companies at risk to ambitious competition.
Three senior executives of member companies at the Chicagoland Chamber will present their efforts and results to date, as well as future strategies for expanding business in global markets, including:
• navigating foreign regulatory issues
• forming strategic partnerships
• evaluating market potential risks and opportunities of global business
Senior and mid-level business managers are invited to attend this panel event for spirited presentations to hear from and engage with leaders of companies who are making it their business to go global.
Mark Stasell, VP/GM Diversified Operations, Truck Group at Navistar
Mr. Stasell leads the companies' initiatives to expand into BRIC nation economies, developing competencies in learning cultural practices as well as forming key partnerships, to establish the business footprint for manufacturing truck engines. He holds a degree from Purdue.
Mike Zielinski President & CEO, Royal Buying Group
Mike has over thirty-four years experience in the convenience store, petroleum, and automotive industries. He is one of the original founders of Royal Buying Group, Inc. (RBG), a national merchandising and marketing organization representing wholesaler and retailer locations of all brands of convenience stores, petroleum suppliers, college bookstores, and independent pharmacies.
Robert Metz, Senior Vice President, Global Business Operations, Horizon Pharma, Inc, and Chief Compliance Officer
He is responsible for business operations, information technology, project management, administration, as well as the Company’s European operations. Mr. Metz joined Horizon Pharma in 2009 with nearly 20 years of commercial, finance and administration experience in both small and large pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations. He has a bachelor’s degree in management/economics with a minor in political science from Marietta College in Marietta, OH.
Louis Milicich, Counsel, SNR Denton, International Group
He heads SNR Denton’s Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and South-East Europe (SEE) desk. The CEE/SEE region is commonly referred to as "New Europe" because of its renaissance in the post-Cold War era, and it has developed a reputation as Europe’s "internal emerging market." Lower cost manufacturing, recent discoveries of potential energy resources and growing consumer markets have attracted interest.
Registration for this event closes at Noon on June 18, 2012 space eprmitting. Registration requires pre-payment and is non-refundable. No-shows will not receive a refund. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made by June 10, 2012.