NC Global Advantage

“Building on Our Legacy & Planning for Our Future”
A Statewide Virtual Forum
November 13, 2020, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Join business, education, government and community leaders at the NC Global Advantage Forum 2020!

Become part of a collaborative effort to ensure that North Carolina is the most globally engaged state in the U.S.

Keynote Speaker

Liz Schrayer

Liz Schrayer, President & CEO

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)

Liz Schrayer serves as President and CEO of USGLC, a broad based coalition of more than 500 businesses and NGOs, that advocates for strong U.S. global leadership through development and diplomacy.

Featured Speaker

Barbara Stephenson

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson

Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer – UNC Chapel Hill

welcome Speaker

Ralph Baric

Dr. Ralph Baric, PhD

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Panel: Adaptive Leadership in the Global Arena

Dr. Mandy Cohen

Dr. Mandy K. Cohen

Panelist
Secretary, NC Department of Health and Human Services

Tsegga Medhin

Tsegga Medhin

Panelist
Founder, The Pearl Leadership Institute; President, UN Women US NC

Paul Weisenfeld

Paul Weisenfeld

Panelist
Executive Vice President, International Development, RTI International

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Nick Tennyson

Moderator
Former Secretary of NC Department of Transportation, former Mayor of Durham

Case Study: Global Business in North Carolina

Quality of life is, to a great extent, defined by economic opportunities. To prosper in the global market place, we must make a concerted effort both inside and outside of North Carolina to optimize global economic development.

Chales Vaillant

Charles Vaillant

Panelist
CTO/CDO MANN+HUMMEL

Madhu Beriwal

Madhu Beriwal

Panelist
President and CEO, IEM

John Loyack

John Loyack

Moderator
Vice President, Global Business Services, Economic Development Partnership NC

Forum Emcee

David Robinson

David Robinson

Counsel, Nexsen Pruet
and Honorary Consul for Japan in North Carolina

Virtual Happy Hour

Please join us immediately after the Forum for a discussion on one of the following breakout topics:

Adaptive Leadership

Katherine Turner, Moderator

Global Citizen LLC

Global Business in NC

Jennifer Thomas, Moderator

WIT

Post-Election
How do we work together?

Tim Crowley, Moderator

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Thank you

to the NC Global Advantage Forum 2020 Sponsors

Ambassador Sponsor

Chargé d’Affaires Sponsors

UNC TV

Diplomat

Novozymes

Exibitor

Got to be NC
NCSE
Participate Learning
SBTD
YWG