Welcome Attendees of North Dakota Trade Office's Global Business Connections Conference
Welcome to those attending the North Dakota Trade Office's Global Business Connections 2011 conference in Fargo, North Dakota on March 30 and 31 in Fargo, North Dakota.
Global Business Connections is a two-day event that connects North Dakota businesses with international trade professionals from around the world. The conference includes panel discussions with leading exporters and international business professionals, break-out seminars on export controls and Incoterms 2010, networking events and an industry trade show. The conference also will include the presentation of North Dakota’s most prestigious international business awards by North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple to the following award winners:
2010 North Dakota Exporter of the Year - Healthy Oilseeds, a leading grower, processor and exporter of flax.
2010 Service to North Dakota Exporters Award - Bremer Bank
The keynote speakers at the conference include Gregory Page, Chairman and CEO of Cargill, and Michael Hick, Director of Global Business Initiatives and author of Global Deals: Marketing and Managing Across Cultural Frontiers.
Other speakers at the program included Ed Schafer, who served as U.S. Secretary
of Agriculture and Governor of North Dakota.
North Dakota currently has the nation's lowest unemployment rate and is a leading exporting state. In addition to exporting agriculture products, North Dakota is a leading producer and exporter of machinery and has a thriving aerospace sector.