December 3, 2017

Diplomacy for Multinational Businesses

 
A Three-Day Symposium
for Business Executives

March 6-8, 2018
Washington, DC

Summary
The offices of multinational companies around the world and their employees often engage in activities that resemble what diplomats do at embassies and consulates. This symposium is designed to help executives start or expand business in foreign countries, overcome regulation and trade barriers, and build and cultivate relationships abroad. Some of the most respected American diplomats in recent decades will provide an insider’s view of U.S. diplomacy, and how it can help businesses create jobs at home and strengthen the U.S. economy. Participants will hone their skills in negotiation, political and economic analysis, crisis-management, government relations and intercultural communication. They will have opportunities to network and socialize with speakers and fellow attendees.


Day 1

8:00 a.m. Welcome breakfast

9:00 a.m. Global issues and trends affecting American business

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. The inner workings of U.S. diplomacy abroad and its impact at home

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Utilizing the U.S. diplomacy infrastructure to achieve business goals

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Leading and operating an effective overseas office

5:00 p.m. End of session

6:00 p.m. Reception

Day 2

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Persuasion and negotiation: Building and cultivating relationships in other countries

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Trade and investment: How the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service helps American business

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Political and economic risk analysis

3:00 p.m. Coffee break

3:30 p.m. Adjusting to and thriving in foreign cultural environments

5:00 p.m. End of session

6:00 p.m. Reception

Day 3

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Opportunities and challenges in Europe and the Middle East

10:30 a.m. Coffee break

11:00 a.m. Opportunities and challenges in the Asia-Pacific

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Opportunities and challenges in the Americas and Africa

3:00 p.m. Conclusion and presenting of certificates

3:30 p.m. End of symposium


Cost: $2,450

(includes all sessions, six meals, two receptions and taxes)

 

Application Submission

If you are interested in participating in this symposium, please fill out the form below and include your current position and a short bio. All fields are mandatory.