Gov. Patrick to keynote Global Trade Summit

Event aims to help Massachusetts companies expand exports and build international partnerships

Governor Deval Patrick Photo/Matt Bennett, Governor's Office

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will give the keynote address for Global Trade Summit 2011: Expanding Exports and Building International Partnerships, sponsored by  Brandeis International Business School being held on April 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Usdan Student Center.

The summit comes on the heels of the recent Massachusetts Innovation Economy Partnership Mission 2011 to Israel and the United Kingdom where Governor Patrick, Brandeis International Business School Dean Bruce Magid, and a coalition of leading business executives and government officials met with counterparts abroad with the goal of increasing investment, creating jobs and expanding partnerships between Massachusetts and the two countries.

The mission has already resulted in a signed agreement to foster research and development collaboration between Massachusetts and Israeli companies as well as a collaboration and cooperation agreement between the stem cell banks at University of Massachusetts and in the United Kingdom.

The Brandeis Global Trade Summit will highlight specific opportunities for companies seeking expansion in Asia, Germany, the U.K. and South America.  It will also closely examine opportunities for the state’s life sciences, clean energy and information technology sectors, as well as more established industries, to succeed in global markets and foster job creation in Massachusetts.

With an emphasis on helping Massachusetts companies to expand into international markets and boost exports, the summit will provide in-depth discussions on managing global operations; working with foreign investors, partners and suppliers and examining export financing.

“In today’s global economy, it’s critical to establish partnerships and alliances among industry, the public sector, and academia,” said Magid. “Massachusetts is a leader in the innovative industries that are powering global economic growth. This summit will explore strategies for success and build on the foundation established by Governor Patrick’s delegation.”

Jim Taiclet, Chairman and CEO of American Tower, a leading independent owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communication sites, will join Governor Patrick as the business keynote speaker.

Session speakers will include leading government officials, executives from the private sector and experts from industry and academia. 

Comprehensive information about the Summit can be obtained by visiting the website, emailing Trade Summit or calling (781) 736-2178.

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