• Thursday, February 15, 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 400 E Orchard Street, Itasca, IL 60143


  • Consider joining ITCC today to take advantage of discounted ticket pricing and additional benefits.

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In the ever-evolving landscape of international trade, navigating uncertainties is both an art and a science. Our summit promises an immersive exploration into the intricacies of Global Trade Leadership, addressing both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


  • Keynote Speaker: Prepare to be inspired by our distinguished keynote speaker, Dane Chamorro, a renowned expert in global trade dynamics.
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions: Dive deep into crucial aspects of importing/exporting, energy, and business, with interactive breakout sessions tailored to your interests.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals and industry leaders during breakfast, lunch, and a captivating cocktail hour.
  • Receive NCBFAA Credit: Attendees can receive continuing education credit from the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc. This program is approved by NEI (NCBFAA Educational Institute) for 4 CCS continuing education credits! If you would like to obtain credit, simply register for the event and reply to your registration email indicating your wish to receive credit.  

    This summit is more than an event; it's an opportunity to be at the forefront of global trade discussions, surrounded by professionals who share your passion for innovation and growth. 


    8:30 - 9:30:  Networking Breakfast 

    9:30 - 10:30:  Opening Keynote Presentation featuring Dane Chamorro 

    10:45 - 11:45:  Breakout Session 1
    (Attendees will choose one of the following sessions) 

    12:00 – 1:00:  Networking Lunch with Weronika Ceremuga

    1:00 - 2:00: Breakout Session 2
    (Attendees will choose one of the following sessions) 

    • Import/Export: Shipping Disruptions with Ngosong Fonkem 
    • Energy: Global Energy: Current Market Overview and the Future of Renewables with Dan Checki 

    2:15 – 3:15:  Closing Remarks will be presented collectively by Dane Chamorro (Keynote Speaker), Steve Kase (ITCC VP), Ross Lund (ITCC Event Chair), Ron Given (ITCC Secretary) and Fabrice Bonvoisin (ITCC President). The group will recap discussions that occurred during breakout sessions, as well as key points made throughout the day. 

    3:30 - 4:30:  Networking Cocktail Hour


    Members: $125 | Non-members $175 | Students $75 
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    Keynote Speaker: 

    Dane Chamorro is a Partner at Control Risks and head of the Global Risk Analysis and Business Intelligence practice in the Americas. Specializing in the politics and economic development of China, political/regulatory risk and due diligence, Dane regularly advises strategic investors and private equity firms on political and partner risks, corporate governance and high-profile business disputes globally.

    A former US diplomat with over 30 years’ professional experience in the Asia Pacific region, Dane previously served as the Markets and Partnerships lead for Control Risks in Asia Pacific, as well as Managing Partner for the Southeast Asia business. Prior to this he acted as Director of Global Risk Analysis for the Asia Pacific region and Managing Director of the company’s North Asia business, encompassing Greater China, Korea and Mongolia. 

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    Join us and let's navigate the future of global trade together!

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