Conference Agenda

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Day 2
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Day 3
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07:30 - 09:00 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Registration & Networking
09:00 - 09:30 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:30 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Q&A with Rhode Island Federal Delegation
10:00 - 11:00 South County Room - 3rd Floor
Fostering Investment in a Fragmented World

A discussion on the challenges and opportunities posed by geopolitical tensions and strategies to attract FDI while navigating this fragmented landscape.

  • Navigating the economic climate for sustainable FDI
  • Strategies to enhance resilience and recovery
  • The role of governmental policies in attracting and securing investments
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:45 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Doing Business in the USA

This conference topic will focus on the opportunities and challenges involved in doing business in the USA. Read more….

11:00 - 11:45 South County Room - 3rd Floor
Sustainable Investment: Balancing Economic Growth and Environmental Concerns

Exploring the intersection of FDI and environmental sustainability, discussing strategies for attracting green investment and balancing economic growth with conservation.

  • Integrating sustainability into investment attraction strategies
  • Balancing economic growth with environmental and social responsibilities
  • The impact of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) factors on FDI
11:45 - 13:00
Lunch & Networking
13:00 - 14:00 South County Room - 3rd Floor
Sectoral Spotlight: Emerging Industries & Foreign Direct Investment
  • Identifying and capitalizing on growth in emerging industries
  • Role of technology and innovation in driving FDI
  • Creating a conducive ecosystem for startups and SMEs
13:00 - 14:00 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Digitalization of International Trade: How Digital Infrastructure and Web3 technologies are Changing Economies.

This conference topic will focus on the digitalization of international trade and how digital infrastructure and Web3 technologies are transforming economies around the world. Read more….

14:00 - 15:00 South County Room - 3rd Floor
Investment Attraction in Emerging Markets
  • Overcoming challenges and leveraging opportunities in emerging markets
  • The role of infrastructure and regulatory frameworks
  • Partnership models and collaborative strategies
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:15 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Building strong international Public-Private relationships. Focus: technology, microelectronics or cybersecurity

This conference topic will explore the critical issue of building strong public-private relationships in the technology, microelectronics, or cybersecurity industries. Read more….

15:00 - 16:00 South County Room - 3rd Floor
Digitalization and the Future of Work: Implications for Foreign Direct Investment
  • Adapting to the digital transformation of industries
  • Leveraging technology for investment promotion and facilitation
  • Workforce development and skill enhancement for the digital age
15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 16:30 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Sustainable International Trade: Balancing Profitability and Responsibility

This conference topic will focus on the critical issue of sustainable international trade and how companies can balance profitability and responsibility in their trade and investment activities. Read more….

16:30 - 17:00 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Day 1 Closing Remarks & Announcements
17:30 - 19:00
After-Hours Networking: CIC Providence

After a full day of panel discussions and networking, join the Rhode Island Commerce and International Trade Commission teams a few minutes down the road for a Welcome Reception at CIC Providence. CIC Providence

09:00 - 09:30 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
Welcome Remarks & Overview
09:30 - 10:30 Narragansett Ballroom - Ground Floor
International Market Entry Strategies: Tips and Tools for Successful Expansion

This conference topic will delve into the complexities of international market entry strategies and offer tips and tools for successful expansion into the US market. Read more….

10:00 - 11:00