The International Center aims to promote events in Indiana that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and international relations. Whether you like to engage in international diplomacy, eat Chinese food, dance to Russian music, celebrate a French holiday, or participate in Scottish games, we hope you’ll find a way to celebrate and participate in our global city.
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Indiana-Germany Business Conference
April 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm$75
Colin Renk // Vice President, Indianapolis-Cologne Sister City Partnership Committee
8:35 Welcome Address
Dr. Andreas Götze // Deputy Consul General, German Consulate General – Chicago
8:50 Indiana-Germany Business Overview
Jim Schellinger // Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana
9:05 Trade, Export and Outbound Business Panel
Erik Hunt // International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Craig Carson // Chief Executive Officer, JECO Plastic Products
Dr. Christof Siefarth // Partner, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten
10:10 Foreign Direct Investment and Inbound Business Panel
Tom Clark // President, Index-Traub USA
Deborah Pollack-Milgate // Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Andrea Richter // Vice President of International Engagement, IEDC
11:00 Workforce & Skills Initiatives Panel Discussion
Virginia Rounds // Director, ICATT Apprenticeship Program
Blair Milo // Secretary of Career Connections and Talent, State of Indiana
Sue Smith // Vice President, Ivy Tech Community College
Robert Head // Maintenance Supervisor, Endress + Hauser
11:50 Program Ends