Join Facebook and the Global Innovation Forum (GIF) at Impact Hub DC on Thursday, September 14 from 3:00 – 6:00pm for an afternoon of conversation as we examine the forces that are influencing the success of small businesses around the world.
The event will feature the launch of the latest Future of Business Survey – a collaboration between Facebook, the OECD and World Bank – which surveyed SMBs about the importance of international trade and digital technology to their success.
Speakers including His Excellency Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Ambassador of Singapore to the United States; Katie Harbath, Head of Economic Growth Policy Strategy, Facebook; Diego Molano, Senior Advisor on Digital Transformation and former Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia; Rachel Bae, Senior Counsellor, Trade and Agriculture Directorate, OECD; and José Guilherme Reis, Practice Manager on Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank will participate in a discussion moderated by Global Innovation Forum Executive Director Jake Colvin about global trade and the future of small business.
Small business owners including Sven Alwerud, Founder of Jelly Skateboards; John Lott, CFO/COO of SpearmintLOVE; Wendy Gavinski, Founder of Divas SnowGear; and Chris Sonjeow, Co-Founder of Love Book will join in a fireside chat about how they are engaging with customers, partners and suppliers internationally thanks to the internet.
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