The Central Texas International Business Coalition program will include great speakers and global trade updates. Our featured speaker this month includes:
Darren Hutchinson, Vice President, Corporate Sales at World First.
Arun M. Kumar, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the US and Foreign Commercial Services, leads the trade and investment promotion efforts for the US Government. He also serves as the International Trade Administration’s lead official advocating better market access for US exporters. Kumar has extensive global experience in the business world. Prior to his nomination by President Obama, he was a partner and member of the Board of Directors at KPMG, LLP. He led the firm’s West Coast Management Consulting practice serving major global clients while creating thought leadership to advance business practices in finance management. He also founded and led KPMG’s US-India Practice. Previously, Kumar was a founding CEO and CFO of three Silicon Valley technology ventures.
World First is one of the world’s leading international payment companies, helping over 100,000 clients save money on their international exchange. Whether importing or exporting, paying salaries overseas or making supplier payments, exchange rates are critical and can impact your company’s bottom line. World First will offer insights regarding ways to protect your company earnings against economic factors such as Brexit by utilizing their FX solution tailored specifically for the needs of your business.
The International Business Coalition (IBC) strives to develop international business in central Texas, focusing its efforts on:
- Attracting foreign direct investment;
- Encouraging international business relocation to central Texas; and
- Promoting international trade among central Texas businesses.