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The State of International Trade: Transforming Paradigms


Husch Blackwell is pleased to join Salama International in co-sponsoring the 4th Annual International Trade Conference at Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. The goal of this conference is to promote trade relations between the US and countries abroad. The conference is for entities interested in establishing new business relations, networking with business leaders and political representatives, learning more about business opportunities in various sectors and meeting market entry experts. The conference engages distinguished business leaders, international trade and development experts, and government representatives as speakers and panelists in order to reveal trade and investment opportunities. 

Attorneys from Husch Blackwell will provide the following presentations:

  • Grant Leach, Partner – 2019 Sanctions Update - Venezuela, Iran, Russia and Huawei
  • Steve Brophy, Attorney – 2019 Tariffs and Trade Policy Outlook

Additional Topics

  • Preparing today's global supply chain managers
  • The state of international trade in Nebraska
  • US-Tajikistan trade relations: Cooperation through trade, education and cultural exchange. Short-term and long-term economic initiatives.
  • Global trade in practice panel discussion
  • Agricultural growth opportunities in emerging markets
  • Structural reforms and business climate in Azerbaijan

Bellevue University
Symposium Room
John B. Muller Administrative Services Building 
1000 Galvin Road South, Bellevue, NE

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. – Registration
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Program 
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. – Networking reception

Who Should Attend
Members of the business, government, non-profit, and academic communities with interest in international trade and economic development. The conference will aim at forming synergies among various disciplines, including business, logistics, banking, law, politics, and economics, drawing primarily from practical experience.

Continuing Education Credit
This program is approved for 3.5 hours of CPE credits for CPAs and 2.91 hours of CLE credits for attorneys licensed in Nebraska.

Salama International, Husch Blackwell, Valmont, Lindsay Corporation, Bellevue University, Behlen, Metropolitan Community College, Creighton University School of Law and Simple Bookkeeping Solutions

Questions? Contact Nilufar Salama at 402.637.3385.


Grant D. Leach


Stephen Brophy

Senior Counsel