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Bellevue University to Host Salama International’s 4th Annual International Trade Conference

Lt. Governor, Business, Education Leaders Will Gather to Promote Partnership Opportunities

Leaders from business, government, and non-profit sectorsas well as the education community will gatherat Bellevue University on Thursday, April 11, for Salama International’s 4th Annual International Trade Conference to discuss the current state of international trade and how to transform the paradigms affecting it. The event will be held from 1-6 p.m. in the John B. Muller Administrative Services Building on the Bellevue University campus at 812 Bruin Blvd., Bellevue, Nebraska, 68005.

According to conference organizer Ahmed Salama, the annual conference provides a forum for potential business partners to connect. “This conference brings together those who are interested in establishing new business relations and connecting with market entry experts,” he stated. “It’s the perfect forum for those who have vested interest in international trade and economic development.”

Nebraska Lt. Gov. Mike Foley plans to welcome attendees, who will include Keynote Speaker Randy Wood, President of Agricultural Irrigation at Lindsay Corporation; David Brown, President & CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; Grant Leach, Partner at Husch Blackwell; Ambassador H.E. Elin Suleymanov of Azerbaijan; embassy representatives from Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan; and others. Salama’s past international trade conferences have attracted attendees from across the U.S. and globe, with some participating via technology.

A panel of Bellevue University business professors and Salama company leaders will also present on the topic of education as an international trade product, highlighting the “Global Trade in Practice” course being offered through Bellevue’s College of Continuing and Professional Education. Bellevue University’s international education and global initiatives program is among the largest offered by Nebraska’s private colleges and universities.

The Diamond Sponsors of this year’s conference are Valmont Industries, Lindsay Corporation, and Husch Blackwell.