21st Annual Trade Banquet & Expo

The Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) and International Business Council (IBC) came together to produce an exceptional event at the hands of it’s leaders Matt Hurlbutt (GRE) and  Leah George (IBC).   The attendees included Rochester international business power houses like Harris Corporation, Gleason, RIT, Xerox, Carestream and many others. Over 150 people representing the international business community networked with each other and several exhibitors in the Expo while enjoying an exceptional hors d’oeuvres.

The banquet portion of the evening was well planned and started with the presentation of the 2012 IBC Scholarship.  The 2011 winner gave a memorable account of how the scholarship impacted his life and influenced his appreciation of international culture and business.

Marilynne Locke, of Harris RF Communications, was the keynote speaker.  Her knowledge and expertise of the international business market  is truly an asset for both Harris and the IBC.   She gave a “real world” account of how international business deals are developed, maintained and closed.  Her insight into the risks and pitfalls was undoubtedly beneficial to many of the audience members as they attempt to navigate and/or enter the international marketplace.

SPEED Global Services would like to congratulate the winner of the  2012 International Service Provider of the Year Award – FreedMaxick CPA’s and the 2012 Exporter of the Year – Harris Corporation.

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