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AIM’s International Business Council (AIM-IBC) helps Massachusetts employers engage in international trade, expand their global business activities, and learn more about best practices. Services include:

  • Seminars and Roundtables: Topics include emerging markets, trade regulations, and strategies for global expansion.
  • Referrals: We connect businesspeople, firms, and the media with international trade experts, agencies, companies and consultants.
  • Global Trade Awards: We recognize excellence in Massachusetts businesses demonstrating leadership in international trade.
  • E-Newsletter: Lists international events, trade missions, seminars, webinars, trade shows, and business resources. Sign up.
  • Invitation-Only Roundtables: We invite AIM members to meet with global political and business leaders.
  • Global Trade Symposium
  • 2018 Global Trade Awardees

Global Business: Tariffs, Treaties & Trends

November 8, 2018 | 7:30 - 10:30 AM
Waltham Woods, Waltham, MA

Click here to Register.

 

The event will feature keynote speaker Robert Z. Lawrence, Professor of International Trade & Investment at the Kennedy School of Government.  A panel discussion on “Global Business: Tariffs, Treaties and Trends” will follow.  

 

For additional information contact Kristen Rupert, Senior VP-AIM External Relations & Executive Director, AIM International Business Council at krupert@aimnet.org or 617-262-1180.

Three Global Trade Award winners will be honored during the AIM Global Trade Symposium & Awards Breakfast on Thursday, November 8 from 7:30-10:30 am at Waltham Woods Conference Center in Waltham, Mass.  The AIM Global Trade Symposium & Awards is sponsored by Massport, Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP) and The Provident Bank.

 

Ambassador’s Award: Bennett and Company, Newburyport, MA

Founded in 1984 by CEO Jacalyn Bennett, Bennett and Company is one of the leading designers and manufacturers for women’s intimate apparel, sleepwear and lingerie worldwide. Offices located in Newburyport are home to all of Bennett & Co.’s design, research and development efforts.  Ms. Bennett owns her manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China, from which completed products are sent around the world on behalf of Bennett’s brand-name retail clients. Bennett & Co.’s 60,000 products and styles are produced with a minimal environmental footprint.  Jacalyn Bennett is a long-time philanthropist in her local community and beyond. 

http://www.bennettcompany.com/index.html

 

Diplomat’s Award: Universal Plastics, Holyoke, MA

Owned and operated by husband and wife team Jay and Pia Kumar, Universal Plastics has grown rapidly in the six years since the couple bought the company. Founded in 1965, Universal Plastics manufactures custom thermoformed plastic parts.  These include covers and housings for large machinery such as aircraft engines, MRI machines and dental equipment; plastic components for airplane seats; tamper-resistant signs for bus stops, and kayaks.  With 300 employees in Massachusetts, five manufacturing facilities in the U.S., and headquarters in Holyoke, Universal Plastics has created over 100 new jobs in the last 6 years, fueled by export growth.

https://www.universalplastics.com/

 

President’s Award: John Hancock, Boston, MA

John Hancock is both a major Massachusetts employer and an ambassador for the Commonwealth globally. Owned by Canadian multinational insurance company Manulife, John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products to individuals and corporations.  Equally important, as the lead sponsor of the Boston Marathon, John Hancock plays a major role in bringing global elite athletes and the world’s attention to Massachusetts each April.  Nearly ¼ of the Marathon runners—approximately 7000—hail from close to 100 countries outside the U.S.

https://www.johnhancock.com

 

Global Innovation Award: Nutonomy/Aptiv, Boston

 
AIM Expert
Kristen Rupert
Executive Director
krupert@aimnet.org
Global Trade Symposium & Awards Breakfast
Thu., Nov 8, 2018
Waltham Woods, Waltham
Click here to Register.
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AIM's International Business Council [AIBC] helps Massachusetts employers engage in international trade and expand their global business activities.
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