Geo-Political Climate and Implications for International Business

Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, 02108, Boston, United States
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The Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) is proud to present its 30th Annual International Business Forum & Networking Evening.

Given the current geopolitical crises, the exponential emergence of new technologies (such as AI), the continued challenges to global supply chains and the acceleration of extreme weather events, how are international businesses coping and planning within these new parameters?


📆 Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2024
🕔 Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
📍 Location: Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108 (directions)
🎫 Registration: $35 for participating association members (+fees) ; General admission: $50 (+fees) ; Students are free with ID.


  • The evening will open with remarks by Dr. Amy Zeng, Dean, Professor Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University whose research expertise lies in the supply chain risk management and tactics. 
  • Our host, Ken Vacovec, Suffolk University Law School Alum, Managing Partner, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer and President of the MA Bar Foundation. 
  • James Reginald Colimon, Deputy Director of Global Affairs & Protocol, Mayor’s Office, City of Boston and Jeevan Ramapriya, Executive Director. MOITI will give some insights. 
  • Jerry Alderman, Chief Executive Officer, Marsh McLennan Agency, NE Region will set the stage for the panel discussion to follow.

During a discussion moderated by Doug Banks, Executive Editor, Boston Business Journal, our expert panelists will give a bird- eye view of the current situation and what companies should prepare for:

  • Geopolitical/ Economic landscape : Shahruz Mohtadi, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Suffolk University.
  • Export/Imports/ Supply Chain: Betty Robson, President, JF Moran
  • Sustainability & Climate: Nick Rancis, Manager Innovation, National Grid Partners
  • Cybersecurity: Mariano Nunez, President, Onapsis
  • Compliance: Paula Murphy, Director, Mass Export Center

The panel discussion  will be followed by a networking reception.


Please see last year's event here.

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The Global Business Alliance of New England (GBANE) is a collaborative effort of more than 20 International business associations & government agencies. The aim is to facilitate regular interaction between these entities to promote business, trade relations and understanding with countries worldwide. More details:

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