Economic development with a global mindset

Policy workshop presented by the CSG International Committee

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2-5 p.m.

Co-Chair: Pennsylvania Sen. Michael Brubaker
Co-Chair: Minnesota Sen. Julie Rosen
Vice Chair:  Wade Merritt, Vice President, Maine International Trade Center


In today’s knowledge-based global economy, economic development is contingent on innovation that creates jobs and stimulates competition in the global marketplace. Safeguarding intellectual property rights behind this innovation incentivizes the innovators and creators, attracts world-class research and development, and creates and sustains high-quality jobs. This session will feature leading trade experts who will discuss the hot topics in global innovation and intellectual property.


Representative John Barnes
Jean Davis
Former executive director of business, industry and trade, North Carolina Department of Commerce
Patrick Kilbride
Executive director of international intellectual property, Global Intellectual Property Center
U.S. Chamber of Commerce


Pat Rosenstiel
Chairman, Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity