Events

AGILE 2022

Navigating Megatrends that Impact Global Business

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Cybersecurity and climate change are just two of the megatrends global leaders need to be up to speed on today if they want their businesses to be successful tomorrow. Geopolitical uncertainties and the evolving workforce also must be top of mind. During the World Trade Center Institute's (WTCI) four-part 2022 AGILE conversation series, experts from the Mid-Atlantic will dive into these issues and discuss the innovative solutions they are using to navigate our ever-changing world

All sessions will be in Baltimore, MD and livestreamed. They will include a 90-minute presentation and interactive discussion, followed by a networking reception. As each session is scheduled, more information will be posted on our website and social media channels.

About the AGILE Series

Global executives need to navigate and understand a myriad of issues if they want to be effective leaders. To help them do so, WTCI brings together thought leaders who share their innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing global businesses and society. They use powerful personal stories, relevant case studies and more to inspire executives to face the challenges head on. 

At past AGILE sessions, speakers have included former Under Armour Chief Operating Officer Colin Browne talking about supply chain and Tenable Chief Information Officer Brad Pollard talking about cybersecurity.

Upcoming Sessions

Is Globalization Dead? Or Alive, Well, and Rapidly Evolving?

September 20, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

Stories covering the “end of globalization” have surged after a decade of destabilizing worldwide events. Yet, the world trade volume index hit a new all-time high in 2022 and digital globalization is accelerating, with global data flows growing faster than the volume of traditional trade. As the world changes, topics like onshoring, supply chain diversification, digital transformation, regionalization, and security are top of mind for international business leaders. Leaders must continue to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of global business and partnerships in this age of acceleration. How can businesses leverage globalization’s failures and reorient for sustainable growth? Our expert panel will share insights and examples to help business leaders assess, prepare, and act in today’s rapidly changing global business landscape.

Climate Change & Sustainability – Transforming Business for a Sustainable Future

November 11, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 

The impacts of human-caused global warming are worsening and accelerating. Climate change is a global problem requiring collective action and innovation, with many interconnected stakeholders and complex, competing interests. How can the private sector lead the decarbonization of the global economy? Sustainable business practices have historically come at a cost – challenging market competitiveness and profitability. As new science and data emerges on rapidly accelerating climate threats, future competitiveness will be dictated by business leaders who rapidly pivot to balance economic and environmental goals. Emerging technologies across all industries are making it possible for businesses to model for sustainability while maintaining, if not growing, market positioning. The private sector has a unique obligation, and opportunity, to rebuild the economy for a sustainable future.

2022 Past Sessions

Click here to see AGILE sessions and speakers from previous years.

The Future of Work
and the Workforce

May 24, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
 

The COVID-19 pandemic shattered the traditional paradigm of how we work. The great resignation, onshoring, automation, AI, remote and hybrid work - are these trends permanent? Whether you call it the new normal, the next chapter, return to work, or re-entry, something has fundamentally shifted. As we reimagine work for a post-pandemic 21st century, many leaders are left wondering what’s next. How are businesses strategically responding to the changing nature of work, the workplace and the workforce? What should businesses be investing in and doing today to protect and prepare their businesses for tomorrow? Our expert panel discussed proactive strategiesto help business leaders stay one step ahead in meeting the needs of their business and most important asset: their people.

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Global Forces and Innovative Strategies

April 19 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Center Club - Baltimore, MD

 

Cybersecurity and climate change are just two of the megatrends global leaders need to be up to speed on today if they want their businesses to be successful tomorrow. Geopolitical uncertainties and the evolving workforce are also at the top of mind. Bruce McIndoe, a recognized leader in the risk management, intelligence and travel industries, framed the challenges and potential solutions. McIndoe was joined by two Mid-Atlantic executives who shared their thoughts on his remarks, with members of the audience joining the discussion.

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AGILE Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are the best way to get your team engaged with the AGILE series. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Senior Director of Programs and Series Kristin Lewis.

Platinum Sponsor

$5,000

  • Annual subscription for the four-part series 
  • Six tickets for company executives/managers or clients for each session 
  • Priority event seating and Q&A participation 
  • Priority speaking or moderator opportunities 
  • Invitation to networking cocktail reception after each session  
  • Personalized verbal announcement highlighting your company and sponsorship from the stage   
  • Inclusion in relevant media opportunities 
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to 5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all employees who attend

 

Gold Sponsor

$2,500

  • Annual subscription for the four-part series
  • Four tickets for company executives/managers or clients for each session 
  • Speaking or moderator opportunity for one session 
  • Invitation to networking cocktail reception after each session 
  • Feature sponsorship from the stage 
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to 5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Sponsor ribbons for all employees who attend
Individual Session Sponsor

$2,500

  • Six tickets for company executives/managers or clients to attend the session sponsored 
  • Priority speaking or moderator opportunity for the session sponsored 
  • Invitation to networking cocktail reception after the session sponsored 
  • Personalized verbal announcement highlighting your company and sponsorship from the stage 
  • Inclusion in relevant media opportunities 
  • Inclusion of logo in print and digital marketing materials (e.g., WTCI website, email marketing messages that go to 5,000+ people and on-site event banners/slides)
  • Table at sponsored event to showcase company materials 
  • Sponsor ribbons for all employees who attend

2022 Sponsors

Visionary Sponsor
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Ruppert International was founded and is led by Todd Ruppert, who has an insatiable appetite for using innovation to address key global challenges. He also believes that strong leadership, as well as creating and supporting a culture of innovation and collaboration, are imperative for success. Ruppert was the CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services for 12 years. He is the chair of the WTCI Board of Directors

Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors