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 Export to Your Calendar 2/20/2019
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
8:00am - 11:00am
Where: Map this event »
2326 Minnehaha Ave E
St Paul, Minnesota  55119
United States
Contact: 952-200-7287

Online registration is available until: 2/20/2019
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Program Description

We're having a panel discussion! We are excited to bring to you a panel discussion to talk about trade automation with three different importer/exporters who implemented three different trade systems with common goals, among others, to increase program efficiency and decrease risk in trade activity. We will hear how these companies went about building a business case to get others on board, implementing the right system, analyzing cost savings, and more! The trade tools utilized by these panelists consist of SAP Global Trade Services (SAP GTS), OCR Ease Export Solution, and Shipping Solutions.

Who Should Attend

Importers, Exporters, IT Managers, Customs Specialists, Traffic Logistics Specialists, anyone involved in the transportation, compliance and importing process including working with overseas vendors, suppliers

Learning Objectives

  1. Discussion of considerations on implementing single global Trade Management software solution
  2. Business case review of 3M’s global deployment journey and roadmap
  3. Benefits of automation of trade compliance
  4. Panel discussion on trade compliance automation


7:30 Registration
8:00 Program
10:00 Innovation Center tour (Required)
11:00 Adjourn


Doug Whitman

3M Business Transformation Chief Product Owner for Global Trade Services

Trade Tool: SAP Global Trade Services (SAP GTS)

Doug WhitmanDoug is a licensed Customs Broker with 30 years of experience in the trade compliance industry. He is currently the 3M Global Chief Product Owner for Global Trade Services software development and deployment. Prior to this assignment Doug has worked as a global trade compliance manager for 3M with a wide breadth of experience in Import regulations, country of origin preferential and government and duty savings programs. Prior to Joining 3M 18 years ago Doug was a product owner for a Global Trade Management software company and worked in the brokerage industry on strategic customer initiatives.

John Hickman

3M Global Trade Compliance IT Lead

John is an SAP professional with 20 years of experience and a focus on trade compliance software. He is currently the 3M IT Lead for the deployment of SAP Global Trade Services. John’s previous work experience includes developing and deploying Global Trade Management software at Cargill, SAP and Integration Point.

Gina Cook

Global Customs and Trade Compliance Manager

Trade Tool: OCR Ease Export Solution

Gina has 13 years of experience in the trade compliance industry. She has been with Abbott 16 years and is currently the Global Customs and Trade Compliance Manager for the legacy St Jude division. Prior experiences include conducting internal export audits, Free Trade Agreement analysis and overall compliance of import and export activities across 3 different divisions.

Karen Crist

Export and Logistics Administrator

Trade Tool: Shipping Solutions


Member: $50
Non-Member: $75
Student: $10

Cancellation Policy: With written cancellation notice, received at least 1 week prior to the event, you will receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee. No-shows will not receive refunds.

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