Seminar Managing Risk in an Interconnected World Date: April 8, 2014 Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Location: Saint Mary's University Center 2540 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55404 Cost: General $20, Students and Saint Mary’s University Alumni, $10 Register for this event Financial risk changes every day. Moves around the world. Requires dynamic plans. From religious and ethnic strife to government policies that impact currency exchange, the cost of failed risk management falls on businesses, financial institutions, and, ultimately, investors and consumers. Risk management requires the frequent rebalancing of probabilities and consequences: Financial institutions - How does your organization safeguard its assets? As companies trade across borders, will they outgrow your services? How do you help your customers manage risk? Companies - As countries change policies, how do you assess market share and sales, as well as profits and collections? Investors and consumers - How do companies protect against the risks that impact their stability and pricing? Panelists Join our distinguished panel as they discuss risk management strategies and respond to your questions.+ More Dr. P. Richard Bohr Moderator Dr. P. Richard Bohr is chair of Asian Studies at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University as well as an adjunct professor in the Master of International Business Program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. A specialist on relations between Asia and the West, he publishes, lectures, and consults with organizations on ways to broaden East-West interchange. Dr. Bohr is former President and Executive Director of the non-profit Midwest China Center and former Executive Director of the Minnesota Trade Office. Curt Hanson Curt Hanson is a founding principal of Trade Acceptance Group, Ltd. (TAG), an independent trade credit insurance brokerage firm and packager of pre- and post-export finance loans. TAG works with small business and middle market exporters. In October 2011, TAG was recognized by the U.S. Export-Import Bank as its largest small business broker in the nation. Curt holds an appointment to the Minnesota District Export Council. Mary Henehan Mary Henehan is a member of the FX marketing team in the Foreign Exchange Department at U.S. Bank in Minneapolis. She specializes in helping companies create effective payment processes, understand their FX exposure, and develop and implement strategies to mitigate risk. She has more than 20 years of experience in the FX industry. Mary teaches U.S. Bank’s FX seminars and has been a guest speaker at many conferences and symposiums. Patty Pelzer Patty Pelzer is the CFO at United States Distilled Products Company (USDP) in Princeton, Minn. USDP sells alcoholic beverages throughout the United States and 10 other countries. USDP purchases raw materials in foreign currency and receives payments in some foreign countries. Pelzer was an auditor and then CEO at Kavouras, Inc. She has worked on everything in the export business from letters of credit to foreign currency options. Tim Reifschneider Tim Reifschneider is the export manager for Rosenbauer America, LLC, responsible for marketing emergency vehicles manufactured at the company’s U.S.A. facilities. He negotiates contracts and payment terms with foreign governments and municipalities. Reisfschneider expands marketshare in volatile economies through risk assessment and by utilizing Exim Bank, private credit insurance, and medium-term financing programs.