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Annual Conference: Connecting Massachusetts to the Global Economy 

June 3, 2016 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Download as calendar entry
Newton Marriott Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, MA 02466

Moderator, featured speaker and panel engaged on topics including:

  • Massachusetts’s role in the global economy
  • Key international pressures and trends
  • Trends in off-shoring and on-shoring
  • International trade policy

Click here to view Michael Dolega’s presentation.

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Click here to read the executive summary.

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Curt Nickisch  Senior Editor, Harvard Business Review
Curt is the Senior Editor at the Harvard Business Review and was the business and technology reporter at WBUR for 10 years. He has received various journalism accolades, including national Edward R. Murrow and Scripps Howard Radio Awards and was a Knight-Wallace Fellow in Education Journalism and Fulbright Journalism Fellow. 

Featured Speaker

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Michael Dolega Director & Senior Economist at TD Economics, TD Bank
Based at TD’s Toronto headquarters, Michael Dolega is an economic researcher and forecaster focusing on U.S. industries and regional economies. His areas of expertise include macroeconomic conditions, monetary policy, financial economics, and on-shoring trends in the U.S. manufacturing sector. He is the author of Offshoring, Onshoring, and the Rebirth of American Manufacturing. Michael is frequently called upon by the national economic media to comment on current trends and outlook. 


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Lorraine Attridge  Fast Trak Leader – U.S., GE Healthcare Life Sciences
Lorraine is a leader for the U.S. and Canada’s Fast Trak program which helps GE’s bioprocess customers in their process development, optimization and scale-up work. Fast Trak offers consulting, education, and training to help customers in a wide range of topics including Advanced Bioreactor Cultivation Technology, Downstream Bioprocess Development, and High Throughput Process Development.

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Colin Gillespie  President, LEGO Education, North America
Colin is the President of LEGO Education, North America, headquartered in Boston and a division of The LEGO Group based in Billund, Denmark. LEGO Education works with teachers and educational specialists to provide solutions and resources that are used in the classroom to bring subjects to life and make learning fun. Colin oversees the company’s American and Canadian strategic growth and has served in a variety of leadership roles within national and multinational markets, most recently developing the long-term marketing strategy for the company’s expansion in Brazil. 

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Charles Gray Vice President & General Counsel, Teradyne
Charles is Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Teradyne, a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications including semiconductors, wireless products, data storage, and complex electronic systems which serve consumer, communications, industrial, and government customers. Teradyne’s products include collaborative robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2015,the North Reading headquartered company employed 4,200 people around the world. 

Paula Murphy  Founder & Director, Massachusetts Export Center
Paula has over 20 years of international experience in the public and private sectors, and is the founding director of the Massachusetts Export Center, a “one-stop” resource for export assistance. The organization provides targeted, high-impact services through a statewide network of international trade professionals to help companies throughout Massachusetts achieve success in global markets. Most recently, Paula launched the Export Center’s Compliance Alliance initiative which provides a forum for exporting firms to share best practices and stay current on export regulatory compliance issues. 

Thank you to our sponsor TD Bank


Thank you to our Conference Partners

Associated Industries of Massachusetts | CONECT | MA Economic Development Council | NAIOP | MassBio | CoreNet | MOITI