MBITA Seminar – Making Hay: The Future of U.S. Competitiveness in the Age of Globalization

Making Hay: The Future of U.S. Competitiveness in the Age of Globalization

Silicon Valley, Ca.  (3/18/2015) – TradePort.org and the Monterey Bay International Trade Association (MBITA) are presenting a special luncheon and seminar to be held in Silicon Valley on April 30th featuring world renowned global trade and supply chain expert, Dan Gardner of Trade Facilitators, Inc. (TFI).

The seminar is called Making Hay, the Future of U.S. Competitiveness in the Age of Globalization. An author of four books on global trade, Dan Gardner’s Making Hay is one of the most compelling, interesting and entertaining seminars ever presented on global trade and should be a necessary requirement for professionals and students alike to experience. Making Hay provides a perspective on how modern global trade came to be and where it’s headed that directly affects any of us who are involved in some aspect of the global trade industry.

This seminar is fast-paced and concise explaining the history of modern global trade through the past seven decade-long odyssey that has come to be known as ‘globalization’. Making Hay presents the convergence of historical events and undeniable factors that drove the U.S. to lead the world in global trade and become a ‘Consumption Society’.

In a contrarian style that blends exhaustive research with years of global trade experience, Dan Gardner’s, Making Hay chronicles America’s journey from a crusader for market-driven economies to a casualty of its own best intentions moving forward the theory that although the U.S. has been a proponent of liberalized trade for the last seventy years, it now runs the risk of succumbing to the very market forces it helped to foster throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

This seminar proposes that although the U.S. has been the primary driver of free trade initiatives around the world, there has not been a corresponding effort to prepare American workers for the rigors of globalization. This paucity of Making Hay has placed the U.S. in a precarious competitive position that as of the year 2015 shows no signs of abating.

Making Hay shows how America’s well-intentioned trade policies actually enabled the erosion of the country’s once dominant manufacturing position. It is at this point in Making Hay that the ideas of convergence, resonance and unintended consequences begin to illuminate the narrative, exposing clear links between the events and policies that shapes our economic future while offering the most compelling reasons for the need for America to re-align its strategy for competing in the Age of Globalization.

Dan Gardner’s Making Hay concludes with a series of measures that the U.S. can take to assure its position as the world’s number one economy with suggestions on how the U.S. can position itself to compete over the long haul at both home and abroad with a particular emphasis on high-end manufacturing excellence, the prudent use of technology and continued gains in supply chain efficiencies

You can participate in Making Hay while the sun’s still shining by clicking HERE or by making a reservation with MBITA.


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