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Tuesday, November 17 • 8:00am - 10:00am
State of the Economy - Trade crash: Surviving and thriving

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Please join us for an informative presentation by Ngosong Fonkem, Trade crash: Surviving and thriving in pandemics and global trade disruption.

The Trump Administration, beginning in 2017, embarked on an aggressive, and largely successful, trade policy. It caused fissures in the global trading system and caused tensions with our trade partners. But these disruptions were minimal in comparison with the proverbial tsunami wave which the Covid-19 Pandemic has caused. It is not just disruptions of trade, but changes in virtually all aspects of lives of citizens in the U.S., and globally. The presentation will address how business and industry representatives can anticipate, deal with, and hopefully thrive from newly increased trade diversion as well as well as the impacts of the election on the economy and trade.

This event is free; however, pre-registration is required. A link to the webinar will be shared with registered attendees prior to the event.

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About the presenter:
Ngosong Fonkem, is an attorney at Page•Fura, P.C., a firm that provide companies of all sizes with business-practical representation on all aspects of Customs & International Trade Law. He is a trade compliance lawyer with broad experience in diverse business sectors in the USA and internationally. He has worked on a variety of international trade related issues including US Customs litigation, energy consulting in Southeast Asia, and teaching as a full-time member of the law faculty at the oldest private university in Malaysia.

He currently assists companies with day-to-day compliance with U.S. trade laws and related audits, investigations, and civil enforcement proceedings. He is also an adjunct professor at St. Norbert College Schneider School of Business and Cardinal Stritch University College of Business and Management, where he teaches International Trade and Business-related courses. In 2018, he was nominated to serve as an industry sector advisor within the US Trade Representative’s Industry Sector Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) on “Customs and Trade Facilitation.” In 2019, he was appointed by the “Turkish Investor and Industrialist Businessmen Association” (YATSIAD) to serve as its U.S. representative.

He is Vice-chair of the “Next Generation” Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association; Board Member on both the Wisconsin Bar Association International Practice Section and Business Law Section; and serves on the executive committee of Dairy Cares of Wisconsin (a charitable organization that raises money on behalf of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. From 2016 to 2018, he served as a commissioner on the Board of Brown County Harbor Commission at the port of Green Bay.

Ngosong frequently speaks on international trade related issues, and regularly makes presentations in the U.S. and abroad on U.S. trade related topics. He has also authored and co-authored numerous articles on trade related topics at peer reviewed law journals and business journals and magazines. His
Ngosong received his B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (2008), J.D./MBA from West Virginia University College of Law (2011), and LL.M. from Tulane Law School (2012).

Mr. Fonkem’s new book, Trade Crash: A Primer on Surviving and Thriving in Pandemics & Global Trade Disruption, will be released on October 8, 2020. An abridged edition (45 of 255 pages) is available now on Amazon. It is extremely timely as it focuses on, among other things, the likely impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (“CV-19”) on the November, 2020 elections and on a likely Trade Crash to and of the global supply chain in 2021.

Written by Bruce Aitken and Ngosong Fonkem, Trade Crash is a multi-media Video Book (“BookVid”) with links to a short film and several interviews, plus directions to hours of zoom seminars on CV-19 and Trade hosted by WITA (D.C.) from March to July, 2020. It is an accessible Primer, written for the general public, with dozens of illustrations and charts. Also, it is written from a multi-cultural perspective, with authors and contributors whose backgrounds can be traced to 7 countries: Cameroon, China, France, India, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States.

Among the topics focused on in the book are the following:
  • the failure of globalization and what can be done about it;
  • the disruptions to the global supply chain caused by the aggressive and impulsive Trump trade policies;
  • the fractures to that system caused by the CV-19 global economic slowdown;
  • the shift caused by CV-19 from a horizontal towards a vertical trading system;
  • the North-South divide in Europe’s response to CV-19;
  • whether or not flu shots should be cancelled this fall;
  • whether or not doctors working on a CV-19 vaccine have a conflict of interest;
  • How Biden’s addition of Harris to his Presidential ticket will impact the election;
  • Despite being behind in the polls, how Trump could win;
  • How Biden could lose;
  • an apocryphal depiction of the resurrection of Trump; and
  • why a Trade Crash disrupting the global supply chain is likely in 2021.
You can purchase Ngosong’s latest book, Trade Crash: A Primer on Surviving and Thriving in Pandemics & Global Trade Disruption, by clicking here.

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Ngosong Fonkem

Attorney, Page•Fura, P.C.

Tuesday November 17, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am CST
Fond du Lac Fond du Lac, WI, USA