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ITCGKC’s 73rd Anniversary Celebration & Annual Meeting

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Networking . . . yummy appetizers . . . wine, beer, and nonalcoholic stuff. . . ITCGKC’s 2018 Legacy of Service Awards . . . recognition of outgoing officers and accomplishments. . . introduction of new officers and 2018 surprises . . . and, our renowned expert who delights an audience, Pete Mento, offering you what he sees in his crystal ball about the future of international trade!
Don’t miss it!


Thursday, August 16, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM


4141 North Mulberry Drive
KCMO 64116


5:00 PM  Networking w/ appetizer bar, dessert, beverages (wine, beer, iced tea, soda, water)

5:30 PM Celebrating ITCGKC’s 73rd Anniversary: past accomplishments and what’s coming

  • Presentation of ITCGKC’s 2018 Legacy of Service Award

5:50 PM  Pete Mento, Vice President
Global Trade and Managed Services for Crane World Wide.

6:30 PM  Networking w/ appetizer bar and beverages

7:30 PM  Adjourn



As Vice President of Global Trade and Managed Services for Crane World Wide, Pete Mento leads the development, marketing and innovation of Customs, Regulatory and Global Trade Products, Secured Transportation Offerings, Management Consulting, Integrated Managed Services and Software Solutions.

Prior to joining Crane, Pete was Practice Leader and Principal of Ryan Tax LLC’s Customs and Global Trade Practice. While there, he managed the recovery and avoidance of global duties and VAT for importers all over the world.
Pete is a Customs House Broker, Foreign Relations Expert and Trade Academic. He is one of the world’s leading experts on International Trade Policy and Supply Chain Security. He is also an often-quoted source on the development of the U.S. and Global Economy and the role that trade policy has played.
Mr. Mento also served as the Principal Consultant of Expeditors Tradewin where he spent 7 years managing and leading the organization.

Because of his passion for the topic and his skill at illuminating complex (and often dry) topics in international trade and economics, Pete is a highly sought after speaker all over the world. A former professional standup comedian, he has conducted sold out lectures to tens of thousands of people in every imaginable venue – from University lecture halls to night clubs. His style of mixing economics, history and humor is always a welcome change for his clients and students. He is the most unlikely trade nerd you will ever meet.



Members and Nonmembers:
Paid prior to August 3rd         $55
Paid August 4 – 16                 $65
Fulltime Students                  $35

*Registration includes unlimited access to the appetizer buffet and one wine, beer, or nonalcoholic beverage. Students will be carded if requesting wine or beer.

Email office@itcgkc.org to request the number of reservations you would like.  You will be invoiced for the amount via PayPal, payable with your PayPal account or a credit card.

Handicapped Accessible


August 16
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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4141 North Mulberry Drive
Kansas City, MO 64116 United States
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