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    • Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • KC Chamber Board Room, 30 West Pershing Road, Suite 301, Kansas City, MO 64108-2423

    9th Annual Women in International Business

    The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City (ITCGKC) presents our 9th Annual Women in International Business Event, an inspirational celebration of female professionals in the KC metroplex. Stop in for an evening of networking, storytelling, and learning! Tickets are limited!

    Join us for a cocktail hour, followed by a buffet dinner and keynote presentation by Carmen DeHartentrepreneur and business development leader within the KC business community, and president of HTS Technologies Inc.

    Event Details

    Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

    Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

    Location: Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

    Address: 30 West Pershing Road, Suite 301,

    Kansas City, MO 64108-2423

    Keynote Speaker

    Carmen DeHart is an enthusiastic, confident business owner and entrepreneur, with proven experience as a leader (both non-profit and for profit) and as an executive coach. Her skills and talents are rooted in a passion for high-quality standards, the belief in the power of building relationships, steadfast professional integrity and being present in the moment for the highest potential to unfold.

    Currently, Carmen serves as president of HTS Technologies, a 3rd generation family-owned business with a 45-year legacy of serving global aerospace manufacturers. As a life-long entrepreneur, Carmen has garnered a portfolio of skills that span from start-up to acquisition that includes strategy, financial acumen and succession planning.

    As Senior Director of Entrepreneurial Education at UMKC Innovation Center, Carmen had the opportunity to lead senior business consultants who assist researchers, business owners and entrepreneurs with technology development to commercialization, business development to growth and scale.

    Carmen is an alumnus of the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she received her BS in Business Administration. She also holds a Master of Theology from Holos University.

    Sponsorship Opportunities Here

    Doors open at 5:00 pm.

    Download an event flyer

    Parking Instructions: Park in the garage adjacent to Union Station. Bring your parking ticket to the event and receive a sticker that will waive the parking fee.

    Presenting Sponsor 

    Supporting Sponsors

    ITC Sponsors- Gold 


    • Thursday, March 28, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Maximize Your Career!

    As a Young Professional - invest in YOU


    Learn how to:

    • Identify and Refine your Motivation and Work Style
    • Set and Maintain Goals
    • Build and Grow Working Relationships


      Date: Thursday, March 28th 

      Time: 12:00 PM 

      Place: Virtual

      Caleb Hall

      MCI Customs Brokerage Manager

      Scarbrough International 

      Caleb Hall (LCB/CCS) has been with Scarbrough International for ten years, having grown from an intern position to the CHB Manager for all of Scarbrough International with a team of nearly twenty team members across the US. He obtained his Customs Broker’s license in 2016 and is currently serving as the Vice President for ITCGKC.

      Gold Sponsor

      Silver Sponsors

      • Thursday, April 11, 2024
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      • The Scarbrough Group, 7280 NW 87th Terrace Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64153


      Global Career Bridge

      Are you looking for a career in international business? We have some great opportunities for you!

      Through the Global Career Bridge:

      • You can gain connections at local businesses for future collaborations.
      • Gain visibility into current work environments.
      • Discuss with actual employees how they feel about working in the industries in their field of study.
      • Opportunity to obtain an internship at participating companies.

      Event to be held at:

       The Scarbrough Group

      7280 NW 87th Terrace, Suite 300

      Kansas City, MO 64153

      Participating Employers:

      The Scarbrough Group - Expect More From Your Logistics Provider

      Design Resources Inc. | DRI Design

      Students should meet the following criteria:

      • Must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student (full or part-time) 
      • Must have at least a 2.7 overall GPA and have at least junior standing prior to the Global Career Bridge Event.
      • Career goals should include a field involved in International Trade.  
      • Should have sufficient background and maturity to learn from the experience.  
      • Students must have a resume prepared in advance; resumes will be provided to employers in advance of the event for the employers to review.

      Event Flyer to share.

      Gold Sponsor

      Silver Sponsors

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