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Valona Market Outlook Forum: New York

Sign up today to get a complete outlook into global markets and trade, and exclusive insights into upcoming regulatory changes.

25. APRIL | NEW YORK

Valona Market Outlook Forum

Gain a comprehensive outlook on international markets and obtain exclusive insights into upcoming regulatory changes.

Event details

25. April

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Consulate General of Finland, 605 3rd Av. New York

Understand your emerging market opportunities and risks

Join us on April 25th in Manhattan for an exclusive Valona Market Outlook Forum

Network with industry professionals, gain critical insights into upcoming regulatory changes from experts at the leading international law firm Covington & Burling LLP, and stay ahead of global trade trends.

Understand which insights you need to outpace the global market, learn how to acquire key data, and leverage it effectively to drive your business forward.

Get a firm grip on potential market opportunities and risks, and take a confident step towards future-proofing your business strategies. We look forward to welcoming you.

The expert panel topics that will be discussed:

  • Understand AI’s emerging risks
  • National security‘s role in business
  • The upcoming global regulatory changes
  • A fresh outlook on global supply chain trends and opportunities
  • 2024 perspective on key M&A factors and liabilities

Each of these topics provide an interesting insight into a key aspect of modern business and will certainly make for an engaging and informative panel.

You will walk away with:

  1. Foresight into upcoming regulatory changes: Stay ahead of the competition with exclusive insights into upcoming regulatory changes, equipping you to respond effectively in your industry.
  2. A fresh perspective on global opportunities: Gain a new perspective on global opportunities to fully harness the growth potential in the international market.
  3. Knowledge for growth: Equip yourself with essential knowledge for propelling your market advancement and strategic positioning.
  4. Understand your key data: What data do you need to outpace the global market, learn how to acquire, and leverage it effectively to drive your business forward.
  5. Competitive advantage: Discover your key competitive intelligence to outpace competition, capitalize on opportunities, and the tactics to acquire them.

Meet the speakers

Michele Pearce Covington speaker at Valona Market outlook forum

Michele Pearce

Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP

Michele Pearce is a co-chair of the Public Policy Practice Group who has wide-ranging experience working on national security issues throughout her two decades of military and government service. She provides advisory and advocacy support and counseling to clients facing policy and political challenges in the aerospace and defense sectors.

Micaela McMurrough Covington speaker at Valona Market outlook forum

Micaela McMurrough

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Micaela McMurrough serves as co-chair of Covington's global and multi-disciplinary Technology Group, as co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) initiative. In her practice, she has represented clients in high-stakes antitrust, patent, trade secrets, contract, and securities litigation, and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Scott Freling divides his practice between representing civilian and defense contractors in traditional government contracts matters and guiding buyers and sellers—including a number of leading private equity firms—through the regulatory aspects of complex government contracts M&A deals. Scott is a vice chair of the firm’s Government Contracts practice.

Scott A. Freling

Partner at Covington & Burling LLP

Scott Freling divides his practice between representing civilian and defense contractors in traditional government contracts matters and guiding buyers and sellers—including a number of leading private equity firms—through the regulatory aspects of complex government contracts M&A deals. Scott is a vice chair of the firm’s Government Contracts practice.

Tom Waters Valona Intelligence speaker at Market Outlook Forum

Tom Waters

Assistant Director for Startups, University of South Florida

Tom Waters is an Intellectual Property executive with experience in product development, market intelligence, and innovation. He has advised U.S. companies targeted for technology theft by foreign governments, served on the CIA’s Trade Security Team, and worked in intelligence operations for U.S. Special Operations Command. Tom is a registered Patent Agent and author of nonfiction business books.

Join us

25. April

Consulate General of Finland, 605 3rd Av. New York

Event Agenda:

Driving growth through actionable market insights:
Anticipation, Adaption, and Acceleration

  • 3:00 pm I Networking with bites and refreshments
  • 3:30 pm I Valona’s Welcome: Kimmo Havu, CEO, Valona
  • 3:40 pm I A market outlook for global growth opportunities
    by the Consulate General of Finland
  • 4:00 pm I Knowledge exchange: Adapting to Emerging Regulatory Changes: A Forward-Look into 2024 with; Micaela McMurrough, Partner, Scott A. Freling, Partner, and Michele Pearce, Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP
  • 4:40 pm I Keynote: Harnessing Market Insights to Drive Growth:
    Tom Waters, Assistant Director of Startups & Business Development
  • 5:10 pm I Decoding AI’s Impact on growth strategies through market insights
    Thomas Rideg, President Americas, Valona
  • 5:30 pm I Mingle with bites & bubbles
  • ⁠⁠6:30 pm I Event ends

Who should attend:

This event is perfect for Chiefs of strategy and development, Business Development Professionals, Intelligence and Insight leaders, Marketing and Product Marketing Chiefs, Corporate policymakers, Heads of Market Research … and anyone interested in understanding how the right insights enable a competitive edge that turns into success of organizations, and what the risks of not having the right and most relevant insights of your global market.

Join the Valona Market Outlook Forum

Sign up today to get a complete outlook into international markets and trade, and exclusive insights into upcoming regulatory changes.
We look forward to seeing you there.