South Carolina International Trade Conference

44th Annual SCITC Sept. 11-13, 2017

Save the Date!

The 2017 conference will have many exciting speakers and panelists joining us this year, Register early for the conference to take advantage of our early bird registration discount.

Frank Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. For over 40 years he has worked with, advised, and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and and expertise began more than 50 years ago when he was known as one of the world’s most famous con men. His riveting story provided the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film, Catch Me If You Can, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Abagnale and Tom Hanks as the FBI agent fast on his heels. The Tony-Award winning musical, Catch Me If You Can, directed by the legendary Jack O’Brien, opened on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in April of 2011.


Merril HogeFormer NFL Star, ESPN Analyst & Cancer Survivor

Guided by his philosophy, ‘Find A Way’, former NFL star, cancer survivor and ESPN analyst, Merril Hoge inspires audiences nationwide with his story of strength and perseverance in the face of adversity and his strategies for overcoming obstacles to achieve one’s goals.


Nariman Behravesh, Ph.D., Chief Economist, IHS

Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Chief Economist of IHS where he oversees the work of more than 400 Professionals and directs the entire economic forecasting process.
He has responsibility for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, China and emerging markets. He has been covering the global economy for nearly 40 years. Dr. Behravesh frequently is cited by leading business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, Business Week, Newsweek, Fortune, Forbes and US News & World Report. He also appears regularly on national radio and television programs, including BBC World Business Report, NBC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Radio, All Things Considered and Marketplace on National Public Radio. Dr. Behravesh’s university degrees include a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Cambridge, Mass., U.S., as well as a master’s and a doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. He is the author of Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today’s Global Economic Debates (McGraw-Hill).



Looking forward to seeing you this year.

Watt Jackson
SCITC 2017 General Chair

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