Exploring the trade compliance landscape, technology, and talent: Impact on global trade compliance leaders

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From the ever-evolving regulatory trade compliance landscape to the internal demands where global tax compliance teams are being asked to handle more responsibilities with fewer resources, global trade compliance departments are feeling the strain. The new 2022 Global Trade Report found that supply shortages, tariffs, sanctions, and customs compliance that apply across the global marketplace have huge repercussions on global trade compliance teams. Because of this shift, companies are having trouble recruiting and developing enough new talent to fill the skills gaps.

Attend this webinar to hear a summary of the report and perspectives from the panelists on what the shifts mean to trade compliance leaders and why they may even be more important given today’s uncertain and immensely challenging environment. Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of regulatory agencies, systems changes, tariffs, and sanctions on global trade management operations
  • Recognize the challenges in conducting supply chain sanctions due diligence in Asia
  • Compare their global trade management technology adoption with other organizations
  • See how other organizations are responding to the widening skills gap to find new talent

Doug Church
Phase 5 Consulting Group
Doug Church co-founded Phase 5 Consulting Group in 1991, a research-based consultancy with expertise in innovation, user experience design and customer experience serving global enterprises. With more than 30 years of experience, Doug has worked on numerous high-profile initiatives for global brands to help identify market opportunities, develop winning solutions, and inform go-to-market decisions. He has particular expertise in analyzing business and professional markets and was recently the lead consultant for the survey of Global Trade Professionals conducted on behalf of Thomson Reuters. Doug has a BA (Law), an MBA and has served on advisory boards for non-profit, health care, and educational institutions. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.
Zoe Martinez
Proposition, Global Trade, Asia and Emerging Markets
Thomson Reuters
Zoe is a global trade loving professional that started her career working in International Trade Logistics for a global multinational. Having specialized in free trade agreement utilization and bridging technology gaps between supply chain partners across Asia Pacific, Zoe shifted to compliance automation and spent many years travelling around the world consulting, designing and implementing global trade management software.

Today Zoe leads Thomson Reuters’ ONESOURCE Global Trade proposition across Asia and the emerging markets. As a Global Trade Proposition Lead, she works with large organisations propelling their adoption of technology to meet their global trade compliance requirements, reduce landed costs and eliminate disruption to the supply chain. In addition to driving engagement and ensuring customers get the most out of the ONESOURCE Global Trade Platform, Zoe’s goal is to grow the ONESOURCE Global Trade business across the Asia Pacific region.
Becky Kabel 
Enterprise Architecture Collaboration Lead, Global Trade Management
Thomson Reuters
Becky has been working in the Global Trade Management space at Thomson Reuters for the past 8 years, focusing on project delivery and Professional Services. Her specializations include global Duty Deferral and EU Direct Filing applications. She currently leads as a Collaborator in the Enterprise Architecture team, focusing on GTM clients and products from the Thomson Reuters office in Brussels, Belgium. Becky received her MBA from Vlerick Business School and her bachelor’s in Business Administration from Ithaca College, with a minor in music. 
Eduardo Vitor
Vice President Product, Global Trade Management Product - Corporate Tax and Trade
Thomson Reuters
Vitor has a B.Sc. in Computing Engineering and graduated in Business Management in Campinas-Brazil. Eduardo started his career as Co-founder of SOFTWAY (1996), a Brazilian leading Global Trade Management solution in Latin America which was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2013. He was responsible for market development for global expansion and is now Head of Product Management for its Global Trade Management business. Eduardo has 25+ years of experience building and implementing Global Trade Management solutions in 2000+ global corporations, helping them to automate their customs and trade processes, comply with challenging regulations, and leverage special trade regimes to save tax and customs duties.
Suzanne Offerman
Senior Manager, Outbound Product Marketing, Global Trade
Thomson Reuters
Suzanne Offerman is a responsible for outbound product marketing for ONESOURCE Global Trade for Thomson Reuters’ global trade management business. Based in NYC, Suzanne works with a team to establish strategy and drive global trade management thought leadership activities, coordinate market rollout, solicit and manage customer feedback, and liaison between Thomson Reuters and the global trade industry. Suzanne writes for ONESOURCE Global Trade on a variety of trade topics and manages thought leadership activities at industry conferences and internal events.

Prior to her current role at Thomson Reuters, Suzanne was on the customer proposition team and director of product management for international trade where she managed the long-term strategic plans for the trade information business.

Before joining Thomson Reuters in 2011, Suzanne practiced customs and international trade law in New York City, assisting multi-national corporations on a wide range of customs and trade issues. Suzanne also taught International Law: Fundamentals of Law Practice as an Adjunct Legal Writing Instructor at Brooklyn Law School and has published articles on various trade issues.

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