Trade and the Triple Bottom Line: Societal, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability (17th Annual OWIT Wor)

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Monterrey

Location: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 24, 2008
Registration Date: Oct 22, 2008
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2008
Abstract Submission Date: Jul 30, 2008
Paper Submission Date: Sep 01, 2008
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Trade and the Triple Bottom Line: Societal, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability

Historically, business has focused only on the financial bottom line; however, over the last twenty years, global awareness of the need to assess the full spectrum of corporate value has grown dramatically, and ‘total returns’ on capital—economic, social, or environmental—are now being tracked with increasing regularity.

There is a growing body of research confirming that increased attention to the triple bottom line (TBL) has direct and indirect benefits on productivity, efficiency, security, risk, and corporate image. By assessing and improving one’s TBL, companies are benefiting from increased operational efficiency, cleaner production, improved relations with stakeholders, and increased access to new global business opportunities. Today, the areas of people, planet, and profit are being used to describe the triple bottom line.

The 17th Annual OWIT conference will explore how these three elements are impacting international trade, and how you can position your organization most effectively in order to succeed in this new global environment.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

2:00 – 5:00 PM Conference Registration and Exhibits

5:00-7:00 PM Welcome & Networking Reception - Welcome to Mexico

Thursday, October 23, 2008

8:30-10:00 AM Breakfast & Opening Plenary Session

Keynote Speaker
International Trade: Advancing the Global Economic, Environmental, and Social Agenda

10:00-10:15 AM Coffee break & Exhibits

10:15-11:15 AM Session 1
Networking Workshop – Leap start Presentation !!!

11:15-11:30 AM Coffee break & Exhibits

11:30-12:30 Session 2

Track 1 So, what’s your company’s corporate sustainability strategy?

Track 2 Financing your “Green Business” as you go International

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch & Plenary Session
Keynote speaker

2:00-2:15 PM Coffee break & Exhibits

2:15-3:30 PM Session 3

Track 1 So, what’s all this talk about “Fair” trade?

Track 2 Best practices in international trade logistics and the triple bottom line

3:30-3:45 PM Coffee break & Exhibits

3:45-5:00 PM Session 4

Track 1 A practical CSR framework for doing business in developing economies

Track 2 Technology and Intellectual Property

7:00-10:00 PM President’s Dinner & Awards Ceremony
This dinner recognizes the recipients of the OWIT Woman of the Year, Member of the Year, and Chapter of the Year.

Friday, October 24, 2008

8:30-10:00 AM Breakfast & Plenary Session
Keynote Speaker

10:00-10:15 AM Coffee break & Exhibits

10:15-11:15 AM Session 5

Track 1 Global Markets: Good Enough for Men but Made for Women

Track 2 Emerging global economies- Providing opportunities for all

11:15-11:30 AM Coffee break & Exhibits

11:30-12:20 PM Session 6

Track 1 People and their impact on profit. Building an international workforce.

Track 2 Economic, Environmental, and Social Trends in International Trade

12:30-2:00 PM Lunch & Closing Plenary Session
The Social Side of Trade: How Women are Changing the Way We Conduct International Business.

2:10-3:15 PM Session 7
Track 1: Marketing’s Role in Corporate Strategy & CSR

Track 2 Social Accountability 8000: A new tool for international traders


Avenue Constitucion Ote.300
Nuevo Leon

Additional Information

Before 9/1: Members - $350 Non-members - $400 After 9/1: Members - $400 Non-members - $450