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Navigating Global Trade Controls as a Strategic Advantage in Procurement Strategies; earn 7.5 CEH

October 19, 2017
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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Pfizer Inc - East Gate Visitor Center
284 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340

Seminar Synopsis:

  • As companies deploy increasingly complex global supply chains, the management of global trade controls becomes critical. Understanding of compliance implications and risks as well as the opportunities will help  ensure informed decision making and drive supply chain optimization.
  • Development of an efficient global supply chain strategy allows companies to maximize the benefits of international trade and maximize on opportunities for cost savings, improved supply chain velocity and strategic inputs that can provide your company with a competitive advantage.
  • Learn about these issues and best practices which will better position you to:
    • Optimize your supply chain strategy to identify cost savings opportunities.
    • Optimize your internal Organization to manage the trade control risks and opportunities
    • Master your processes and practices to improve trade compliance.
    • Increase awareness to ensure informed decision making within your organization.
    • Identify Trade related Sourcing Considerations that can positively impact your business


  • Tom Zanca, Senior Director of Trade Controls, Pfizer, Inc.
  • Wendy Dagner, Manager of Export Controls, Pfizer Inc.
  • Jim Shaw, Director of US/ Canada Trade Controls, Pfizer Inc.


Thomas Zanca is the Senior Director leading Pfizer’s Global Trade Compliance & Strategy team. In this role he is responsible for developing and maintaining the trade framework and process infrastructure necessary to support Pfizer’s increasing global footprint. Through proactive strategic trade efforts, his team has added value by deriving real economic advantages while improving compliance and facilitating the global supply chain. Tom has been with Pfizer for 15 years. Prior to joining Pfizer, Tom served as a consultant across several industries providing guidance on the rapidly changing trade environment. Tom holds a BS from Southern CT State University and MBA from the UCONN.


$295.00 ISM-CT Members
$245.00 Earlybird rate before October 14

$399.00 Non-Members; this includes membership to ISM-CT until the end of 2018
$349.00 Earlybird rate before October 14