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SXSW 2019

How to Survive a Trade War

Nationalism, populism and tensions over global trade and immigration are on the rise. The United States has implemented new tariff and travel barriers. Canada, China and the EU are retaliating against U.S. trade moves. Brexit is gripping Europe. China and other countries are contemplating new barriers to foreign technology companies. Join startups, technology companies and community partners to explore what increased global tensions mean for startups, what it means to be Born Global in an age of growing nationalism, and how to survive a trade war.

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  1. Get up to speed on the state of global trade and immigration tensions.
  2. Understand the impact of global trade and immigration barriers on startups and technology companies and how they are adjusting their business models.
  3. Explore strategies for maximizing your global impact, leveraging government and technology resources and protecting your brand in an uncertain world.



Jake Colvin, Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Entrepreneurship & Startups
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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