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Diane Alleva Caceres

About Diane Alleva Caceres

Diane is Founder and Managing Director of Market Access International, Inc. (MAI, Inc.). She oversees the company’s growth, management and provides technical assistance in international trade, investment and enterprise development. Her experience spans 27 countries across all regions. Over a 25-year period she has held high-level positions in several organizations including MAI, Australian Trade Commission, U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Center for Trade and Investment Services covering North Africa and the Middle East, World Technology Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Asia Program.

The US-Canada Innovation Ecosystem

The US-Canada bilateral trade and investment relationship is the largest in the world with $714.1 billion worth of goods and services traded in 2018. No wonder trade tariffs and the still to be approved, US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continue to make headlines. Disrupting supply chains and an economic partnership of this size forces firms and consumers to make costly adjustments, but under the radar is a vibrant innovation ecosystem between the two countries. Organizations from both the US and Canada are teaming up in ways that positively impact value chains of R&D partners, [...]

By |2019-08-24T21:47:52+00:00August 24th, 2019|Insights|0 Comments

Managing International Payables

Managing International Payables In today’s global economy, small-to-medium sized companies increasingly source goods and services from international suppliers. These suppliers offer a wide range of high-quality products that are in great demand all over the world, including French cheese, Australian wine, Italian tile, Danish furniture, German precision equipment, Japanese electronics, and Swiss watches. Without the negotiating leverage of larger companies, paying international suppliers in a timely and cost efficient manner can be challenging, especially for smaller companies. In today’s global economy, small-to-medium sized companies increasingly source goods and services from international suppliers. [...]

By |2019-08-24T22:03:47+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Insights|0 Comments

Savvy CFO Strategies for Hedging Foreign Exchange Risk

To some, the word “hedging” has a negative connotation, maybe because it brings to mind high-risk or complicated hedge fund strategies. But currency hedging is a straightforward management practice for reducing or eliminating foreign exchange (FX) currency risk, like an insurance policy a company can buy to protect its profits from FX movements. When a U.S. company commits to a future transaction where foreign currency is paid or received, that company runs the risk of losing money if the value of the currency changes before payment is made or received. Savvy chief [...]

By |2019-08-24T20:32:02+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Insights|0 Comments

The Yield Curve Inverted… Now What?

Much has been discussed lately how close we may be to a recession. This week, one of the major signs of trouble according to precedent from previous economic crises came in the form of the inverted yield curve. Yield is usually the return that you hope an investment gives you in return for your risk-taking, but ultimately charts are showing that putting faith in bonds out in the long-term, say 10-year U.S. treasury bond, for example, does not pay you more than the short-term investment into a 2-year treasury bond. Ultimately, in [...]

By |2019-08-24T20:33:24+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Insights|0 Comments

Michelle Nunn Receives the Portman Global Leadership Award at Georgia’s 3rd Annual World Trade Day

Over 220 executives and thought leaders in global trade and investment attended the World Trade Center Atlanta's 3rd Annual World Trade Day on May 3rd, 2018. This year’s theme was, “Trade Talk: Capturing Global Markets in a Turbulent World.” Similar to last year, the event included a full-day conference with eight panel discussions and a keynote address by Griffith "Griff" V. Lynch, Executive Director Georgia Ports Authority. New this year was the expansion of the  International Pavilion. The John C. Portman Global Leadership Award, created to honor the legacy of John C. [...]

By |2019-08-23T22:36:11+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Events|0 Comments

Southeastern U.S.//Canadian Province Alliance 2018 – MAI Drives B2B Success

For the 11th year in a row, the MAI team of industry specialists including Bruce MacLellan, Diane Alleva Caceres, Crystal Porter, Doug Wood and Sheillach McDougall designed and implemented a successful B2B component of the Southeastern United States//Canadian Province Alliance conference in Mobile, AL 3-5 June 2018 hosted by Alabama's Department of Commerce. Over 70 companies - from large anchor companies like Mercedes Benz, Airbus and Austal t0 many SMES - met one-one-one to discuss a variety of potential business relationships from R&D partnerships and supply chain development to joint ventures and [...]

By |2019-08-23T22:46:45+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Events|0 Comments

The World Trade Center Atlanta Hosts 2nd Annual World Trade Day

Market Access International's CEO Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres Chairs 2nd Annual Event and Hosts Trade Panel Working to help organizations grow through global trade and investment, The World Trade Center Atlanta held its 2nd Annual World Trade Day on May 4, 2018. This year’s theme was, “High Stake Innovations Impacting the Global Stage.” The event included a full-day conference with eight panel discussions and a keynote address by Bryson Koehler, CTO, IBM Watson and IBM Cloud. This year the World Trade Center Atlanta created the John C. Portman Global Leadership Award to [...]

By |2018-06-23T21:13:56+00:00May 29th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

41st Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers

  The NEG/ECP held their 41st conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Edward Island, Canada on August 27-29, 2017. MAI, as the third party private sector partner, drove B2B discussions with strategic advisory services and on-site meetings among energy and food companies. In an effort to add value to its annual conference especially for private sector participants, the NEG/ECP for the first time incorporated B2B meetings alongside core conference panel discussions. MAI is honored to be a valued partner in this prestigious gathering of governors and premiers seeking to create sustainable economic development [...]

By |2018-08-06T22:08:00+00:00September 9th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

SEUS//CP Alliance Conference 4-6 June 2017 Toronto, Ontario

For the 10th year in a row, the MAI team designed and implemented a successful B2B component of the Southeastern United States//Canadian Province Alliance conference in Toronto, Ontario 4-6 June 2017 hosted by the province of Ontario and its Ministry of International Trade. Over 120 companies, institutes and university research departments met one-one-one to discuss a variety of potential business relationships from R&D partnerships and supply chain development to joint ventures and sales and distribution. Key industries included automotive, information communications technologies and clean technologies. The conference and B2B meetings yielded signed [...]

By |2019-01-03T22:23:25+00:00June 13th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

World Trade Day – Georgia Conference

For Release: IMMEDIATE Dan Curran 770-658-9586 (cell) or DanCurran@CurranPR.com Dr. Diane Alleva Cáceres of Market Access International, Inc. to Speak at World Trade Day Conference 2017 World Trade Center Atlanta Event to Feature Keynote Address by Matthew T. McGuire, Former U.S.Executive Director of The World Bank Group Governor Deal Proclaims Conference Date as World Trade Day in Georgia ATLANTA, GA. (April 2017) – Leaders of World Trade Center Atlanta have announced that Dr. Diane Alleva Caceres of Market Access International, Inc. will be a featured member of the panel discussion: North America [...]

By |2018-05-29T21:54:34+00:00June 12th, 2017|Events|0 Comments