Charlotte, N.C. -- Charlotte-based Certified
Public Accounting firm GreerWalker is one of the sponsors of the
"Global Competitiveness Summit II" which will take place February
21, 2013 in the Harris Conference Center at Central Piedmont
Community College. The sold out event will cover the evolving
global marketplace's effect on the region's manufacturing and
distribution, construction, finance and employment and Charlotte's
leadership role in those sectors.
The discussion of how changes in global commerce will affect the
Charlotte region will feature speeches and panel conversations with
civic and business leaders from Charlotte and across the state.
Speakers include: Dr. Tony Zeiss, President, Central Piedmont
Community College, Sharon Decker, North Carolina Secretary of
Commerce, Dr. John Silvia, Managing Director and Chief Economist,
Wells Fargo, Michael Gallis, Principal, Michael Gallis &
Associates, Anthony Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, Seth Harris, United
States Acting Secretary of Labor, Mike Manis, Director, Community
& Economic Development, Centralina Council of Governments, Bob
Morgan, President, Charlotte Chamber, Ronnie Bryant, President,
Charlotte Regional Partnership, Peter Ammon, German Ambassador to
the United States, and Tanja Gonner, Board Chair, Deutsche
Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for
"As a firm with particular expertise in international business,
we are excited to foster conversations about the Charlotte region's
place in the global marketplace," said Michael A. McNamara, partner
with responsibility for GreerWalker's international audit practice
area. "For instance, our clients have an interest in the intermodal
freight facility coming to the Charlotte Douglas International
Airport as well as the shift it represents in the future of
commerce in the region. GreerWalker intends to put our clients in
the best possible financial position to take advantage of this
The event is the second in a series, building on the success of
the August 2012 summit. Its subtitle, "Adoption a Global Vision for
the Charlotte Region," speaks to the level of commitment some feel
is necessary for Charlotte to compete in the economy of the
"As business becomes more global, the successful companies will
capitalize on information from seminars such as this as well as the
counsel of trusted advisors whose role it is to address the
challenges of the growing international business environment.
Whether you're a Charlotte-based company doing business abroad or
an international firm with a Charlotte presence, these changes
represent an opportunity for growth," McNamara said.
Founded in Charlotte in 1984, GreerWalker provides assurance,
accounting, tax and business advisory services to a diversified
client base of privately held middle-market companies with
operations throughout the Carolinas and around the world.
Affiliates include GreerWalker Wealth Management and GreerWalker
Corporate Finance. For more information about the firm, call
704-353-8226 or visit greerwalker.com.