Automotive Supplier Association to Feature Baker Tilly Principal Jeff Jorge as Keynote

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (February 22, 2017) – Nationally recognized accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) announced Principal and International Growth Services Practice Leader Jeff Jorge will be a keynote speaker at the Original Equipment Suppliers’ (OESA) Sales Executive Council meeting on February 23, 2017.

The OESA is a non-profit trade association committed to championing the business interests of the automotive supplier community and addressing the concerns of their 430 member organization. The OESA Sales Executive Council, closed to non-members, serves as a platform to address issues of common concern and foster open dialogue. Current global developments have contributed to a greater demand from members for trade policy focused meetings and content.

“Recent geopolitical events have unquestionably resulted in an uncertain global economic climate,” Jorge said. “Sweeping and imminent changes have left many businesses wondering how to successfully operate – let alone thrive – in such a dynamic environment. I am pleased to be a part of the OESA and provide fellow members actionable techniques to better position their businesses to remain competitive.”

More recently, Baker Tilly’s existing on-demand trade advisory services have experienced a substantial increase in demand from companies under pressure from such recent changes.

Jorge leads Baker Tilly’s international growth services practice which, in collaboration with the firm’s wide range of professional services, helps thousands of manufacturers to competitively operate domestically and abroad. Jorge is responsible for delivering growth strategy formulation, implementation and turnkey international market entry support to companies in multiple industry sectors and foreign markets.

The council will be held on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the Somerset Inn in Troy.

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