Dr. Paul Freedenberg 
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Trade Consulting Group, (TCG)

Key takeaways from this presentation:

  • Learn why Iran, Russia, and Cuba seem to be attractive new grounds for manufacturing. 
  • Find out why international sanctions and unilateral U.S. sanctions still pose a barrier to entry into these apparently attractive markets.  
  • Explore the pitfalls of these markets as well as the limited opportunities that they offer.


With more than 20 years of experience working in export control, technology transfer, and trade issues, Paul provides trade and export control strategy and consultation. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, Paul served as the first Under Secretary for Export Administration at the Department of Commerce to separate the export control function from export promotion. He has also served as director of the Senate Banking Committee’s Subcommittee on International Finance, with jurisdiction over issues such as international trade and finance, technology transfer, the multilateral banks, and the International Monetary Fund.