Maryland Business Adapts 20/21

Maryland Business Adapts 20/21

Thursday, June 3, 2021
9 a.m. to Noon

Office of Career ServicesMaryland Smith Executive EducationU.S. Commercial ServiceMaryland Dept. of CommerceDEC

Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Services, the Office of Executive Education, the U.S. Export Assistance Center,
the Maryland Department of Commerce, and the Maryland/DC District Export Council.

Even when the global economy came to a halt due to COVID-19, business still carried on across borders. In Maryland, five companies found innovative ways to weather the storm. Now, they're sharing their learnings with others.


The initiative celebrates the adjustments during the pandemic of Maryland companies in international business while providing insights for topics like minimizing the business risk of their global operations or preparation for sudden operational changes.

The 20/21 Honorees

The five 20/21 honorees are Maryland-based companies that successfully pivoted during the pandemic to continue global sales and operations through innovations in product development, supply chain management, international marketing and eCommerce strategies, human resources management, and more.

Get Real HealthMiltec UVRife International


Rovner ProductsUnited One Source

The Event

The Maryland Business Adapts Roundtable will take place on Thursday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to Noon and will offer opportunities to hear from esteemed guest speakers, develop a plan to innovate in your workplace, learn from case studies featuring recognized honorees, and network with peers as you tackle today's business challenges.

The agenda includes:

Welcome remarks
Special Guests: Ben Cardin, U.S. Senator for Maryland & Kelly Schulz, Secretary of Commerce, State of Maryland
Darryll J. Pines, President, University of Maryland
Prabhudev Konana, Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Rebecca L. Bellinger, Executive Director, Center for Global Business, Robert H. Smith School of Business

A Maryland Keynote
Anthony Roche, Vice President Human Relations – Global and Corporate Functions, McCormick

Recognition Ceremony and Presentation of Honorees
Hear about how Maryland small businesses adapted in the global pandemic.

Take a deep dive with one of the honorees to learn about their pivots and share best practices among a group of your peers.

Bob Blandford, President, Miltec UV | Download executive summary
Michael Imgarten, President and CEO, United Source One | Download executive summary
Kwabena Osei-Sarpong, President and CEO, RIFE International | Download executive summary
Robin Wiener, President and Founding Partner, Get Real Health | Download executive summary
George Reeder, President/Owner, Rovner Products | Download executive summary

Innovation Workshop

Industry 4.0: Is your company ready?
Oliver Schlake, Clinical Professor and Entrepreneur
Learn what it takes to practice internal innovations and lead your company through any challenge.

Closing Remarks
Participants will also be entered to win a door prize, network with peers, and be connected with resources and programs available to Maryland companies to help them compete in the global marketplace.

Contact for Questions

If you have any questions about information from this year’s event to learn more about the nomination process for future years, please email the center at

This initiative is sponsored in part by CIBE, a Title VI grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Robert H. Smith School of Business
Map of Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland
Robert H. Smith School of Business
Van Munching Hall
College Park MD 20742