Export University to be Held on Wednesday August 5th

ExportimageWith 75% of the world’s purchasing power residing outside of the United States, small businesses cannot afford to ignore developing an export strategy to grow their bottom line. Becoming a successful exporter involves planning and connecting with the right resources. Export University brings together international experts from the field to discuss the mechanics of going global. From topics such as organizing for export, conducting international market research, to export financing, logistics, and live case studies with small business owners who currently export, this is the only one-day workshop in Northeast Florida offering so much in one place.

 

 

EXPORT UNIVERSITY 101: INTRODUCTION TO EXPORTING

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

7:45 am-4:30 pm

UNF Adam W. Herbert University Center

$45 per person

Register at: http://go.usa.gov/3dyXR

A selection of our guest speakers is listed below.

Jorge Arce, U.S. Commercial Service

Mr. Arce is Director and Senior Trade Specialist with the U.S. Commercial Service (U.S. Department of Commerce). His duties include assisting and consulting Northeast Florida companies on exporting “Made in USA” products and services worldwide. His mission is to assist U.S. manufacturers, service providers, and their representatives to establish distribution channels around the world, through U.S. Commercial Service operations in over 160 cities in 80 countries.

Larry Bernaski, Enterprise Florida

Larry Bernaski is the Regional Manager for International Business Development and Canada Specialist for Enterprise Florida in Jacksonville. Enterprise Florida is the primary economic development office for the State of Florida. Enterprise Florida’s mission is to create a greater awareness for the advantage of doing business in Florida and with Florida businesses; attracting foreign direct investment into Florida and assisting Florida businesses with the international business development activities.

Jennifer Simpson, Meridian Finance Group

Jennifer Simpson is Director of Sales for Meridian Finance Group, a company providing credit, insurance, and financial services that help exporters increase their international sales. Jennifer studied Marketing Management and has over 15 years of experience in credit insurance, Tax and Financial Statement Preparation, Commercial Insurance Financing, and Finance Management.

David Matos, TD Bank

David Matos is a Global Trade Finance Specialist and a seasoned professional in the International Financial Services Industry. He is currently Vice President of Global Trade Finance for TD Bank. He brings a unique perspective to the market because of his vast experience working in the international operations and sales departments of several multinational money center banks including, Security Pacific Bank, National Westminster Bank, Fleet Bank Boston and Bank of America.

 

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