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FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE: COMPETING FOR A PLACE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Montgomery Community Media will host the Maryland-DC District Export Council, US Commercial Service, the Small Business Administration and Maryland business leaders to present a four-hour program on the challenges and opportunities facing companies going global.

The program will feature four panels covering key aspects of international trade. Speakers will include government executives as well as CEOs who have successfully taken their companies international. The program will be filmed in front of a studio audience of business leaders and will be streamed live to http://www.mymcmedia.org/.

Event Details:

  • When: April 22, 2014 - 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: Montgomery Community Television, Inc., 7548 Standish Place, Rockville MD 20855
  • Cost: $95 per person
  • For more information contact: Barabara.Farrar@trade.gov or (410)829-2386

FOUR PANELS ON KEY TOPICS FOR GOING GLOBAL

  • International Business Development—Sales, Marketing and Finding Partners Beyond America’s Borders

Bill Burwell, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center; Nancy Wallace, VP, Computer Frontiers;Mike Schneider, President, Far East Business

  • Trade Finance—Finding the Resources to Go Global and Getting Paid by International Customers

Bill Houck, Regional Manager, Small Business Administration; Yuki Fujiyama, International Trade Administration; Federico Manno, VP International, Fulton Bank

  • Manufacturing for a Global Customer Base

Speakers: Carl Livesay, State of Maryland, Department of Business and Economic Development & Chair, MD-DC District Export Council; Paul Quinn, VP, Ellicott Dredges

  • The Challenges of Selling Services Overseas

 Speakers: Mike Violette, CEO, Washington Labs; Michael Imgarten, CEO, United Source One

 Click here for more information on the Forum on International Trade.

 

  • The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (DED) is a government agency housed in the executive branch.  Its mission is to establish the County as a globally competitive, highly diversified, knowledge-based economy that encourages 1) new job creation and company formation and 2) company retention and growth.  It administers a broad spectrum of services including  financial incentive programs, a Business Innovation Network, workforce programs, global trade and small business assistance, marketing and supports its robust urban and agricultural communities.www.choosemontgomerymd.com; 240-777-2000. 

Montgomery County has independent economic development entities in two municipalities:

  • Economic Development Office, City of Gaithersburg www.gaithersburgmd.gov; 301-258-6310
  • Rockville Economic Development, Inc. www.rockvilleredi.org, 301-315-8096

     

  • The Montgomery Business Development Corporation (MBDC) is 100% publicly funded through DED as authorized by the County Council. It has an appointed board of directors from the private sector. MBDC’s focus areas include: marketing, advocacy, metrics, economic data, and business retention and expansion. http://montgomerybusiness.org; 240-399-3903.

     

  • The Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program recognizes businesses that have voluntarily made efforts to protect, preserve, and improve the environment.  The program focuses on day-to-day operations and management policies to foster Montgomery County business success in the green economy. The Green Business Certification Program is a unique partnership of the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection, The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and Montgomery College. http://mcgreenbiz.org  240-777-7775

With its diverse industries and ethnic business communities, additional State and local organizations are available for these sectors. A list and contact information for these organizations is available at http://www.choosemontgomerymd.com/business-community/local-business-organizations/.

There is a wealth of additional information available about Montgomery County, Maryland. We invite you to explore these useful links:

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