Thursday, October 22, 2009

Miami Export Seminar from is hosting a seminar for small business that will allow them to learn about export company support from the government.  This is a great event for international small businesses in South Florida.

Learn how local businesses successfully grew their sales with government solutions. This unique trade event is specially designed for small and medium-sized businesses wanting to start or grow their international sales.

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October 26, 2009

Successful Small Business Export Strategies:
Eight-City "Exports Live!" Seminar Series

Location: October 26th, 2009 - Conrad Miami Hotel 1395 Brickell Avenue (between 13th and 14th Streets) Miami, FL 33131,
Conrad Ballroom (Level Three)
For questions, call 305-503-6500

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8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Coffee

8:30 - 8:40 AM


Welcome and Introductory Remarks

Fred. P. Hochberg, Chairman and President
Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)

8:40 - 9:00 AM


Opening Remarks - "Why Exports Matter"

Carol M. Browner, Director,
White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy

A discussion on the importance of exports to our economy and their positive impact on job-creation and economic growth.

9:00 - 10:15 AM



Panel Discussion - "Success Stories from Small-Business Owners"

Neal Asbury, Chairman, Florida District Export Council, Miami, Fla.

Luis Arguello, Sr., President, DemeTech Corp., Miami, Fla.

Ana Rivera, Vice President, Qualitas Trading USA Corp., Miami, Fla.

Robert S. Hans, Senior Managing Director, IOS Partners Inc.

A moderator-led discussion with small-business leaders on how they were able to use government products and services to grow their businesses through exports.

10:15 - 10:45 AM


10:45 - 12:00 PM



Panel Discussion with Agency Officials - "How We Help"

J. Stephen Fancher, President and CEO, Florida Export Finance Corp.

Diane Farrell, Board Member, Ex-Im Bank

Leocadia I. Zak, Acting Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

Luz Hopewell, Director, Office of International Trade, Small Business Administration (SBA)

Alison Germak, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Eduardo Torres, U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

A moderator-led discussion with agency officials who explain how their products and services can help business owners expand their export opportunities.

12:15 - 1:15 PM


Luncheon and Remarks

U.S. Representative Ron Klein (D-Fla.), representing Florida's 22nd Congressional District

Speaker delivers remarks following luncheon.

1:30 - 3:30 PM

One-On-One Trade Counseling Sessions for Attendees

Guests are given the opportunity to have brief one-on-one meetings with agency officials and local export development officials to ask questions and learn more about how their products and services can be applied to specific businesses.
(Priority is given to those who register early)

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