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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Embassy Series: The Baltic Question

Posted to Event by Ms. Linda Mysliwy Conlin of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia at 10:01 AM

The Baltic Question: Is the Region Secure in its Post Soviet Success... or is Russia Lying in Wait?

Date: Thurs., Oct. 8, 2015
Location: Top of the Tower, 1717 Arch Street - 51 East, Philadelphia
Schedule:
5:30-6:15 Cocktail reception
6:15-7:15 Program
7:15-7:30 Networking
Through centuries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have each maintained their own distinct cultural heritage, yet many common interests naturally evolved between the Baltic nations, other former Soviet republics, and the larger European community.
All sharing borders with Russia, the Baltic nations today must address a concern expressed by Britain's Defence Secretary when he warned that Russian president Putin presents a "clear and present danger" to the Baltic region.
The Ambassadors of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to the U.S will join us in Philadelphia to discuss the accomplishments and future of their region, and opportunities for expanding commercial ties with the Greater Philadelphia Region.

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China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

Posted to Event by Ms. Linda Mysliwy Conlin of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia at 9:35 AM

The World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, in coordination with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and Arcadia University, invite you to a town hall meeting and live webcast featuring expert panelists Robert Rubin, Sheldon Day, and Daniel Rosen. These expert panelists will lead a discussion on what China's investments in the United States mean for American workers, communities, and the economy.

Arcadia University Commons Building - Great Room
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038

Reception: 06:15 PM EST
Meeting/Webcast: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM EST

This is a free event.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Philadelphia International Showcase

Posted to Event by Ms. Graziella DiNuzzo of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia at 1:17 PM

The Philadelphia International Showcase is the culminating event of The Pennsylvania International Week (PIW), which is recognized as the region’s leading international networking event, bringing together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to “showcase” the international vitality of the region.
In addition to local business leaders, government officials, and representatives from the region’s economic development organizations, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs) from around the globe will be in attendance.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Register Today: Global Business Conference (March 7)

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 11:49 AM

This year's conference, "Gaining the Global Edge: The Markets, the Strategies for Success", will provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to make informed global business decisions in 2013. The conference will feature a leading economist's outlook on the future of the global economy, an overview of the newest emerging markets that you should consider, a panel of businesses successfully exporting, and practical advice to help you increase your business' export sales. Keynote address provided by U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Global Business Conference

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 3:09 PM

The 2013 Global Business Conference is the region’s leading international trade forum, bringing together business leaders, senior government officials, and global “thought-leaders” to share insight on the leading economic trends and competitive strategies shaping the global economy. This year's conference, "Gaining the Global Edge: The Markets, the Strategies for Success", will provide you with the tools and strategies necessary to make informed global business decisions in 2013. The conference will feature a leading economist's outlook on the future of the global economy, an overview of the newest emerging markets that you should consider, a panel of businesses successfully exporting, and practical advice to help you increase your business' export sales.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Export Finance Workshop: How to Process and Finance an Export Order

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 9:49 AM

You have an opportunity for an important sale. You have received a Request for Quotation, and do not know where to begin. We can help! This workshop will help you identify the necessary steps you need to take – from obtaining an International Credit Report on your prospective customer to determining the best method of payment. We will walk you through how to use export credit insurance to protect against buyer non-payment, offer extended payment terms to strengthen your quote, and to obtain working capital loans by insuring foreign receivables. You will receive the latest information on new financing programs available with U.S. government backing from the Export–Import Bank of the United States and the Small Business Administration. You will also hear from companies like yours who have successfully utilized this financing to grow their international business.

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Friday, October 12, 2012

State of the Port Address & Luncheon

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 10:12 AM

State of the Port Address & Luncheon is your opportunity to gather with the port community and learn of the latest global and regional port developments.

•Get the latest trade route intelligence & industry trends
•Hear how industry trends will affect your supply chain
•Network with port, terminal & logistics executives

The keynote presentation, “Dynamics of Shifting Logistics Patterns” will be given by Jeff Sweeney, VP of Martin Associates. Martin Associates is an economic consulting firm with 20+ years experience assessing economic impacts to the world’s transportation systems. He is a specialist in economic impact analysis of seaports and airports, and has conducted studies for the Ports of Philadelphia, Wilmington, & Baltimore.

Dennis Rochford, President of The Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, will provide an update on key legislative, regulatory, funding and other issues affecting the port community.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pennsylvania International Week - Pre-scheduled meetings with International Trade Reps

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 11:17 AM

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Union League
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Arcadia University
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Pennsylvania International Week (PIW) is an annual program, organized in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. During this week, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs), covering major markets around the world, visit Philadelphia to meet with local companies and discuss export opportunities in their respective markets. If you are a Pennsylvania exporter, PIW offers an important opportunity for you and gain valuable market insight to guide your international business strategy.

Please contact your international trade specialist to schedule your one-on-one appointments.


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Philadelphia International Showcase Reception

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 10:53 AM

Philadelphia International Showcase is recognized as the region’s leading international business reception and networking event, Showcase brings together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination.

In addition to local business leaders, government officials, and representatives from the region’s economic development organizations, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs) from around the globe will be in attendance to informally discuss business opportunities in their respective markets.

Remarks will be provided by Allison Vulgamore, president and chief executive officer of The Philadelphia Orchestra.


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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

World Trade Centers Day Dinner & 10th Anniversary Celebration

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 10:34 AM

Each year, the WTCGP presents the World Trade Centers’ Day Dinner and Awards to celebrate the global achievement of the Greater Philadelphia region and to recognize those international business leaders who have made a significant contribution to regional and national economic growth.

The 2012 Dinner is especially significant as we celebrate our tenth year of providing international trade services and global connections to help Pennsylvania and New Jersey companies succeed in global markets.

Honorees include:

- The Honorable Thomas W. Corbett - Governor of Pennsylvania
2012 Global Business Leadership Award
Accepted by: The Honorable Secretary, C. Alan Walker
Department of Community & Economic Development

- White and Williams LLP
2012 Member Company of the Year – Pennsylvania

- SEA BOX, Inc.
2012 Member Company of the Year – New Jersey


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Monday, April 23, 2012

World Trade Centers Day Dinner & Awards

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 11:15 AM

The World Trade Centers Day Dinner & Awards honors the region’s international business leaders and recognizes the contributions of world trade centers around the globe. 2012 marks the 10th Anniversary of the WTCGP, so the event will also be an opportunity to celebrate our organization’s rich history and recognize the individuals who have been instrumental in our growth.

This year, our honorees include:
- The Honorable Thomas W. Corbett – Governor of Pennsylvania
2012 Global Business Leadership Award

- White and Williams LLP
2012 Member Company of the Year – Pennsylvania

- SEA BOX, Inc.
2012 Member Company of the Year – New Jersey

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available, see the attached form for more details.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Global Business Conference: Mapping the Global Economy in 2012

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 1:38 PM

On February 28, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, in cooperation with Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business, will host its 9th Annual Global Business Conference at the Creese Student Union Complex at Drexel University.

This year’s conference, entitled “Mapping the Global Economy in 2012” will include a panel discussion on the future of the global economy, an update on free trade agreements and streamlining cross-border trade with Canada, and a panel on how small and medium-sized businesses are successfully capturing their share of international markets. In addition, attendees will hear an exciting keynote address that talks about a new paradigm for U.S. exporters.

Register today!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

State of the Port Address & Luncheon

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 4:01 PM

The State of the Port Address & Luncheon is your opportunity to gather with the local port community and learn of the latest global and regional port developments affecting your business growth. This event is organized by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and the World Trade Association (WTA) of Philadelphia, Inc.

An update and overview of the Greater Philadelphia region ports will be given by Dennis Rochford, president of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay. Mr. Rochford has taken the lead on behalf of the tri-state maritime community in the effort to deepen the Delaware River main shipping channel.

The keynote presentation will be given by Paul Bingham, Economic Practice Leader for transportation and infrastructure consulting firm, Wilbur Smith Associates. Mr. Bingham manages the firm’s economics team analyzing the economic impacts, financial feasibility, and the costs and benefits of transportation policy and infrastructure developments.


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

State of the Port Address & Luncheon

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 12:07 PM

If you’re involved in international business, whether you export or import, your business depends on one of the Greater Philadelphia region’s greatest assets: its infrastructure. With expanding port, airport and rail facilities on the horizon, the Greater Philadelphia region is poised for tremendous growth along the Delaware River – a thriving gateway for international trade!

The State of the Port Address and Luncheon is your opportunity to gather with the local port community and learn of the latest global and regional port developments affecting your business growth.


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Opportunity in Canada: Athabasca Oil Sands Region

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 12:07 PM

Canada sends more than 99 percent of its oil exports to the United States. Half of the crude oil imported into the country is from the oil sands. As the top supplier of oil to the U.S., Canada will be a major player in the energy and economic transformation in the years to come. Join us for a discussion on how oil sands development contributes to U.S. energy security and how manufacturing links and pipeline expansions are translating into thousands of U.S. jobs for construction workers, trade people, engineers, and a variety of manufacturers. The seminar will also review how industry is now unlocking the potential of the oil sands in a way that balances the economic realities with environmental concerns using innovation and technology.


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Accelerating the Growth of Technology, Life Science and Environmental Companies

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 12:05 PM

If you’re not thinking “big” for your small business, you’re missing out on lucrative opportunities overseas. Environmental, clean technology, life science, biotech and other technology companies have significant opportunities to expand in growing global markets. Does it sound impossible? Well, it’s not. Small businesses make up 97 percent of all exporters. During this seminar you will learn how to take the first step into global markets by developing a targeted market entry strategy, learning how to comply with U.S. and foreign regulations, and accessing available financing for your sales orders. You will discover how to gain access to free or low-cost export counseling and hear from experienced exporters who started out small, just like you.


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Philadelphia International Showcase

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 4:51 PM

Recognized as the region’s leading international business reception and networking event, Showcase brings together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination. State Senator Mike Brubaker will provide keynote remarks.

In addition to local business leaders, government officials, and representatives from the region’s economic development organizations, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs) from around the globe will be in attendance to informally discuss business opportunities in their respective markets. So, plan to join us for an enjoyable evening and opportunity to build key global business connections!


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Pennsylvania International Week

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 4:50 PM

Two days of meetings and events during Pennsylvania International Week (PIW) are being held on September 22 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue in Philadelphia and September 23 at the Ellis Preserve in Newtown Square. PIW offers a terrific opportunity for Pennsylvania companies interested in starting or strengthening existing export programs to meet one-on-one with Pennsylvania’s authorized international trade representatives from 20 overseas offices, covering 60 country markets.

Contact the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia to set up your one-on-one appointments! Appointment slots are filling fast!


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Friday, August 05, 2011

Pennsylvania International Week

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 1:01 PM

September 22, 2011 (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Hyatt at the Bellevue

September 23, 2011 (8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Ellis Preserve at Newtown Square

Pennsylvania International Week (PIW) is an annual program, organized in partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development. During this week, Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs), covering major markets around the world, visit Philadelphia to meet with local companies and discuss export opportunities in their respective markets. If you are a Pennsylvania exporter, PIW offers an important opportunity for you to have individual, pre-scheduled meetings and gain valuable market insight to guide your international business strategy. This promises to be a very popular program, so please contact your international trade specialist for more information and to schedule your one-on-one appointments with the ATRs!

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Philadelphia International Showcase

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 12:59 PM

September 22, 2011
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hyatt at the Bellevue

Recognized as the region’s leading international business reception and networking event, Showcase brings together the international business, diplomatic, and academic communities to “showcase” the international vitality of the region and celebrate Greater Philadelphia as a world-class region and international business destination.

So, plan to join us for an enjoyable evening and opportunity to build key global business connections!

Special guests include:
• State Senator Mike Brubaker, Chairman of the Senate International Commerce Caucus in the Pennsylvania General Assembly and Co-Chair of the Council of State Government’s International Committee.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Pre-Mission Briefing: Business Opportunities with Peru and Brazil

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 9:48 AM

Join us for a breakfast briefing with senior Latin American officials and experts to discuss the October trade mission and business opportunities in these emerging markets. This briefing is presented by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia in partnership with the Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce of Pennsylvania and the Brazilian Honorary Consulate of Philadelphia.

Our expert speakers include:

- Minister Counselor Ernesto Araujo, Embassy of Brazil, Head of the Commercial Section
- Counselor Rafael Suarez, Embassy of Peru, Head of the Economic Section
- Brian Brisson, Regional Director, Western Hemisphere, Office of International Operations, U.S. Commercial Service


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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Annual World Trade Centers' Day Dinner and Awards

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 5:02 PM

The World Trade Centers Day Dinner is our signature event of the year and serves as the preeminent gathering for the international business community in Philadelphia. The event offers the opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions that leading organizations and individuals have made to the region’s economic growth and global development.

Honorees:

2011 Global Business Leadership Award - Organization
- Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

2011 Global Business Leadership Award - Individual
- Thomas G. Morr, President and CEO, Select Greater Philadelphia

2011 Member Company of the Year
- Weston Solutions, Inc.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

World Trade Centers Day Dinner and Awards

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 4:24 PM

The World Trade Centers Day Dinner is our signature event of the year. The evening recognizes the region's international business leaders and the contribution to economic growth made by the world trade centers located in over 93 countries around the globe.

Honorees:

2011 Global Business Leadership Award - Organization
- Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)

2011 Global Business Leadership Award - Individual
- Thomas G. Morr, President and CEO, Select Greater Philadelphia

2011 Member Company of the Year
- Weston Solutions, Inc.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Global Business Conference 2011 -

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 9:51 AM

The Global Business Conference 2011 is a full-day annual conference that brings together regional business leaders, senior government officials, and industry executives.

We are pleased to announce that Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, will provide the keynote address at the Global Business Conference 2011 on February 9.

Expert speakers include:
- Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States
- Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness
- Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
- Donald D. Wirth, Vice President - Global Operations, Corporate Supply Chains, DuPont
- Myriam Siftar, President, MTM LinguaSoft

What you will learn:
- The global market outlook for 2011
- An update on the President's National Export Initiative (NEI)
- Ways to gain access to export financing
- Online marketing strategies to assist you in growing your export sales

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Global Business Conference 2011

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 11:50 AM

Date: 2/9/2011
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fee:
Non-Member Fee: $150
Member Fee: $125

Location:
Drexel University
Behrakis Grand Hall
3210 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

This year’s conference, "Achieving the National Export Initiative: Tools for Success in Global Markets", will give an outlook on global market trends and provide an update on the National Export Initiative since its implementation in 2010. In addition, you will learn practical tools to help increase your businesses export sales.

Expert speakers include:
- Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States
- Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness
- Donald D. Wirth, Vice President - Global Operations, Corporate Supply Chains, DuPont
- Myriam Siftar, President, MTM LinguaSoft
- Joshua Dillard, Manager of Market Research, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please see attached form.


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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Sustainable Business Conference & Green Expo

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 10:53 AM

October 12, 2010
8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Enterprise Center
Drexel University
3128 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

Are you looking for a way to measure your organizations environmental impact along with its financial return?

The Triple Bottom Line (people, planet, profit) is a way for organizations to measure their success in terms of social and environmental values in addition to the traditional economic measures. During The Triple Bottom Line: Profit vs. Practice conference you will learn strategies to implement sustainable practices and lessons learned from other organizations.

The conference will include a continental breakfast and lunch. During the conference there will be a Green Expo where vendors can provide informational about the latest environmentally friendly products and services.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Philadelphia International Showcase (Sept 29)

Posted to Event by Ms. Marissa Collen of at 10:08 AM

Philadelphia International Showcase is the region's leading international business reception and networking event that celebrates the region's global presence and highlights the many international organizations and businesses.

Date: September 29, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location:
Wachovia Main Bank Lobby
123 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA

Guest speakers include:
- Hugh Long II, Regional President, Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company
- Wilfred Muskens, Deputy Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
-Andrew E. Dinniman, State Senator (Chester & Montgomery), Co-Chair, Pennsylvania International Commerce Caucus

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Three sponsorship levels allow you to receive free tickets to the reception and the opportunity to advertise your company to the region's leading business executives, government leaders, and international trade specialists.


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Global Business Conference: Preparing for the Rebound: Strategies for Success in Global Markets

Posted to Event by Mr. Michael Colligan of at 4:19 PM

2/3/10, 8:00-3:00, Drexel University, Behrakis Hall, 3210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia,PA

Learn how the financial crisis has realigned regional economies and hear strategies from companies that are prospering despite the challenging financial slowdown.

Keynote Address: U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dennis F. Hightower.

The event will include a panel on developments in the Americas, Middle East, China, and India.

As well as, a panel on new technologies and growth drivers including nanotechnology,renewable energy, and regional strengths.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Export Finance Workshop - "Accessing Capital in Today’s Tight Credit Markets"

Posted to Event by Ms. Linda Mysliwy Conlin of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia at 10:15 AM

The WTCGP and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. join the region's leading lenders to demonstrate the latest financial tools and strategies to increase your export sales.

Who Should Attend:
CEO’s, CFO’s, and International Marketing Managers of companies who are actively exporting or export-ready.

Learn Financial Strategies to:
- Enter new foreign markets while reducing the risk of buyer non-payment
- Increase sales in your existing markets and gain a competitive advantage by offering credit to buyers/distributors
- Obtain working capital to improve cash flow and fulfill sales orders

What You Will Receive:
A comprehensive export finance handbook with key contacts as a valuable reference for developing your international business strategies.

The WTCGP has gathered national and regional experts in trade finance, as well as local companies willing to share their success stories, all to provide your company with practical strategies to grow your international sales.


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Export Finance Workshop - "Accessing Capital in Today’s Tight Credit Markets"

Posted to Event by Ms. Linda Mysliwy Conlin of World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia at 2:28 PM

The WTCGP and the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. join the region's leading lenders to demonstrate the latest financial tools and strategies to increase your export sales.

Who Should Attend: CEO’s, CFO’s, and International Marketing Managers of companies who are actively exporting or export-ready.

Learn Financial Strategies to:
- Enter new foreign markets while reducing the risk of buyer non-payment
- Increase sales in your existing markets and gain a competitive advantage by offering credit to buyers/distributors
- Obtain working capital to improve cash flow and fulfill sales orders

What You Will Receive: A comprehensive export finance handbook with key contacts as a valuable reference for developing your international business strategies.


The WTCGP has gathered national and regional experts in trade finance, as well as local companies willing to share their success stories, all to provide your company with practical strategies to grow your international sales.


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