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Hannover Messe Delegation Spotlight: The ACT●1 Group and Agile●1

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MBDA
Created on April 29, 2016
 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. minority-owned business that will join the MBDA Hannover Messe delegation.

At World’s Largest Industrial Trade Fair, ACT●1 Group Expands European Footprint

Janice Bryant HowroydExpanding opportunities in European Union (EU) countries remains an essential goal of ACT●1 Group, a workforce management firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The firm accompanied the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) at Hannover Messe,  April 25-29, 2016.

Founded in 1978, ACT●1 Group focuses on “keeping the ‘humanity’ in human resources,” according to Janice Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO. With client operations in more than a dozen nations including India, Mexico, Brazil and South Korea, ACT●1 Group was excited to become part of MBDA’s first official delegation at Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair in industrial technology. 

Peter Carvalho, President of Agile●1 participated in the MBDA policy roundtable, ceremonial events, and exhibit fair, building networking connections to expand the company’s footprint within the EU. The company also leveraged MBDA expertise, and plans to follow up with contacts formed during the event.

MBDA Hannover Messe Delegation Spotlight: Sana, Inc.

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MBDA
Created on April 22, 2016
 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. minority-owned business that will join the MBDA Hannover Messe delegation.

SanchezSANA International Commerce, Inc. is an international company that facilitates the global acquisition of materials for businesses. Established in 1994 in San Antonio, TX, SANA primarily focuses on the sales and distribution of renewable products and the manufacturing of solar products for special application.

Sanchez is excited about providing his company visibility in international markets and among 70+ countries at Hannover Messe 2016. The company is preparing for added exposure by bolstering SANA’s marketing presence, as well as identifying networking events of interest throughout the week.

MBDA has proved an integral resource to SANA. The San Antonio Business Center has offered “incredible” support to the exporting powerhouse, connecting the company to new markets and providing dependable and ongoing business guidance.

MBDA Hannover Messe Delegation Spotlight: Aimtek, Inc.

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MBDA
Created on April 21, 2016
 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. minority-owned business that will join the MBDA Hannover Messe delegation.

Amar KapurHeadquartered in Auburn, Massachusetts, Aimtek, Inc. provides metal joining products and services to the aerospace, power generation, defense, and manufacturing industries. In 2013, the company celebrated its 40th anniversary. Amar Kapur, the President and CEO, founded the independently owned company in 1973.

Recently, Aimtek has experienced increased revenue in exporting, resulting in added jobs. By participating in Hannover Messe, the company hopes to further Aimtek’s exporting reach, as well as expand its overall global footprint.

Like many business owners, Kapur also plans to leverage the vast networking opportunities Hannover Messe provides, as well as identifying new opportunities to expand its licensing of manufactured products within the U.S. Kapur is seeking to form new joint ventures and alliances with other countries in attendance as well.

To prepare for Hannover Messe, Aimtek, Inc. has participated in several MBDA-sponsored tradeshows, seminars, and networking events, as well as in one-on-one meetings with several directors of local MBDA business centers.

MBDA Hannover Messe Delegation Spotlight: Menawat & Co.

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MBDA
Created on April 20, 2016
 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series highlighting the upcoming Hannover Messe Trade Show April 25—29, 2016. This series will highlight U.S. minority-owned business that will join the MBDA Hannover Messe delegation.

Adam Garfein, Ph. D.Menawat & Co. works with businesses in manufacturing and service industries to improve operations and financial performance. Formed in 2005 and co-founded by Adam Garfein, Ph.D., the company will announce the next generation of its ProFIT-MAP™ software at Hannover Messe 2016. ProFIT-MAP™ is a Predicative Operational Analytics solution aimed at improving business operations as a whole, resulting in sustainable financial benefits for its users. 

By attending Hannover Messe, Garfein hopes to develop EU-based sales agents, identify potential partners, and increase its customer base across all industries. The company is also looking forward to leveraging U.S. government resources, as well as witnessing President Obama’s speech at the opening of the event on April 24.

Commerce Department’s U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Seeks Membership Applicants

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ITA News
Created on April 19, 2016
 

The Department of Commerce is excited to announce that we are actively seeking candidates to serve on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board).  The Board, established in 2003, serves as the advisory body to the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry in the United States.  The Board provides recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce and agencies that are part of the Tourism Policy Council, including the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Transportation, Interior, and others to ensure that the United States remains the preeminent destination for international inbound travel and tourism.

During the upcoming 2016-2018 term of the Board, members will provide valuable recommendations on implementation of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy, as well as to help shape the next National Travel and Tourism Strategy following the 2017 conclusion of the current program of work.

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