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International Trade and Foreign Director Investments Conference

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Event Date and Time: 
07/11/2013 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce will host a resource seminar to educate business persons in a 3 state region on business opportunities through exporting. Attend the International Trade & Foreign Direct Investments Conference to learn more about how your business can grow in the area of exporting and foreign direct investments.

Featuring keynote speakers Lakshmi Shyam-Sunder, Chief Financial Officer, Multi-Lateral Investment Guarantee Agency World Bank Group & H.E. Jan Matthysen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium.

Why you should go:

  • Grow Your Business: Small businesses account for 98% of all U.S. exporters, yet only a small percentage of established small businesses actually export, meaning many small firms are missing a big opportunity!

  • Identify Resources: Did you know that the states of Iowa and Illinois have foreign offices responsible for helping companies increase their export activities, and Exim Bank and World Bank specialize in foreign direct investments and export activities? Learn about resources available to help businesses conduct foreign trade.

  • Make Key Contacts: Network with corporate investment experts and representatives from the leading organizations in international trade and foreign direct investments.

Breakout Sessions:

  • Session One: U.S. Small Business Administration and Department of Commerce

  • Session Two: Iowa Economic Development Authority International Trade Office; Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity Office of Trade & Investment; and Small Business Development Center, International Trade

  • Session Three: Exim Bank and World Bank

  • Session Four: Quad City Foreign Trade Zone board & U.S. Custom and Border Protection

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