Automation Alley- Exporting Demystified: Tips for Growing Your Business Globally
Join Automation Alley and a panel of international business experts as they share their firsthand insights about the opportunities and challenges of doing business worldwide. They will also demystify the export process and explain why the opportunities to sell overseas far outweigh the challenges. You will learn about the many resources designed to help small- and medium-sized companies launch their products around the world. Speakers will provide case studies on how companies can best position themselves to take advantage of business opportunities overseas while sidestepping some of the common hurdles faced by first-time exporters. They will also focus on countries around the world with the highest demand for Michigan’s goods and services.
Automation Alley- Exporting Demystifi...
Date and Time
Wednesday Jul 24, 2019 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
8 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Reception
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions
Speaker: Noel Nevshehir, Director of International Business Services and Industry 4.0 Strategic Partnerships, Automation Alley
8:40 a.m. Keys to Global Business Success
Speaker: Eve Lerman, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration
9:20 a.m. Getting from Here to There: State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
Speaker: David Newhouse, International Trade Development Manager, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
9:35 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Panel Discussion and Company Case Studies on Doing Business Globally
Speakers: Yannick Greiner, Director of International Sales, Rugged Liner Inc.
Elena Stegemann, Chief Operating Officer, McCreadie Group, Inc.
Robert Ruffini, President, Fluxtrol Inc