What: Business owners in Atlanta will gain a competitive edge when they learn vital information about the benefits and opportunities of exporting – thanks to an upcoming seminar hosted by DHL Express and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The local event will feature discussions and a Q&A session with an elite panel of experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Embassy in Australia and DHL Express. A special focus includes the Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which significantly improves the attractiveness of both countries as a destination for investment, growth and opportunities. Attendees will also learn how to qualify their goods and benefit from duty-free shipping, enter new markets and understand how exporting can boost sales.
Who: Panelists include:
o Moderator: Ricardo Hubler, Senior Director, Metro Atlanta Chamber
o Panelist 1: Stewart Smith, Senior Director, DHL Express
o Panelist 2: Joe Kaesshaefer, Commercial Officer, U.S. Consulate General Sydney
o Panelist 3: Bounthay Khammanyvong VP & COO, Kamaloop
Why: The opportunity for U.S. businesses to export has never been greater with the U.S. Government’s National Export Initiative – which works to remove trade barriers abroad, helps firms overcome hurdles of entering new markets and assists with financing. Additionally, a recent study conducted by IHS and DHL Express has shown that small and medium-size enterprises engaged in international markets are twice as likely to be successful as those that only operate domestically. Last year, the U.S. exported $31.2 billion worth of goods to Australia, which is up 13.3 percent from 2011 and makes Australia the 11th largest export market for the U.S.
When: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Where: Metro Atlanta Chamber
235 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Registration: Free, but RSVP required because seating is limited
(859) 817- 8370
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