This free one-day workshop is designed to provide hands-on learning for companies new-to-exporting or companies looking for a refresher course. The workshop brings in leading experts from around the country to teach the following topics:
- Market Research
- Labeling, Documentation, and Country Requirements
- Shipping, Logistics, and Incoterms
- Financing and Payment
- Export Assistance Programs
- Creating your Export Plan
WHY THIS WORKSHOP IS IMPORTANT
"Through market research, the Wyoming Business Council has found that Wyoming businesses are interested in international markets, but in many cases, feel unequipped to export. If increased involvement in trade missions, ExporTech, WUSATA, and other programs is desired, then foundation-building export workshops need to be provided for potential Wyoming exporters. The following proposed workshop will provide potential Wyoming exporters the information, tools and assistance programs necessary to effectively penetrate a new market.
WHO THIS WORKSHOP TARGETS
This workshop will target two key markets: 1) New-to-Export businesses and 2) businesses with minimal export experience. The focus of this workshop is to provide Wyoming businesses the foundation to pursue international sales opportunities.
Manager, Wyoming SBDC Network Market Research Center
As the manager and first employee of the Wyoming Entrepreneur’s Market Research Center, Mike has in nearly 15 years built an information resource for Wyoming businesses that is unique in the nation. The MRC specializes in providing any Wyoming business with access to advanced marketing information that was previously available only to a few of the largest corporations. Mike’s individual expertise also includes marketing, product management, international trade and export. Prior to starting the WMRC, Mike spent 13 years at Waterpik Technologies, ending as their Director of International Marketing. Holding an MBA from UW, Mike has a strong link to Wyoming, having worked for both Unicover in Cheyenne and for the Wyoming Department of Revenue.
President, Shipping Solutions
Shipping Solutions is a software company that develops and sells export documentation and compliance software. In 2005 he was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the board of the Minnesota District Export Council, whose mission is to help local companies begin and grow their exports. David regularly speaks on export documentation, regulations and compliance issues and has published several articles on the topic.
Anthony V. Russo
President of TradeHub International, USA
Russo started a hybrid trading company, TradeHub International, where he integrated suppliers/buyers, logistics and storage options for clients. THI opened its first international office in March of 2008 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. It is a not-for-profit focused on immigration and trade projects. THI has completed contracts with organizations such as CCPIT in China, Nova Scotia Business Inc. in Canada, the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in New York and Mexico Caulidad Suprema/ProMexico in Mexico.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Briana Tanaka at (307) 777-6430