Is it time to grow your business through exporting?
Hear from experts from Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC), The Export – Import Bank of the U.S. (EX-IM Bank), Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority and Global Metal Services. Learn the ins & outs and get answers to your questions about compliance, tools needed, financing and more.
International Trade: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions
When: Friday, August 5, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 10:30am (Registration & continental breakfast at 7:30 am)
Where: Kent State University Geauga, 14111 Claridon Troy Road, Burton OH 44021
Click to register for this free seminar. All are welcome https://international-trade-aug5.eventbrite.com
- Export development – How can I get help finding overseas customers?
- Tool box: What do you need to look for when exporting a product?
- Export Financing and Letters of credit
- Compliance- International documentation & logistics requirements
- Introduction to Importing – key information you need to know
- Trade Assistance – How to use the FTZ as an export tool.
- International Shipping: options, service providers
Meet the Speaker Panel:
Chi Cheung, General Manager of Global Metal Services, a metal solution provider with technical, financial, and logistical capabilities located in Bainbridge, provides valuable in-country experience when setting your sights on China and other foreign markets. With 30 years of experience in the US steel industries, of which 26 years was with the Timken Steel Company, Mr. Cheung held various positions as Northeastern US Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Manager – Industrial, and Sales Development – Asia.
John Senese, Vice President of International Operations for NEOTEC, joined the Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) in 2007 as director of operations for its International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC) program. Mr. Senese helped launch NEOTEC’s Global Trade Group (GTG) division, which provides a complete realm of global trade solutions for companies from basic export assistance for long-term, dedicated international trade support. Mr. Senese has 34 years of experience working for major multinational companies in the chemical, automotive and plastics industries, with 28 years directly focused in international business management.
Ron W. DeBarr, President and CEO of the Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) served NEOTEC as Executive Director since May 2001. Mr. DeBarr facilitated the dramatic growth in recent years of the Foreign-Trade Zone #181 program in Northeast Ohio, and entered into an agreement with the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority to become Zone Administrator of Foreign-Trade Zone #40. Both zones, combined create one of the largest FTZ programs in the United States.
Mark Klein, Regional Director for The Export – Import Bank of the U.S. (EX-IM Bank) works with exporters throughout the Midwest. A member of the Central Regional Office team, Mark’s primary focus is the KY, OH, MO, and KS markets, but also works with companies located throughout the nineteen (19) state territory of the Central Regional Office. Prior to joining EX-IM Bank, Mark was an International Banking Services Specialist for 3 commercial banks and with exporters in KY, IN, OH, TN and WV. He counseled exporters on an issues including, but not limited to, Letters of Credit, Foreign Exchange Risk Mitigation and Export Credit Insurance.
David S. Gutheil is Vice President for Maritime & Logistics of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority. Mr. Gutheil has international and domestic experience in logistics, marketing and the transportation/shipping industries. Gutheil is responsible for managing the Port of Cleveland’s maritime facilities and the implementation of marketing and trade development programs to attract new customers, carriers and cargo shippers. He has worked in an assortment of transportation-related companies for nearly 20 years, most recently as Director of Strategic Accounts for NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc., one of the world’s leading logistics providers.
Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) business-led organization dedicated to the retention, growth and attraction of jobs, investment and economic growth in Geauga County. For more information, visit www.geaugagrowthpartnership.com or call 440-564-1060.
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