International Trade Symposium 2016 at the World Ag Expo

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Expo Seminar Center (Expo Lane & R St, Tulare, CA) – On Show Grounds

Free with paid admission to the World Ag Expo

Compete, Win, and Expand Your Business (10:00 am – 10:50 am)

If you are selling your product successfully in the U.S., you can sell it successfully in other countries. The key is recognizing global opportunities while minimizing risks. Are you using global trade best practices in your marketing, supply chain and logistics, finance and export management to increase sales? Are you aware of proactive ways to improve export operations and keep trade risks low?  What are you waiting for? Go Global and Grow!

The State of Global Business Opportunities:  International Trade and World Markets (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)

Trade Representatives help the international business community better understand current market opportunities throughout the world. These Representatives offer advice on business practices and strategies to use when initiating or expanding sales and can introduce you to valuable contacts, connections and business partners. This session will emphasize strategic actions to take when planning to enter the global markets.

Emerging Markets Entrepreneurs Should Be Watching and How to Approach Them (1:00 pm – 1:50 pm)

Globalization has long been an important growth goal for young, budding companies in the U.S.   Sometimes emerging markets can scare entrepreneurs so it is imperative that you think through the risks and rewards of expansion, weighing the costs of adaptation against the attractiveness of the market, before moving forward.  This session will show you how to develop a tailor-made market strategy, and discuss the pros and cons of several emerging markets.

Show me the Money! Unraveling the Mysteries of Trade Finance (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

To succeed in today’s global marketplace and win sales against international trade presents a spectrum of risk, which causes uncertainty over the timing of payments between the exporter (seller) and importer (foreign buyer).  Exporters want to receive payment as soon as possible, and Importers want to delay payment as long as possible. This session will show you how this can be a win-win situation for both parties and open the door for a long-term trade relationship.