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Export Academy

Wed 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business

In an era of tariffs and trade wars, manufacturers with global supply chains need to be proactive by taking defensive measures while aggressively pursuing new foreign markets. Join the Virginia SBDC and Town of Bedford Economic Development for a one day program featuring private sector experts in legal, engineering, finance, and business development along with federal and state trade resources dedicated to your global success. There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Open to any Virginia business currently exporting. If you have questions, please call Stephanie Keener at 434-845-5966 x. 30 for program details. Schedule: 9:10 Identifying your Competitive Advantage in Foreign Market Mario Winterstein 10:30 “Tariffs and trade wars: what can you do to ease the pain?” Evelyn Suarez 12:00 Lunch Sponsored by the Bank of James 12:30 International Methods of Payment EX-IM Bank, Interlink Capital Strategies, Fulton Bank, Virginia SBDC 1:45 Resources and Considerations for Going Global Aaron Miller, Virginia SBDC 2:00 Finding and vetting overseas partners US Commercial Service 2:30 Resources to Go Global Nathan Day, VEDP 3:00 Open Discussion and Closing Remarks 3:30 Networking

Co-Sponsor(s): Town of Bedford, Bank of the James

Fee: No Cost

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Bower Center
Terrace Room
305 North Bridge Street, Bedford, Virginia 24523
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