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Announcement of NEI Event

03/17/2011 - 2:39pm

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the office of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu invite you to attend

NEW MARKETS, NEW JOBS:
THE NATIONAL EXPORT INITIATIVE SMALL BUSINESS TOUR

Monday, April 11, 2011

Hosted by the World Trade Center of New Orleans and Tulane University’s Goldring Institute of International Business

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Export-Import Bank of the United States, and the office of U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu invite you to attend New Markets, New Jobs, a conference designed to help connect small and medium sized businesses with the resources they need to sell more of what they make in markets overseas.

The National Export Initiative Small Business Tour is designed to help achieve the United States’ goal of doubling exports in five years to support the creation of several million American jobs.

America’s small and medium sized businesses still face many hurdles in getting their products to new markets: the lack of readily available information about exporting and market research; challenges in accessing export financing; and strong competition from foreign companies and governments.

New Markets, New Jobs will address those challenges, and we’re excited to make the third stop of the tour in New Orleans!

Conference attendees will benefit from:

• Trade resource panels on key export topics, including the spectrum of federal resources that can help businesses begin exporting or expand their exports.

• Materials and resources, including Regional Commercial Officers from the Caribbean, Central America and Brazil, to guide companies in the process of selling their products to consumers all over the world;

• Lessons learned from area businesses who have succeeded in utilizing federal resources to expand into new markets and grow their businesses; and

• Remarks from senior federal government officials and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

WHEN: Monday, April 11, 2011

WHERE: Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Student Center, 6823 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118

- Reserve your seat for the NEI Small Business Tour today here.

- Registration cost per person is $35.00

- Questions about attending? Contact Eliza Brierre at ebrierre@wtcno.org or (504) 619-9834

- For interest in event sponsorship, please contact Eliza Brierre (contact information above)

- For media inquiries, please contact the Commerce Department Office of Public Affairs at (202) 482-4883 or HChatalas@doc.gov

This event is being hosted by the World Trade Center of New Orleans and Tulane University’s Goldring Institute of International Business. It is also made possible by the Louisiana District Export Council, Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Southern U.S. Trade Association, Port of New Orleans, Port of South Louisiana, and Louisiana Economic Development.