8:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am Welcome
Adriana Cruz, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce
8:35 am Why is International Trade important to Texas
Amir Mirabi, Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism, will provide an overview of Texas exports.
8:45 am How to Leverage Your Participation in Trade Shows
Alonge and Geoffrey Sauer with Reed Exhibitions will discuss how participation in international trade shows enhances your exposure into new international markets.
9:15 am Limiting Your Financial Risks Around the Globe
Nick Racz with Citibank will outline options for financing trade and managing risks associated with international trade transactions.
9:45 am Legal Issues Your Company Cannot Ignore
Arcie Jordan with Jackson Walker will identify several items of legal concern your company cannot ignore if you are doing international business.
10:15 am Easier International Shipping Solutions
Loren Shannon with FedEX will discuss shipping solutions to get your products to your customers quicker and cheaper.
10:45 am Avoiding Missteps when Engaging with New International Cultures
Brenda Hall with Bridge360 will discuss ways to avoid technical and cultural faux pas when working in new international markets.
11:15 am Trade-Texas Style Initiative to Find New Partners Around the Globe
Karen Parker with Austin U.S. Export Assistance Center will introduce a new initiative called Trade-Texas Style and provide ways to help your company enter new markets.
11:30 am Adjourn