Thursday, November 30, 2017                     9:30 AM to 3:00 PM CDT

Registration and Networking begin at 9:30 A.M.  Session begins at 10:00 A.M.   Ends at 3:00 PM    Lunch will be provided.

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 $65.00  (includes presentation and lunch)

Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network 
2302 Fannin, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77002  

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The UH SBDC is located in a 6-story, tinted glass-exterior building at the Southwest-most corner of Fannin and Hadley Streets. Free parking is available in the gated parking lot directly across the street in spots labled U of H on the pavment. The enterance ot the parking lot is on Hadley Street.  If the U of H designated parking spots are full, there is free and metered parking outside of the parking lot on Hadley Street and metered parking on Fannin Street.

Please park only in a U of H designated space!

The remaining spaces are contract parking for other building tenants who must display a parking permit at all times. Unauthorized vehicles parked in non-U of H spots will be towed at the owner's expense.

Export University® and Excellence in Export Education® are registered service marks of Export University, Inc. used herein under license from Export University, Inc. Export University courses are offered exclusively by District Export Councils in partnership with the U.S. Commercial Service.


Theresa Garcia, HDEC Education Committee Chair
Houston District Export Council

Essential Marketing and Finance Strategies for Exporters

Is your company new to exporting; seeking to expand current export markets or looking for alternative funding resources?  If the answer is yes, then you should attend this marketing and finance focused Export University program.  Business owners, CEO's, CFO's and Sales and Marketing Managers will take away valuable information to facilitate their exporting objectives.

Session 1:  Speaker: Reginald Harley, SBA Regional Manager for the Office of International Trade

The SBA Programs and Resources goal is to provide an advantage necessary to help small businesses compete effectively in the marketplace and strengthen the overall U.S. economy.

You Will Learn About:  Tools for U.S. Exporters, Working Capital Loans & Resources to find International Buyers

Session 2:  Speaker: Eric Miller,  Regional Director EXIM Bank

When private sector lenders are unable or unwilling to provide financing, EXIM fills in the gap for American businesses by equipping them with the financing tools necessary to compete for global sales.

You Will Learn About: EXIM Finance Tools available for U.S. Exporters, Working Capital Loan & Foreign Buyer Financing.

Session 3:  An Exporting Success Story                                                                  Speaker: David Reed, Director of International Sales Entrematic

Entrematic Garage Doors (formerly Amarr) looked abroad and found new sales opporunities by adapting their products and services to meet the needs of consumers beyond the U.S. borders.  Join us as David Reed, Director of International Sales, shares his export experiences & insight of operating in International Markets.

You Will Learn About:  How to Recognize & Overcome Potential Obstacles, how to Research & Prioritize your Export Targets, and how to Unlock Opportunities & Increase your Profits.

Session 4:  Essential Exporter Resources                                                                   Speaker:  Richard Ryan, Director - U.S. Commercial Service - Houston 

The U.S. Commercial Service offers invaluable resources and programs to U.S. companies seeking to grow their current export sales and those just starting to venture into export sales.  During the second half of our program Director Ryan will  explain how the U.S. Commercial Service can help your company compete in our highly competitive global economy.

You Will Learn How To:  Tap into Counseling & Training; Find International Buyers; Promote Your Goods Overseas and much more.