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Ms. Elé Garcia 
Global Markets Division, Ohio Department of Development


Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM 
Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM 

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Hyatt Regency Columbus 
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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The Ohio Department of Development’s Global Markets Division, in conjunction with the Association of Ohio Commodores, is holding the 3rd Annual Ohio Global Summit on Wednesday, September 22, at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.  The full-day program will once again cover topics on global trade opportunities, regulations and logistics, electronic payment issues, as well as interactive discussions on the top emerging country markets. Managing Directors from Ohio’s 11 international trade offices will attend and participate during several of the planned concurrent breakout sessions.

The annual Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Awards ceremony will be held during the Summit luncheon.  Ohio-based companies and organizations that have achieved international success will be honored with this prestigious award.  The ceremony will also feature the Exporters of the Year Awards.

A Networking Reception will conclude the Summit and will feature the Managing Directors from the state’s network of international offices.

We encourage you to participate in this full-day program.  You will have an opportunity to hear from country and industry experts on a variety of subjects that impact today’s exporters.

Global Summit Program                                                                                                                             (topics may be subject to change)

350 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Registration 8:00-9:00 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks 9:00-9:15 AM

Concurrent Breakout #1 9:15-10:15 AM

  • New-to-Export Markets – Canada and Mexico
  • Emerging Markets – Brazil
  • Structuring International Distributor and Representative Agreements

Break 10:15-10:45 AM

Concurrent Breakout #2 10:45 AM-12:00 PM

  • Export Documentation
  • Emerging Markets – India
  • A Case Study in International Marketing 

Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Awards Luncheon Ceremony 12:00-2:00 PM                            Regency Ballroom, 3rd Floor
Ted Strickland, Governor of Ohio

Concurrent Breakout #3 2:15-3:30 PM
  • Export Finance Tools to Grow your Export Sales
  • Emerging Markets – Middle East
  • Protecting your Intellectual Property Abroad

Break 3:30-4:00 PM

Concurrent Breakout #4 4:00-5:15 PM

  • Global E-Commerce
  • Emerging Markets – China
  • International Negotiations

Ohio Global Summit Reception 5:30-7:00 PM                                                                                                      Regency Ballroom Lobby, 3rd Floor

Global Summit Registration Rates

Register online to take advantage of the reduced rate by September 1.  Rates include admission to morning and afternoon concurrent sessions, morning and afternoon networking breaks, Governor’s E-Awards luncheon, and the Global Summit Reception. Half-day rates are not available.

Registration for the Global Summit and the Governor’s E-Awards luncheon will close on Monday, September 20.

$ 75.00 Early-bird rate before September 1 (full day)

$ 95.00 Registration after September 1 (full day)

$ 125.00 Walk-in rate day of Global Summit (full day)

$ 60.00 before September 1 (full day)                                                                                                                     Group rate per person if 3 or more people attend from one organization

$ 80.00 after September 1 (full day)                                                                                                                          Group rate per person if 3 or more people attend from one organization

$ 35.00 Governor's E-Awards Luncheon only

$ 280.00 Governor's E-Awards Luncheon Corporate Table for 8

A Global Markets representative will be in touch with you via telephone following the online registration process in order to obtain additional information regarding payment options. Payments can be made by check, Master Card or Visa.  Checks should be made payable to Association of Ohio Commodores, and mailed to the address listed below:

Association of Ohio Commodores
c/o Ohio Department of Delopment
Global Markets Division
77 S. High Street, 29th Floor
Columbus OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-5017

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