Sharon Gottwalt, Initiative Foundation
Friday October 12, 2012
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
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Minnesota Trade Office
In partnership with:
Brainerd Lakes Area Economic Development Corporation
East Central Regional Development Commission
Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation
Region Five Development Commission
In just the second quarter of 2012, exports in Minnesota's manufacturing, mining and agricultural industries reached a record $5.4 billion, up $64 million from the same period a year ago.
Many central Minnesota businesses are key to this success - finding that international exporting brings them additional revenue, increased sales, and a world of new opportunities.
If you're interested in learning more about foreign markets and building solid steps to success, you're invited to a unique event on October 12. In addition to learning about the resources available to businesses in central Minnesota, and networking with fellow business leaders, the seminar's agenda will include:
REGISTRATION 9 am
INTRODUCTION 9:15 am
Kathy Gaalswyk, President, Initiative Foundation
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 9:30 am
Katie Clark, Director, Minnesota Trade Office
MINNESOTA EXPORTS: A Driver for Jobs and Economic Growth
PANEL: PLANNING RESOURCES 10 am
Moderator: Katie Clark, Minnesota Trade Office
PANEL: FINANCING RESOURCES 11:15 am
Moderator: Richard Helling, Wells Fargo Global Banking
RESOURCE FAIR / NETWORKING LUNCH
PANEL: BUSINESS LEADERS 12:45 pm
Moderator: Dr. Earl Potter III, St. Cloud State University
CLOSING 2:20 pm
Dr. Earl Potter III, President, St. Cloud State University
NETWORKING / ADJOURN 2:30 pm
Hosted by the Initiative Foundation and Minnesota Trade Office, this seminar is sure to offer tips and tidbits for businesses of every size and industry.
Registration fee of $45 includes lunch and materials.
Questions? Contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 320-632-9255.