Global Growth Conference

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March 21 & March 22, 2013
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Rogers Center


Fred Rogers Conference Center 
Saint Vincent College
300 Fraser Purchase Road
Latrobe, PA 15650

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Room Accommodations:

The Inn At Mountain View 

300 Scenery Lane

Greensburg, PA  15601


Please call The Inn at Mountain View directly to make hotel/ inn reservations.

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  "Global Conference" Block rooms are being held until March 6, 2013.  Cost $ 82 per night including shuttle to and from conference.



Saint Vincent College

Small Business Development Center

Center for Global Competitiveness

        Phone:  724-537-4572 

 This event has been pre-approved by NASBITE International for 8 CGBP Recertification Credits (8 CPEs)

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Improve Your Knowledge and Your Company’s Performance

Success in International Trade is often difficult to implement and even more challenging to sustain.  Global growth practitioners from some of the world’s leading multi-nationals will be sharing their strategies for success, best practices and personal experiences during this amazing, one of a kind learning opportunity.  This two day conference is essential for those needing to:

  • Identify New Market Opportunities
  • Implement Market Development Strategies
  • Comply with U.S. Export Controls & Regulations
  • Reduce Financial Risk associated with Exports
  • Improve Global Implementation & Procedures
  • Share Best Practices

 Presenters Include: 

Presenters 2.7 For more information on our presenters, click here.

Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center                                                CE Awardenter for Global Competitiveness

The Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center, Center for Global Competitiveness was established to improve economic vitality and create sustainable growth by helping businesses compete in the global economy. The Center strives to provide valuable domestic and international trade assistance along with educational programs for the business community to help the business community successfully compete in the global marketplace. In 2010, the Saint Vincent College SBDC, Center for Global Competitiveness received the prestigious President’s E Award for excellence in export service.

Thanks to our Sponsors and Co-Sponsors:

  • Fay-Penn Economic Development Council
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission 
  • U.S. Commercial Service, Pittsburgh
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Westmoreland County Airport Authority 
  • Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation

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To guarantee your admission register by March 8, 2013.

Qualifies for CPE Credits and NASBITE International CGBP Re-certification Credits

To register and pay by credit card, phone:  724-537-4572

 Conference Agenda:

Day 1 Agenda 

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Funding support and resources are provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community and Economic Development, through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration, and through support from Saint Vincent College.  All services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Special arrangements for persons with disabilities can be made by calling the Small Business Development Center at 724-537-4572.  All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.  The Center for Global Competitiveness is funded by the United States Department of  Commerce under Contract  94-3174.  Saint Francis University and Saint Vincent College subscribe to a policy of equal opportunity and do not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran  status, or disability in any of their programs, activities, admission, or employment decisions. All programs and services are provided on a non-discriminatory basis. An accredited affiliate of the national network of Small Business Development Centers.


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