Understanding business in the international arena is vital for a successful import/export business. You will benefit from this information whether you are just starting out or have some experience with the international market. While addressing the technical aspects of working outside the U.S., this workshop also focuses on the practical aspects of buying and selling products to or from another country.
Various experts working in different areas of global trade provide essential details on the following:
- Importing into the U.S.
- Exporting Fundamentals
- International Financing and Payments
- Questions & Answers
This is a vital workshop for anyone involved in Import / Export!
Evonne Adani is with SCORE and mentors clients with her skills in systems, pricing and profitability. She’s built and managed a team responsible for pricing of new and existing business from $10 per week to $20 million per year.
Jason Smith is a SCORE mentor with hands-on experience in multinational corporate business -- first as a primary relationship manager with a New York commercial bank, and later as a Corporate Treasury officer with several major U.S.-based companies. He’s experienced in managing cross-border trade and project financing functions for both product manufacturers and service providers, doing business in developed and developing countries. He also experienced in the management of foreign currency and political risks.
Cassandra “Cassie” Stiles recently retired as first vice president with Comerica Bank International Trade Finance where she was responsible for the bank’s international business in the San Diego and Phoenix areas. A veteran of international banking, Stiles was a senior vice president with Imperial Bank until Comerica acquired the bank in 2001. Prior to joining Imperial Bank, she was a vice president with Standard Chartered Bank in San Diego, where she coordinated the bank’s international trade activities as part of its alliance with First Interstate Bank, where she was vice president.