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When

Tuesday October 22, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM CDT
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Where

Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago 
320 N Damen Ave
FIRST FLOOR
Chicago, IL 60612-2470
 

 
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Contact

Laura Flamm 
Director, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center
ICNC 
312-421-3941 
laura@industrialcouncil.com 

 

International Trade Show Marketing:

Financial Support and Success Strategies for Illinois Exporters

 

 

Interested in making your mark at trade shows overseas?

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Centers at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago and NORBIC/The Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing and the Illinois DCEO Office of Trade and Investment invite you to:

  • Learn successful international trade show marketing strategies from Skyline Exhibits' international trade show specialist trainer
  • Hear about the Illinois State Trade and Export Promotion (ISTEP) financial assistance program from the state of Illinois DCEO Office of Trade & Investment
  • Find out how your company can receive financial and technical assistance for and participate in trade missions, foreign market sales trips, product compliance and other market entry support

AGENDA

8:30 AM               Networking & Check In

9:00 AM               Welcome & Introductions, International Trade Center Overview     

Laura Flamm, Director, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at ICNC
Chad Hoffman, Director, Illinois SBDC International Trade Center at NORBIC

9:10 AM               Successful International Trade Show Marketing Strategies

Mike Thimmesch, Corporate Trainer, Skyline Exhibits Chicago

10:10 AM             Question & Answer

10:20 AM             Illinois - State Trade Export Promotion (ISTEP) Program Overview

Margo Markopoulos, State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) Program Officer, DCEO Office of Trade & Investment (OTI)

  • How to participate
  • Overview of company eligibility
  • ISTEP Program Components: Trade Missions, Individual Foreign Market Sales Missions and Product Compliance

10:40 AM             ISTEP Participant Testimonial/ISTEP Q & A

Constantine Grapsas, President, AIM Inc.

10:50 AM             Overview: SBA Resources for US Exporters

Stephen Konkle, US Small Business Administration

11:00 AM             Adjourn