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Friday March 21, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM CDT
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1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N.
Houston, TX 77043

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Sandra Louvier
HCC Entrepreneurship
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 Grow Your Business with Exporting

Do you think you have a product or service with foreign trade potential, or are you already exporting and want to grow those sales?  Houston was recently designated #1 in exports nationwide and Texas is ranked as the #1 state by export revenues.  Come access resources and financial vehicles to grow through exporting!

 Hear From The Experts  

  • Brendan Kelly, Sr. Trade Specialist, U.S. Dept of Commerce, International Trade Administration
  • Deanna Teel , HCC International Business Faculty, CGBP
  • Joe Ringer, Regional Director, U.S. Import/Export Bank
  • Sonia Maldonado, Lender Relations Specialist, Small Business Administration
  • Nasr Khan, Chief Lending Officer, Wallis State Bank
  • Roger Harris, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Hot Topics 
  • Exploring company growth by looking outside the U.S. and finding, screening and working with new partners to open up international sales channels one step at a time. 
  • Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) credential and HCC International Programs. 
  • Export Import Bank overview and how it can help you grow through exporting.
  • SBA Loan Guaranty Programs designed to assist American small business exporters and connects you with bankers that can assist.
  • Exhibit Tables - Visit with Presenters and their Representatives.  Ask Questions, Hear More.  Get connected.  Exhibit tables open during registration and check-in from 12:30pm-1:00pm and from 3:30-4:00pm after presentations.  
  • Leave with an action plan for next steps and with connections made to take your exporting plans to the next level. 


                                  Wallis State Bank