When

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Where

St. Clair County Administration Building 
200 Grand River
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
 

 
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Contact

The Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County 
Bruce Seymore, EDA
810-982-9511 
bseymore@edascc.com 

 

 

Survive and Thrive Business Exporting Conference 

Exporting can be lucrative for businesses of all sizes. St. Clair County exporting opportunities are only a stone's throw away for our region's businesses. One of the largest markets for U.S. exports happens to be just across the St. Clair River. Come learn more about moving into foreign markets or elevating your current exporting program.

Exporting can be lucrative for businesses of all sizes.  St. Clair County exporting opportunities are only a stone’s throw away for our region’s businesses.  One of the largest markets for US exports happens to be just across the St. Clair River.  Have you considered moving into foreign markets but do not know how or where to start? Has your current exporting strategy plateaued and in need of revitalization?

Join us for the Survive and Thrive Business and Exporting Conference. This informative, interactive program takes place September 24, 2019, at the Dodge Auditorium in the St. Clair County Administration Building.  

Participants will hear from state and regional export specialists on how they can grow your business through exports. US and Canadian customs representatives will be providing insights to companies on how they can successfully navigate cross-border delivery of their products and goods. Conference participants will also be eligible for exclusive one-on-one meetings with representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Michigan Canada Center and the Michigan Mexico Center.

 Why should you attend this conference?

  • Learn how to broaden your customer base and stop relying on a single domestic market
  • Increase Your Company’s Sales and Profits
  • Make your business more competitive (many businesses are now competing globally)
  • Increase your company’s awareness of export opportunities and resources
  • Strengthen the knowledge and skills required for success in international markets
  • Learn about promising export markets for your products
  • Opportunity for exlusive one-on-one meetings with MEDC export representatives serving Canada and Mexico 

Who should attend?

  • Decision Makers, General Managers, Controllers & Operations Managers

Tentative Schedule at a Glance

8:15 am                            Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:45 am          Welcome and Resource Round-up      

Representatives from the Michigan Small Business Development Center and the MEDC Michigan Canada Center and the MEDC Michigan Mexico Office will provide short overviews of their services and how they can support your exporting efforts

9:45 am                          10-minute break

9:55 am to 10:55 am       US and Canadian Customs Panel Discussion                                 

10:55 am to Noon            Networking with Resource Partners                                  

11:00 am to 5:00 pm       Exclusive One-on-One meetings with  MEDC Michigan Canada Center and/or the MEDC Michigan Mexico Center Representatives by appointment (available to conference attendees)

*When registering request  a One-on-One Meeting with the MEDC Michigan Canada Center and/or the Michigan Mexico Center Representatives

This program is brought to you at no cost by the following partners:  

  • Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County (EDA)
  • Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC)
  • U.S. Small business Administration (SBA)
  • Michigan Econonimc Development Corporation (MEDC)