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Emerging Country Seminar and Congressman Sam Farr luncheon

Category: Luncheons
Date(s) and Time(s): Thursday, Oct 30, 2008, 10:00 AM - Thursday, Oct 30, 2008, 01:30 PM
Venue: Fuji Buffet
Address: 525 Water St.
City / State / Country: Santa Cruz / CA / US
Organizer / Promoter: Monterey Bay International Trade Association, TradePort, CalTrade Report and Glo
Phone: 831-335-4780
Fax: 831-335-4822
Email: cristina@mbita.org
URL: http://www.mbita.org
Description: Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Bank and Richard Schneider Enterprises

SEMINAR: 10:00 to 11:30am
Extending Your Business into Latin America and Emerging Economies – How to do it? In what ways is international business different than in our home market?

Think Local and Act Global with Congressman Sam Farr


32 South (www.32-south.com), the Bay Area based international market development firm, will present an informative seminar in conjunction with MBITA on the basics of exporting to Latin American and emerging countries.

• Knowing when to take your business go global
• Balancing opportunities & treat your business strategically
• Modifying the marketing mix to expand internationally
• Question and answer session about participant firms’ international business expansion strategy and how international market development concepts may positively impact the business of seminar participants


o Any firm interested in considering (or already conducting) international business.
o Technology firms: software, hardware, infrastructure providers, mobile/fixed/broadband product companies, CE, Internet and application-based companies
o Agricultural firms: Technology application, traditional agricultural producers evaluating foreign producer partners, channels, etc.
o Service-based firms
o Participants from all levels of traditional functional areas of business (marketing, finance, operations, engineering, business development, administration) are invited to attend.

The seminar will be a lively combination of presented material and interactive discussion with one of California’s leading international market development professionals. For speaker bio visit http://www.mbita.org/events/McGibben_bio_2008.pdf

Directly following the seminar please join us for lunch with Congressman Sam Farr to discuss the latest from Washington D.C. regarding the various free trade agreements now under consideration and, of course, how the financial crisis effects our local business communities and their global marketing objectives.

10:00 – 11:30am – seminar
Noon – 1:30pm - lunch

Attendance fees:
Lunch only: $40 non-member, $30 member
Seminar only: $40
Seminar & Lunch: $60 non-member, $50 member

More information at:

Contact the MBITA office at 831-335-4780 or email cristina@mbita.org
Online registration at http://www.suretomeet.com/exec/gt/event_pb.h%2cevent=abebdc9f44fa

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