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Building Bridges to Global Markets
Connecting diverse businesses to international opportunities.

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Building Bridges Global Markets

Building Bridges to Global Markets

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The U.S. Commercial Service’s Building Bridges to Global Markets brings no-cost, in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this series of events will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success. 

Building Bridges to Global Markets: Upcoming Events

Join Us! Find a local event near you, or take advantage of other national and international events dedicated to helping businesses expand internationally.

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Building Bridges to Global Markets is a first-of-its-kind event series organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, as part of our Global Diversity Export Initiative. Designed to connect SMEs in underserved communities with global business opportunities, events will be taking place in major cities throughout the U.S., including Norfolk, Virginia! 

About the Event 

Building Bridges to Global Markets brings no-cost, in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this event will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success.

Topics Include

  • Trade finance and access to capital;
  • Exporting essentials and available resources;
  • Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet individually with trade experts.

Featured Speaker

  • Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Participation Information

Date: February 28, 2023 
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Location: MacArthur Memorial, 198 Bank Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Parking Information: Paid Parking

For Additional Information

Please contact: Olga Molnar, (804) 512-4259  

Register Now

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Building Bridges to Global Markets program with image of globe with bridge ovelaid

Building Bridges to Global Markets is a first-of-its-kind event series organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, as part of our Global Diversity Export Initiative. Designed to connect SMEs in underserved communities with global business opportunities, events will be taking place in major cities throughout the U.S., including Spartanburg, SC! 

About the Event 

Building Bridges to Global Markets brings no-cost, in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this event will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success.

Topics Include

  • Trade finance and access to capital;
  • Exporting essentials and available resources;
  • Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet individually with trade experts.

Featured Speaker

  • Arun Venkataraman, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Participation Information

Date: April 18, 2023 
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm 
Location: Spark Center, 1875 E Main St, Duncan, SC 29334
(Located in: Spartanburg Community College: Tyger River Campus)

Parking Information: Free Parking

For Additional Information

Please contact: Dorette Coetsee, (803) 397-4590  

Register Now
 

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