Announcing a new Meetup for The Triangle Area Chinese Culture and Language Meetup Group!
What: CED's Global Business Development Program
When: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:00 PM
Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
For more details, please visit http://www.cednc.org/global
About CED's Global Business Development Program
CED, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, International Trade Division, TiE Carolinas, World Trade Association and the North Carolina China Business Association, is hosting a program on international business development for North Carolina companies seeking to expand operations globally.
This program addresses the opportunities and challenges of going global. Topics include finding international partners and identifying the appropriate market. Speakers will discuss their experiences in pursuing business in emerging markets like Brazil, India, China, Canada and Europe and their go-to-market strategy. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from state and federal organizations as well as experts in IP protection and setting up operations overseas; these organizations have representatives in overseas offices that can assist companies in finding distributors and partners in new markets.
1:00 pm ? 1:45 pm Keynote: Are you ready for international sales?
Marco Frenegal, CEO, Carpio Solutions
1:45 pm ? 2:30 pm What international market should your company target for best chance to increase sales?
Neil Bagchi, President, Incanus Advisors - Moderator
Jeff Cope, RTI International
Michael Zapata, Chairman, Protochips
Donnie Goins, Chief Operating Officer and President, Tavve Company
2:30 pm ? 2: 45 pm Break
2:45 pm ? 3:30 pm Finding international partners? Marketing, Sales and Distribution
Teresa Spangler, Managing Partner, PlazaBridge LLP ? Moderator
Owen George, Owen George Communications
Eric Wolff, US Commercial Service, China
David Himebaugh, President, Blue Nano
3:30 pm ? 4:15 pm ?Fireside chat? hosted by Jean Davis of NC Commerce
Jean Davis, Director, NC Dept of Commerce
Tom Kurke, Chief Operating Officer, Geomagic
4:15 pm ? 4:30 pm Short Summary and Call to Action
4:30 pm ? 6:00 pm Networking Reception
Learn more here:http://www.meetup.com/TriangleChinese/calendar/12734577/