June 13, 2012
Waterjet systems manufacturer Jet Edge Inc. will co-sponsor a free exporting seminar, Exporting 101, on Wed., July 11, from noon-4:30 p.m. at St. Michael City Center in St. Michael, Minn.
Hosted by the city of St. Michael Economic Development Authority, the seminar will show attendees how businesses of all sizes can tap into the growing global marketplace. A lunch and networking hour will be followed by presentations from the U.S. Commercial Service, Minnesota Trade Office, and Trade Acceptance Group Ltd. It will conclude with a testimonial from Jet Edge, which has grown its international waterjet system sales with the help of these organizations. Participants may tour Jet Edge following the presentations and meet with the company’s visiting international distributors.
Participants will gain insight into the trade resources available to them through the federal and state government, including education and trade counseling, market intelligence and research, trade missions and trade shows, international business partner matching services, the Featured U.S. Exporter (FUSE) program, and trade advocacy with foreign governments. They will learn the basic requirements for exporting, where to go for assistance, how to take advantage of free trade agreements, and how to secure financing for exports and mitigate credit risk.
Reservations are required by July 6. For information or to make a reservation, contact St. Michael City Hall at 763-416-7932.