Export Seminar for Technology & Manufacturing Companies in Atlanta

ATLANTA (June 18, 2015) – The Mayor’s Office of International Affairs in partnership with the Technology Association of Georgia is hosting a free export seminar for technology and manufacturing companies on July 22, 2015 focusing on export resources for small and medium companies in the Metro Atlanta area.

With the launching of the Atlanta Metro Export Plan this summer; 2015 will be a year for increasing exports from the metro Atlanta area. The metro Atlanta area is the nation’s 10th-largest economic region, yet just 9.5% of the region’s economic output comes from exporting activities.

By providing free export training sessions, offering trade counseling to small and medium Atlanta companies, organizing trade missions to top markets, and connecting Atlanta companies to potential buyers and clients; the Mayor’s Office of International Affairs International Affairs is working to improve Atlanta’s export numbers.

Experts from the Technology Association of Georgia, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Assistance Center, the Export-Import Bank, the Small Business Development Center, and the Atlanta Metro Export Plan will speak about resources accessible right here in Atlanta, such as: business matchmaking with potential foreign clients, small business financing, and export readiness training courses.

Additionally, speakers from local technology and manufacturing companies will provide insight and share stories of their success in exporting to foreign markets.

“We have a unique opportunity to help our small and medium-sized businesses grow their exports,” Mayor Kasim Reed said. “But to do that, we’re going to have to get rid of the fear of selling their goods internationally. That’s what this effort is about.”

The event is free but space is limited. To register for the seminar please email Peyton Sammons at globalbiz@atlantaga.gov . For more information on the Atlanta Metro Export Plan, visit www.AtlantaExportPortal.com


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