Wisconsin Department of Commerce Newsletter
March 2004
2nd Annual Northeastern Wisconsin Global Trade Conference: Increasing Your Competitiveness
The Wisconsin Department of Commerce - International Division, as a member of the Northeastern Wisconsin Global Trade Conference Consortium, is presenting a full-day international trade conference aimed at both new and experienced exporters. The conference will take place at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton on Monday, April 5, 2004. It will offer three breakout tracks addressing various global trade issues. Keynote presentations by industry executives and senior federal government officials will address pertinent global policy issues. Wisconsin companies already experiencing export success will share their experiences and effective practices. Last year’s conference was held in Green Bay with over 330 attendees participating from throughout the state.

The opening keynote address will be given by Charles Dana, President for the Composite Business Solutions Division of Owens Corning Corporation. The luncheon speaker will be Grant Aldonas, Undersecretary of Trade for the U.S. Department of Commerce – International Trade Administration in Washington D.C. Breakout sessions throughout the day will focus on the following:

  • Globalization of China and its Many Markets,
  • European Enlargement and its Benefits for U.S. Exporters,
  • Understanding U.S. Trade Agreements,
  • International Exchange Programs,
  • Careers in International Business,
  • Cross-Cultural Communications,
  • Export Compliance Update,
  • International Transportation Issues,
  • Managing and Motivating Overseas Distributors, and
  • Strategies to Improve Global Business Opportunities.

Experienced professionals from the private and public sectors will address these topics and provide information on how Wisconsin exporters can better understand and take advantage of international opportunities.

The individual registration fee is $90. Exhibition Booth Space is still available for interested companies and service providers. To obtain more details, including the full program agenda and registration information, please go to http://events.titletown.org or contact Brad Schneider at (920) 303-9353 or bschneider@commerce.state.wi.us.

--Stanley Pfrang

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