2018 Kansas International Trade Day Conference

International Trade Day

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2018 International Trade Day
June 5 – Lawrence DoubleTree Hotel

8:00 a.m. Registration & Exhibits Open

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. Session One – How to Pick A Market
 Resources, Process, Cooperation! When going global with your business, picking
the right market is the first step! This session will give you the How, Why and What
of determining where in the world you should sell your products.

10:30 a.m. Session Two – Financial Options for Your International Buyers
Understanding your financial resources! Understanding financing of exporting can
be overwhelming to businesses large and small, and may hold them back from
becoming successful on the world marketplace. This session will break through
the myths of financing export sales through the EX/IM Bank.

11:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet & Break for networking and visiting exhibits

12:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

12:15 p.m. Luncheon Session – Growing Kansas’ Global Partnerships
Moderated Panel Discussion: What are the secrets to success in growing
business with Kansas’ top Global Partners? Hear from an esteemed panel of
Consuls General from Kansas’ top export markets: Canada, Mexico, China and the
UK!

1:45 p.m. Break for networking and visiting exhibitions

2:00 p.m. Session Three – Getting in Front Of the Customer is Your Key to Success
 
Why it’s important and How to get there! Marketing your business is vital to
success in exporting. Did you know there are federal and state financial assistance
programs to help you put your product in front of global buyers? You won’t want to
miss this session!

3:00 p.m. Break for networking and visiting exhibitions

3:15 p.m. Session Four - Success Stories by 2018 Exporter of the Year Finalists
Hear tips for success from a panel comprised of Kansas’ top exporting businesses
– each is a finalist for the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Exporter of the Year award
which is celebrating its 30th Year!

4:45 p.m. Adjourn

Confirmed speakers, registration details and Sponsorship Opportunities will follow!

Please contact april.chiang@ks.gov for additional information.