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April 9, 2024

Going Global: Business Expansion through Exporting

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Going Global: Business Expansion through Exporting


Welcome to “Going Global: Business Expansion through Exporting”!

Come join us on Tue, Apr 09, 2024 at 8:30 AM at the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority for an exciting event focused on expanding your business through exporting.

Business expansion through exporting can lead to increased sales and revenue. If you are looking to enter the export market for the first time or to expand your export activities into other parts of the world, this workshop is designed with you in mind.

Aimed at helping businesses expand into overseas markets, the workshop will provide guidance on export development strategy and best practices, market identification and risk assessment, financing programs, and federal initiatives.

Highlights of the workshop will include an overview of state and federal resources, export financing, market entry strategies, overseas infrastructure project opportunities, and the identification of partners and distributors. In addition, you will hear presentations by the directors of the FCEDA overseas offices which are located in Germany, India, Israel, Korea and the United Kingdom.

Seating is limited. Register today.


8:30 AM: Registration Check-In & Networking Breakfast

9:00 AM: Welcome Remarks – Karen Smaw, Director, Diversity Business Investment and Entrepreneurship Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

9:03 AM: Opening Remarks – Victor Hoskins, President and CEO Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

9:10 AM: Making the Case for Exporting – Larry Webb, District Director U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington DC Metropolitan Area District Office

9:30 AM: Global Markets Overview (Panel Discussion)

Asher Kotz, FCEDA, Assistant Director, International Business Investment (moderator)

Alex Malkis, FCEDA Israel Office

Dev Malik, FCEDA India Office

Charles Kim, FCEDA Korea Office

Markus van Tilburg, FCEDA Europe Office

Melanie Redding, FCEDA UK Office

10:15 AM: Networking Break

10:25 AM: Export Readiness and Market Selection – Chris Van Orden, Assistant Director, International Business Development Virginia Small Business Development Center George Mason University

10:45 AM: Export Funding Options – Jonathan Brady, Lead Business Development Specialist, MWOB Outreach Export-Import Bank of the United States

11:05 AM: Making Global Local: Creating U.S. Exports for International Infrastructure Development Projects – Brandon Bradford, Director of Public Engagement United States Trade and Development Agency

11:20 AM: SBA Resources and Programs for Exporters – Libo Suen, Economic Development Specialist US Small Business Administration, Washington Metropolitan Area District Office

11:35 AM: Ask the Experts Q&A

11:45 AM: Closing Remarks Supervisor – Rodney Lusk, Franconia District Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

12:00 PM: Networking Lunch

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April 9 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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