The following information was released by the City of Cypress.
The City of Cypress Assist, Grow, Educate, Network, & Thrive Program (AGENT), in partnership with the Small Business Administration (SBA) held a well-attended workshop on Successful Exporting in Today’s Global Economy on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Cypress Community Center. A panel of import/export experts was on hand to share with business leaders in attendance aspects of international trade, including working with port authorities, logistics, and securing financing.
The expert panel included:
- MRandal Long, Consultant – Rancho Santiago Center for International Trade Development
- Marcel van Dijk, Marketing Manager for the Port of Los Angeles
- Stephen H. LaCount, Attorney
- Mark Hirzel, Western Regional Director, MIQ Logistics
- Thomas Burr, Vice President/Global Trade Manager – Union Bank, District Export Council Southern California
Topics that were discussed included:
- Opportunities in exporting
- Possible challenges and risks of exporting
- How to research new markets
- Understanding export logistics
- Payment processing and available financing
The AGENT Program will be working with SBA officials to conduct further workshops covering each topic discussed in detail. The next AGENT workshop will take place sometime in late October or early November.
For more information regarding SBA services, please contact Paul Smith at email@example.com.
For more information about the City of Cypress, City services to the business community or for more information on how you can relocate your business to Cypress, please call Steve Clarke, Redevelopment Project Manager, at 714-229-6728.
Shown left to right: Randal Long, Consultant, Rancho Santiago Center for International Trade Development; and Dr. Prakash Narain, Cypress Mayor Pro Tem. Courtesy photo.
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