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Global Trade Day

 

The second annual Global Trade Day in Northwest Michigan included presentations from country market specialists from Canada, Mexico, China, United Arab Emirates, and Brazil, who spoke about doing business in those markets. These five countries are among Michigan’s top export markets, and they offer enormous growth opportunities for Michigan businesses.

Attendees at Global Trade Days learned about opportunities and trends in top export markets, assistance provided by the Michigan Centers, success stories from participating Michigan companies and upcoming Michigan trade missions and events. Business owners in attendance can also request one-on-one meetings with the country market specialists.

 

Learn About Exporting Through Global Trade Days

The second annual Global Trade Days Roadshow featured presentations from specialists from foreign markets such as Mexico, Canada, China, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates. These countries and their representatives offer incredible growth opportunities for Michigan Businesses looking to expand their international reach. To learn more, contact Chris Bosio, International Trade Manager, Michigan's Northern Lower and Upper Peninsula.

 

2014 TOPICS INCLUDED:

  • Opportunities and trends in top export markets
  • Assistance provided by the Michigan Centers and trade offices
  • Success stories from participating Michigan companies
  • 2014-2015 Michigan trade missions and trade shows
  • One-on-one meetings available with speakers
 
 
2014 MARKET SPECIALISTS
 
Ning Shao and Yan Wu, Michigan China Center
Gary Daley, Michigan Canada Center
Claudia Tomaselli, Michigan Brazil Center
Efren Flores, Michigan Mexico Center
Anne Jafery, Channels, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
 
 
 
 
For more information about exporting, contact:
 

 


 

What Attendees Said About Last Year's Global Trade Day

"Great seminar last Friday. I learned a lot and am excited to move forward!"  -- Todd Hurley, Hurley Marine, Inc.

"Thank you, again, for the opportunity to participate in Global Trade Days. We were very impressed with the organization and well-thought out programming. Your attention to detail was very much appreciated."  
--Cindy Pleva-Weber, Pleva International, Inc.

 

2013 Speakers

- Ning Shao, Director, Michigan China Center
- Nancy Ward, Director, Michigan Canada Center
- Claudia Tomaselli, Director, Michigan Brazil Center
- Efren Flores, Contractor, Mexico
- Anne Jafery, Managing Partner, Channels, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
 

Videos

Brazil
The Director of the Michigan Brazil Center, Claudia Tomaselli, was one of the speakers at a Global Trade Day event hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. Tomaselli discussed export opportunities for Michigan companies that want to do business in Brazil. Watch the video to find out more.
 
     
     
Canada
The Director of the Michigan Canada Center, Nancy Ward, was one of the speakers at a Global Trade Day event hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. Ward looked at some of the top export opportunities for Michigan companies that want to do business in Canada. Watch the video to find out more.
 
     
     
China
The Director of the Michigan China Center, Ning Shao, was one of the speakers at a Global Trade Day event hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. Ning Shao talked why Michigan companies should consider doing business in China and what some of the best trade opportunities are. Watch the video to find out more.
 
     
     
Mexico
Mexican trade representative Efren Flores was one of the speakers at a Global Trade Day event hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. Flores talked about trade opportunities in Mexico for Michigan businesses and offered advice for companies interested in doing business in Mexico. Watch the video to find out more.
 
     
     
United Arab Emirates
Anne Jafery, the managing partner of Channels a trade consultancy based in the United Arab Emirates, was one of the speakers at a Global Trade Day event hosted by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. Watch the video to hear Jafery's advice for companies that want to do business in the Middle East.
 

 

Topics

- Opportunities and trends in top export markets
- Assistance provided by the Michigan Centers and foreign trade offices
- Success stories from participating Michigan companies
- 2013-2014 Michigan trade missions and trade shows

 

 

   Listen as WTCM Radio host Ron Jolly talks with Michael Finney, President and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation about exporting, business, and the Global Trade Day.
     
     
     
  Watch the video to hear about exporting and sales into the Mexican market. The MEDC and the Global Trade Alliance of Northern Michigan, in partnership with the Mexico Trade office, can provide your company services to help you get started in the export process.

 

 

 

Related Info:  Global Trade Alliance of Northern Michigan