Local Events for Middle Tennessee:

Doing Business in Southeast Asia

Date: Tuesday May 3, 2016 8:00am to 11:30pm CT

Cost: $20

Location: 150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1900 Nashville, TN 37201

Registration: Click here!

Download Event Flyer: Please Click Here.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an alliance of 10 countries with rich business environments: Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines and Brunei Darussalam. These countries represent some of the largest economies in the region as well as the world. ASEAN markets welcome U.S. companies with an ease of doing business, making the region ripe for trade and investment.

The U.S. Commercial Service Nashville staff will host Margaret Hanson-Muse, the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs for ASEAN, to discuss doing business in ten Southeast Asian countries. Ms. Hanson-Muse will cover the country profiles of these ten nations and discuss the top markets and best prospects for U.S. firms. Top sectors for U.S. companies include Agribusiness, Aircraft (and parts), Automotive, Consulting, Consumer Goods, Defense, Education, Environmental Technology, Financial Services, Franchising, Healthcare, IT (including computer hardware and software), Manufacturing, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation, and more. Join us to learn about how to successfully enter or grow your presence in these key markets and learn how the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement could improve market access for U.S. businesses.

A limited number of one-on-one meetings with industry experts are available to seminar participants. Once you register for the seminar via the link above, you may apply for a private meeting by contacting Andrew.Collier@trade.gov.

e-Commerce for Exporters

Date: June 7, 2016

Time: 8:30am to 12:00noon

Location: TSU Downtown Campus

330 10th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203

Cost: $20

Registration: http://go.usa.gov/czF5T

e-Commerce is transforming the world of trade for consumers and businesses. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) now have channels to buy and sell globally sitting at their PC, tablet or smartphone. e-Commerce will play a big role in enhancing U.S. exports by enabling any person with a good product or service to sell to anyone, anywhere and at any time. Join the U.S. Commercial Service and partners for a comprehensive seminar on understanding e-commerce, including the following:

  • Develop, expand and grow your web presence to attract international buyers.
  • Learn how to conduct an export transaction.
  • Interact with a resource panel of banking, logistics and legal experts.

While the seminar is tailored to small and medium sized companies that operate or want to operate outside the United States, any member of the exporting community is welcome to join us. We are pleased to have speakers from UPS, Frost, Brown & Todd and the Tennessee Small Business Development Center.

In 2014, consumers used e-commerce technology and processes to buy USD 80 billion worth of goods and services in other countries. This is called cross-border e-commerce. The Boston Consulting Group anticipates cross-border sales will mushroom to USD 350 billion by 2025.

For More Information:

Please contact Patrick Spence at (615) 218-0545 or patrick.spence@trade.gov

TSBDC Export Seminars

Cost: FREE!

Export Boot Camp

The workshop will provide the nuts and bolts of information needed to become a successful exporter. Topics will include:

  • How to identify markets for your products and services
  • How to finance your export transaction
  • How to mitigate economic, political and financial risks

Where is Your Export Market?

This is a hands-on interactive workshop designed to help you identify, research and enter new international markets. Topics will include:

  • Market Selections: Where does the opportunity for my product or service lie?
  • Market Research: How do I find the information that will help me select a target market?
  • Market Entry Strategies: My market selection is made, now what?

These are free seminar but reservations are required and available on-line at www.tsbdc.org or by calling 615-963-7179. Please arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the startup of the seminar.



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