Local Events for Middle Tennessee:

Export Compliance Training

When: August 6, 2014 8:30 am CDT to 4:30 pm

Where: Progressive Savings Bank – Conference Room

1080 Interstate Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501

Cost: $95

Register: Click Here! 

Topics Include:

  • Due Diligence- knowing your customer/Common red flags
  • Checking the 6 mandatory denial lists
  • Security requirements/penalties
  • Country specific requirements
  • Export documentation & filing of the EEI
  • Schedule B classification
  • NAFTA basics / Wood packaging requirements
  • Insurance & Record keeping requirements
  • FCPA – Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Who should attend: anyone involved with exports, sales, customer service, traffic managers, purchasing managers.

For More Information: Please contact Patrick Spence at patrick.spence@trade.gov or 615-736-2225

Deadline to Register: August 4, 2014

Discover Global Markets: Free Trade Agreements

When: September 9-10, 2014

Where: Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, MI

Register / Learn more: http:/export.gov/michigan/discoverglobalmarkets/

Compete. Win. Grow.

Participate in DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS: Leveraging the Free Trade Agreements and:

Identify and gain access to emerging markets and opportunities.

Obtain the tools necessary to succeed in foreign markets.

Leverage government contacts and resources to compete successfully.

What to Expect:

  • Dynamic market exploration sessions.
  • Excellent networking opportunities throughout the conference.
  • Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with international trade diplomats.
  • Private Consultations with International Trade Diplomats from U.S. Embassies and Consulates:


Dominican Rep.



El Salvador








Costa Rica


South Korea

Sessions to Include:

  • Industry panels featuring companies and individuals sharing their experiences in the 15 markets listed above.
  • Market entry and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Basic and advanced sessions on qualifying for FTAs and creating an FTA compliance program.
  • High-profile keynote speaker(s).

TSBDC Export Boot Camp

Cost: FREE!

This seminar will provide the nuts and bolts of information needed to become a successful exporter. Topics will include how to identify markets for your products, how to finance your export transaction, and how to mitigate economic political and financial risks. This is a free seminar but reservations are required and available on-line at www.tsbdc.org or by calling 615-898-2745. Please arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the startup of the seminar


September 24, 2014 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST


Business Development Center/Hamilton Co.

100 Cherokee Blvd.

Chattanooga, TN 37405


October 2, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST


Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

17 Market Square

Knoxville, TN 37902


October 16, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST


Renaissance Business Center

555 Beale Street

Memphis, TN 38103


November 13, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CST


TSU Avon Williams Campus

330 10th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37203


December 4, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST


Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

17 Market Square

Knoxville, TN 37902