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Panelists announced for N.J. exporting conference


Kenneth Hitchner, Creative Marketing Alliance
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Panelists announced for N.J. exporting conference BioNJ CEO Debbie Hart will moderate first panel

Princeton Junction, N.J. – Aug. 20, 2014—The MIDJersey Center for Economic Development (MIDCED)—the economic arm of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce—today announced the three panels of experts that will be featured at the upcoming International Business Opportunities Conference. The one-day, exporting conference will be held at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, N.J., on Sept. 10 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

More than 150 of N.J.’s C-suite business leaders and innovators will gather to focus on strategies, tactics and resources for growing businesses by exporting goods and services overseas. The conference’s expert panelists will help N.J.-based companies and entrepreneurs enter the exporting business and/or grow their existing exporting business.

“The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about international markets and how to conduct business internationally,” said MIDCED Interim Executive Director Robert Prunetti.
“We believe that American businesses can benefit from growth around the world, especially since 85 percent of the future growth will occur outside the United States.”

Consider the conference’s three panels:

  • Exporting: A Plan of Action—BioNJ CEO Debbie Hart will moderate a panel discussion that will focus on what new entrants should know about exporting from N.J. Panelists will talk about the government, financial, logistical and professional service provider resources needed to do business beyond U.S. borders. Confirmed panelists include: William E. Spear, International Business Development and Protocol— international business advocate, U.S. State Department; Toni Corsini, N.Y./N.J. regional manager, U.S. Small Business Administration (Office of International Trade); Roger S. Cohen, lead international trade consultant, N.J. Small Business Development Centers & President, Cohen International; Regina Gordin, regional director, Export-Import Bank of the United States; Kimberlee Phelan, partner, WithumSmith+Brown; Michael Thompson, vice president, Fulton International Group/Fulton Financial Corp.; and Nevena Simidjiyska, associate, Fox Rothschild.
  • Exporting: Success Stories—Minister-Counselor Richard Steffens, who serves in the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Canada, will moderate a panel discussion that explores strategies on how existing N.J.-based exporters can grow their business. Confirmedpanelists include: Barry Zhang, CEO, Princetel; Thomas P. Mottley, senior international trade specialist, U.S. Export Assistance Center; Ralph Anderson, managing partner, The Green Group; and Manohar Patwardhan, president, Intelistics.
  • Hottest Export Markets for New Business—N.J. State Department’s Eddy S. Mayen, who oversees the state’s international business development strategy, will moderate a panel discussion focused on helping companies and entrepreneurs discover untapped exporting opportunities for their product and services. Confirmed panelists include: Consul General George Monyemangene, South Africa; Consul General Christian Rodriguez, Columbia; Vered Nohi-Becker, executive director, Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce; Henry T. Chou, partner, Hill Wallack; and William Healey, senior vice president, Alman Group.

The conference’s sponsors include Fulton Bank of New Jersey, Fulton International Group, Fox Rothschild, LLP, Reid Sound, Thomas Edison State College and Creative Marketing Alliance, Inc.

About The MIDCED
The MIDJersey Center for Economic Development (MIDCED), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation of the MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to driving economic growth in central New Jersey. The MIDCED leverages collaborative initiatives that promote the retention, expansion and attraction of businesses in the mid-Jersey region. For more information, visit: www.midced.org.

About Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA)

Creative Marketing Alliance (CMA) is a full-service marketing firm that has successfully launched and managed integrated marketing programs using a combination of strategy and creativity to produce measurable results for more than 25 years. Based in Princeton Junction, N.J., CMA’s services include strategic marketing through content creation, interactive and traditional design and public relations. For more information, please visit www.GoToCMA.com, call 609-297-2235 or email us at info@cmasolutions.com.

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