Inland Empire News | Grow Business Through Export

February 22, 2016

The Trade Connect Regional Trade Forum: How to Grow Your Business through Export will take place on March 2nd from 9a.m. to 12p.m. at the San Bernardino International Airport, International Terminal. Registration begins at 8:30a.m. For information, contact Jean Coronel at jcoronel@portla.org or click here to register. The event is free for attendees and the media are welcome to attend.

Offered by the Port of Los Angeles in strategic partnership with the EDCT Foundation of the San Bernardino Community College District, and in co-sponsorship with the City of San Bernardino and the San Bernardino International Airport, the event will bring together experts to inform Inland Empire businesses and entrepreneurs of the multitude of international trade opportunities and assistance programs available to them.

The Trade Connect Regional Trade Forum will introduce Inland Empire manufacturers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to the myriad services, programs and resources available from international trade experts, financial institutions, business providers, and local, county and federal government agencies designed to assist them in starting, expanding and diversifying their businesses through entry into the International Trade sector.

Speakers and panelists from the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration, Export-Import Bank, LA Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, LA County Bar Association, Centers for International Trade, San Bernardino County, the MicroEnterprise Collaborative of Inland Southern California, Bank of America, and numerous small business lenders and providers such as the Entrepreneurship Institute of San Bernardino will present the most current information available.

SBCCD Board of Trustees President John Longville said: “The San Bernardino Community College District, through its Economic Development and Corporate Training Foundation, is pleased to sponsor this event which will provide timely and specialized information to those interested in doing business in international trade.”

Businesses, educational institutions and government agencies interested in sponsorship opportunities for the event including vendor booths (free of charge), wall banner sponsorships, program advertising and listings and various donations sought in support of the event should contact Ashley Gaines, EDCT Foundation Interim Director at (909) 382-4074 or by email at againes@sbccd.org.

Chancellor Bruce Baron explained, “The topics to be covered at this Forum, such as  “Export Readiness,” “Finding and Expanding Overseas Markets,” and “Financing and Insuring Overseas Markets” will make the nuts and bolts of international trade readily understandable and open up commerce in a way we have not made available before. This is also a terrific networking opportunity for business people and government personnel.”

EVENT: Trade Connect Regional Trade Forum: How to Grow Your Business through Export

 

DATE: March 2, 2016 from 9a.m. to 12p.m.

LOCATION: San Bernardino International Airport, International Terminal

COST: FREE TO ATTEND


TO REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/IntroTC30216

FREE VENDOR BOOTH INFO: againes@sbccd.org

 

EDCT Foundation Export Trade Forum

 

About the San Bernardino Community College District

The San Bernardino Community College District (SBCCD) is one of 72 community college districts within the California Community College system, the largest educational system in the world, which encompasses 113 community colleges. The SBCCD has an 89 year history of providing its community and students with quality and affordable vocational certificates, associate’s degrees, and preparation for transfer to a four year college or university through San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) and Crafton Hills College (CHC). In addition, the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division (PDC) and KVCR TV-FM/FNX provide professional development and cultural and educational information to the community at large.

 

About the Economic Development & Corporate Training Division:

The Economic Development and Corporate Training (EDCT) division is comprised of the Professional Development Center (PDC), the Donald F. Averill Applied Technology Training Center (ATTC), the Center for the Advancement of Nanotechnology (NanoCenter), Logistics Technology Program, Office of the ICT/Digital Media Deputy Sector Navigator, the Entrepreneurship Institute of San Bernardino, and the On-line Education Center (Ed2Go). EDCT provides a wide variety of customized and off-the-shelf training programs and consulting services aimed at assisting the advancement of businesses in the Inland Empire. The division is innovative and responsive in assisting employers with employee development, retention, and job creation.

The mission of the Economic Development and Corporate Training Foundation is to develop resources, philanthropic support, strategic alliances, and investments through workforce intermediary initiatives for the advancement of the economic and workforce development mission of the Economic Development and Corporate Training Division and the student success efforts of the San Bernardino Community College District.

For additional information on the SBCCD or the EDCT, please contact Alisa Sparkia Moore, Esq., Communications and Public Relations at (909) 382-4012, (805) 717-0347 cell (preferred), or by email at asmoore@sbccd.edu.