Tuesday, April 22, 2014

POLB to Host Global Exports Workshop

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach, in conjunction with UPS, is scheduled to host a free workshop entitled “Go Global: Achieving your Growth Goals,” on two separate days next month. The workshops are geared toward those new to exporting, as well as those wanting to reach new markets abroad.

Among the information scheduled to be provided: the benefits of going global, and how businesses can increase sales and profits, reduce dependence on traditional markets and grow their international reach.
The first workshop is scheduled for 8 am to noon, Wed., May 7 at The Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd. #245, Los Angeles, CA 90015. The second is planned for 8 am to noon, Wed., May 21 at Ontario Convention Center, 2000 East Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764.

Scheduled speakers for both events include: Port of Long Beach Business Development Manager Gina Barro; Noel Massie, president of the Southern California District of UPS; Brian Peck, the Deputy Director of International Affairs & Business Development for GO-Biz; and Dan Gardner, president of Trade Facilitators, Inc.

Attendance and breakfast are free; however, each venue charges for parking. More information and registration for the May 7 workshop is available at http://www.polb.com/economics/may7workshop.asp. Registration for the May 21 workshop can be done online at http://www.polb.com/economics/may21workshop.asp.