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EX-IM BANK, OTHER AGENCIES SPONSOR TRAINING TO HELP SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMPANIES INCREASE FOREIGN SALES

TRAINING AVAILABLE TO HELP TAMPA BAY AREA AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COMPANIES INCREASE FOREIGN SALES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 12, 2004

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200


Ex-Im Bank To Host Exporter Symposium Jan. 20th In Sarasota, Florida


WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration, Overseas Private Investment Corporation and local sponsors will host an exporter symposium Jan. 20 in Sarasota, Florida. The training is designed for area companies of all sizes who wish to learn how to find and finance foreign buyers and increase their sales.


Attendees will learn how to find international buyers, access valuable trade information, obtain working capital loans, protect against the risk of nonpayment, offer buyer financing, and invest overseas with the U.S. government's assistance. The symposium also will address special Ex-Im Bank programs for environmental and service exports, lease transactions, and small, minority-owned and woman-owned businesses. The half-day session features case studies and classroom discussions to facilitate the attendees' understanding of the many dynamic trade products and services available.


EVENT: Symposium for U.S. Exporters
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 20, 2004
WHERE: SpringHill Suites by Marriott
1020 University Parkway
Sarasota, Florida 34234
COST: $59 (includes materials and breakfast)
TO REGISTER:On-line registration is available by logging onto
www.exim.gov and clicking on the seminars link, or you
may call (202) 565-3912 or fax your application to 202-565-3723
(202) 565-3723

Local sponsors include the Florida District Export Council, the Sarasota County Committee for Economic Development, the Manatee Economic Development Council, the Sarasota-Manatee Manufacturer's Association, and the Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center.