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On an average day, Trina Worrell Benjamin handles invoices, returns calls and emails, directs a team of nearly a dozen employees and manages a client roster that has included big names like Rite Aid and Toys“R”Us. She admits her first steps into entrepreneurship were not easy. But with the help of…

Local entrepreneur gets a boost from Small Business Development Center

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Saint Vincent College SBDC to Host Global Growth Conference Focusing on U.S. Export Controls & Compliance

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Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center's (SBDC) Center for Global Competitiveness, along with co-sponsors U.S. Commercial Service and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, will host the 6th Annual Global Growth Conference on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. This conference’s main objective is to educate attendees on U.S. Export Controls and Regulations by featuring global market practitioners from some of the world’s leading multi-nationals who will share their best practices, personal experiences, and strategies for success.

Specialized sessions on Foreign Assets Control Regulations (OFAC), Foreign Trade Regulations, Automated Export System (AES), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), along with many others will benefit participants by providing the most up-to-date information on exporting and complying with Federal requirements. Because international trade can be difficult to sustain, it is vital to be aware of the opportunities and challenges that come along with growing one’s business to ensure success.  Companies who are currently selling their products internationally or who are thinking about exporting are encouraged to attend this valuable one-day conference.

The conference will take place in the Saint Vincent College Fred M. Rogers Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m., with registration starting at 8:00 a.m. The full scheduleis listed below.

Agenda
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks/ Continental Breakfast
8:45 a.m. Overview of U.S. Export Controls
9:45 a.m. Foreign Assets Control Regulations (OFAC)
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Item Classification: USML, ECCN & HTS/Schedule B
12:00 p.m. Networking/Lunch
1:00 p.m. Foreign Trade Regulations & AES Changes
2:00 p.m. ITAR and the Latest Export Control Reforms
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Ten Most Common Exporter Mistakes
3:30 p.m. Ask the Experts - Export Compliance Panel
4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks/ Evaluations/ Certificates of Completion
*Please note agenda is subject to change

The cost to attend for the full two-day conference is $175. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. Advance registration is required and seating is limited.  Interested companies should contact the SBDC directly at (724) 537-4572 or e-mail .  To view the even flyer, click here.