2018 Kansas International Trade Day Conference

International Trade Day

Lawrence DoubleTree  |  200 McDonald Drive  |  Lawrence, KS 66044

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• Student Rate is $50, Early Bird Rate is $50 through April 30th, and the rate increases to $75 beginning May 1st. Registration includes all sessions and the luncheon.

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• Patron: $250 - Exhibit table and two complementary registrations;
one copy of the Conference Registration List.

• Partner: $500 - Exhibit table and three complementary registrations;
one copy of the Conference Registration List; Company logo included in
conference guide & website; Company name included in media release.

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8:00 a.m.
Registration & Exhibits Open
9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m.
Session One – How to Pick a Market
Resources, Process, Cooperation! When going global with your business, picking the right market is the first step! This session will give you the How, Why and What of determining where in the world you should sell your products.
     • Introductions by Harland Priddle
     • Speaker -  John Addessi, JCCC KSBDC
     • Speaker – Paul Wenger, Wenger Manufacturing

10:30 a.m.
Session Two – Financial Options for Your International Buyers
Understanding your financial resources! Understanding financing of exporting can be
overwhelming to businesses large and small, and may hold them back from becoming
successful on the world marketplace. This session will break through the myths of financing export sales through the EX/IM Bank.
     • Introductions by Tom Hodge
     • Speaker – Mark Klein, Import/Export Bank

11:30 p.m.
Lunch Buffet & Break for networking and visiting exhibits
12:00 p.m
Welcoming Remarks
12:15 p.m.
Luncheon Session – Growing Kansas’ Global Partnerships
Moderated Panel Discussion: What are the secrets to success in growing business with
Kansas’ top Global Partners? Hear from an esteemed panel of Kansas’ top export markets:
     • Canada Consul General
     • China Consul General
     • Mexico Consul General
     • UK Consul General

1:45 p.m.
Break for networking and visiting exhibitions
2:00 p.m.
Session Three – Getting in Front of the Customer is Your Key to Success
Why it’s important and How to get there! Marketing your business is vital to success in
exporting. Did you know there are federal and state financial assistance programs to help you put your product in front of global buyers? You won’t want to miss this session!
     • Introduction by Randi Tveitaraas Jack
     • Speaker – Travis Young, Salina Vortex

3:15 p.m.
Session Four - Success Stories by 2018 Exporter of the Year Finalists
Hear tips for success from a panel comprised of Kansas’ top exporting businesses – each is a finalist for the prestigious 2018 Governor’s Exporter of the Year award which is celebrating its 30th Year!
     • Moderator – Melissa Birch, KITCC Chair
4:45 p.m.

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for the evening of Monday, June 4. Please call the
Lawrence DoubleTree at (785) 841-7077.

Please contact april.chiang@ks.gov for additional information.