As a business owner, you are probably implementing a strategy to increase your revenue this holiday season. Have you thought about selling your goods or services to the overseas market this holiday season and reaching a far greater number of consumers?
The Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT) is co-sponsoring a seminar to help your business take advantage of both the holiday season and the markets that exist overseas.
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Location: LA Law Library 301 W. 1st Street Los Angeles CA 90012
To register: Click here
This seminar is designed for business owners who want to export but just do not know where to start. Business owners will be introduced to the combined market opportunities worth about $7 trillion throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the resources needed to enter those markets.
- Free trade agreements
- How to transport your goods overseas
- Export financing
At the end of the seminar, you will be able to:
- Name the laws that provide opportunities for U.S. businesses in specific overseas markets
- Identify the right market(s) for your specific product or service
- Name three common modes of overseas transportation
- Meet international trade specialists in the areas of market research, transportation of goods and export financing
Sarita D. Jackson, Ph.D. is the founder, president and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT), a think-tank/consulting firm. She conducts market competitive analyses for clients and helps organizations develop international trade programs. She also teaches Fundamentals of International Trade at UCLA Extension. Dr. Jackson has published numerous scholarly articles both nationally and internationally and is currently drafting a book on international trade competitiveness in the 21st century. Dr. Jackson serves on the Board of Directors of Women in International Trade-Los Angeles (WIT-LA) and is a member of the National Association of Small Business International Trade Executives (NASBITE).
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and Spanish at the University of Southern California and a Master’s and Doctorate in political science at Brown University.
Pellson Lau joined the U.S. Small Business Administration - Office of International Trade in 2011 as the Regional Manager of the Export Solutions Group. He currently covers Southern California and the State of Arizona from his office at the U.S. Export Assistance Center – Los Angeles (USEAC). Prior to the SBA, he amassed over 25 years’ experience in the banking industry, specializing in international trade operations, commercial lending, credit review and administration, and various government loan guarantee programs through the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. and the SBA.
Pellson holds a banking diploma from ifs School of Finance, United Kingdom, a certificate inpersonal financial planning from the University of California, Los Angeles and a MBA from the University of Southern California. He is an enrolled agent licensed by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Pellson is also a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP).
Lynda Wilson-Bey is President and CEO of South Los Angeles Logistics, FPC, a 3PL company that integrates and manages all logistics services of a complex supply chain. The Company’s mission is to facilitate the exchange of goods and service between Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the U.S. through trade and investment. Her extensive experience with detailed coordination of complex operations involving many people, facilities and suppliers began 35 years ago as a Legal Secretary. The knowledge involved in learning to navigate federal, state and local court jurisdictions while also having to manage the flow of documentation from origin to disposition, has given her the foundation, skills and expertise to lead her company into the 21st Century global economy. Today, she uses that same knowledge as a business planning frame-work for the management of materials, service, information and capital flows. She serves as Director of Global Logistics Education for Africa-USA Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
$25 for the class (nonrefundable, payment reserves spot)
Parking options available during on-line registration.