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Posted on: May 31, 2011

NEI ExportNOW Conference focused on increasing exports for Kansas businesses

Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George will participate in the June 2 ExportNOW conference, sponsored by the National Export Initiative (NEI), in Wichita. The conference is a one-day event that will bring together export knowledge, expertise and resources from a wide variety of sources to help businesses export successfully. In addition, conference attendees will have access to high-level trade officials within various federal and state agencies.

“I encourage those interested in adding an export component to their businesses or increasing their exports to attend this conference,” George said. “We will focus on how Kansas companies can overcome challenges to exporting, identifying financial and other resources available for exporting, and how to generally compete more successfully on a global scale.”

WHAT: Export NOW Conference, sponsored by the NEI and organized by the U.S. International Trade Administration and Kansas World Trade Center, in partnership with the Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center, Kansas Department of Commerce, National Center of Aviation Technology, NetWork Kansas, Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Agri-Business Council of Wichita, Kansas Small Business Development Center and the Wichita Independent Business Association.

WHEN/WHERE: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, June 2, at the Hyatt Regency, 400 West Waterman, Wichita, Kan. 67202. Registration and continental breakfast will open at 7 a.m.

WHO: The conference will bring together national, state and local resources for exporters, including some of the top trade representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce, as well as trade staff from the Kansas Department of Commerce.

NOTES: A detailed agenda for the conference, registration information and a list of participating individuals and organizations can be found at

Reporters are welcome to attend. To RSVP, contact the World Trade Center at (316) 264-5982.

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