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Posted on: May 31, 2012

Kansas Department of Commerce to offer free conference on marketing to Mexico

The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization (KSU-IC) are sponsoring a free video conference for businesses interested in learning more about marketing and shipping products to Mexico. Mexico is the second biggest export market for the state. In 2011, Kansas companies shipped more than $1.6 billion in goods and services to Mexico.

WHAT: Free video conference for Kansas companies interested in learning how to market and ship products to Mexico. The conference is geared toward marketing/sales staff, freight managers and business development professionals.

WHO: Presenting information will be Rick Held, president, Held & Associates (a freight forwarding company); Nathalie Scharf, STEP grant manager, Kansas Department of Commerce; and Jose Jimenez, managing partner, Kansas Mexico Office.

WHEN/WHERE: 1-3 p.m., June 12. The conference will be broadcast by KSU-IC, 2005 Research Park Circle, Manhattan, Kan. 66502. Contact Lyle Peterson for more information, (785) 633-8404 or The following locations also will participate in the conference:

KANSASWORKS Dodge City Workforce Center
2308 First Ave.
Dodge City, Kan. 67801
Contact Aaron Cannon: (620) 227-8006

Colby Community College
Room 107 Student Union
1255 S. Range
Colby, Kan. 67701
Contact James Foster: (785) 443-3002

KANSASWORKS Hays Workforce Center
North Conference Room
332 E. 8th Street
Hays, Kan. 67601
Contact Dan Steffen: (785) 217-3252

KANSASWORKS Garden City Workforce Center
107 E. Spruce St.
Garden City, Kan. 67846
Contact: Aaron Cannon (620) 227-8006

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: For more information about the conference, contact the site manager closest to your location or the Department’s Greg Call, (785) 771-6808 or Interested individuals are asked to register with the site they plan to attend.

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