Broward County Presents 2011 Export Readiness Seminar


DATE: August 29, 2011
CONTACT: Deborah Wilkinson/Joan Junkala
Office of Economic and Small Business Development

PHONE: 954-357-6400

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development will present the 2011 Export Readiness Seminar, a three-part educational series designed to help companies grow by identifying their export potential. The sessions are open to the general business community at no cost, and will be held on three consecutive Tuesdays, September 13, 20 and 27, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Broward College, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Registration and networking will begin at 9 a.m. prior to each session.

The Export Readiness Seminar is designed as an introduction to exporting for Broward County companies. Upon completion, participants will be able to determine their firm’s readiness to export, conduct market research to identify desired markets, understand the basics of developing an export plan, comply with regulations of both the United States and the receiving country, and access resources for export guidance. Participants who complete all three sessions will receive a certificate of attendance from the Broward College Institute for Economic Development. Workshop schedule and topics include:

Session I: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Higher Education Complex, Room 1208
Featured Topics:

  • Why Export?
  • Where to Start
  • Develop Your Export Plan
  • Identify and Prepare for Your Markets

Session II: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Higher Education Complex, Room 1208
Featured Topics:

  • Country Policies/Free Trade Agreements
  • Logistics and Support
  • Regulations – U.S. and Abroad

Session III: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Askew Tower, Room 724
Featured Topics:

  • Methods of Payment
  • Export Financing
  • Export Advice and Resources Available
  • Business Travel Abroad

The 2011 Export Readiness Seminar is part of Broward County's ongoing efforts to stimulate the local economy through job creation and international trade. This program is co-sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce and Broward College.

For additional information on the 2011 Export Readiness Seminar and other services offered by the Office of Economic and Small Business Development, visit or call 954-357-6400 (voice), 954-357-5664 (TTY).

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