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Connecting members of MMAC's World Trade Association,
the region's premier international network.
As we all know, the U.S. political environment is undergoing an unprecedented time of change. The whole world is watching as the new administration sets the stage for the future of global business by redefining trade agreements & forming new alliances.
The theme of this year's WTA Wisconsin International Trade Conference -- Trade in Times of Change -- is designed to help you conduct strategic international business while remaining agile & flexible in the wake of new global trends. To be competitive you must be educated and this year's conference puts you in front of experts on topics ranging from strategic marketing and planning, to innovative ways to obtain finance and the future of trade policies.

Check out the day's line-up and be honest with yourself. How can you afford not to attend? Contact me if you have any questions. I'll personally put you in touch with any of our panelists. or 414-287-4123. 
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 PM   *  Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee
$175/WTA member - $200/non-member - $80/Student - $65/Lunch or breakfast only
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Breakfast Program: 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
*    The Governor's Export Awards presented by Gov. Scott Walker
*    Panel Discussion with Award Winners moderated by Lt. Gov Rebecca Kleefisch

Concurrent AM Sessions:  9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
*    Export Café - Six roundtables will discuss specific issues and challenges of selling internationally
*    Navigating the Changing European Business Landscape
*    Export Compliance Violations - This Could Happen to You!

Lunch Program: 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Keynote speaker John G. Murphy, VP for International Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Concurrent PM Sessions: 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
*    Compliance Café - Six roundtables will discuss specific issues and challenges of compliance regulations.
*    Finance and International Volatility - How to remain financially flexible in the evolving international arena.
*    Make E-commerce Work for You!

Networking Reception: 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

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WEDC's targeted trade ventures
These trade ventures will help you build the relationships necessary for increased international sales.
Grant money is available to attend & use toward travel costs. Contact Chad Hoffman 

AES & Foreign Trade Regulations Compliance Seminar
This program is being presented by the U.S. Commercial Service & the Wisconsin District Export Council.  Highlights include: mandatory filing requirements, how to avoid common penalties, best practices for maintaining compliance with export regulations, and AES Direct & Export Report features in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). 

M7 Export Development Grant Program 
Accepting applications through March 31st. 
Companies can receive up to $5,000 in matching funds to subsidize the cost of any projects companies undertake to grow existing markets or enter new markets.

Contact Chad Hoffman for more information on applying. 
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