Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Owen George Presents "Successful Strategies" at EuroTrade Forum

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Owen George presented "Successful Strategies for the European Market" at the U.S. Commercial Services EuroTrade Forum 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

Meeting at the beautiful Marriot World Center resort, several hundred members of the MEP joined representatives of USA based manufacturing - and the U.S. Commercial Services Europe regional team.

Representing Thermaco, Inc., Owen shared strategies and real life experiences in the journey to succeed in exporting to Europe.

A highlight of the day was a visit from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, who spoke of the big challenge ahead to meet President Obama's goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years.

Thanks go to the outstanding MEP and U.S. Commercial Services teams for hosting this outstanding event!

pictured: Roger Kilmer, Director, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (L), was an outstanding host during the 2010 MEP National Conference.

(The description below is from the Manufacturing Extension Partnership's website.)

Transatlantic trade between the United States and Europe is the single largest trading partnership in the world with U.S. bilateral trade with Europe totaling nearly $600 billion! European markets offer significant opportunities for U.S. businesses, whether small or medium-sized, new-to-export, or new-to-market!

The European regions of the U.S. Commercial Service is excited to have selected the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Conference as the venue for its annual international tradecraft and client counseling program, the EuroTrade Forum.

The MEP conference will provide you with a forum to meet 28 Senior Commercial Officers (SCOs) from U.S. Embassies throughout Europe and to reach an extensive network of manufacturing partners and clients. Via a program of seminars and individual counseling sessions, the U.S. Commercial Service will assist you and other invited manufacturers with exporting your products and services to Europe.

All U.S. manufacturers and service providers participating in the EuroTrade Forum, will benefit from sessions on:

• Basics of exporting
• Export financing and logistics
• Intellectual property protection, legal and regulatory considerations
• Market overviews

• Plus, one-on-one counseling sessions with U.S. Senior Commercial Officers will help you identify market opportunities for your firm!