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International Business, Small Business, U.S. Exports, Uncategorized

Interested in expanding your business in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia?

ImageIn April, regional experts from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia will convene in Glendale, Arizona for the two-day ACCESS 2012 conference at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

ACCESS 2012 is a unique opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Commercial Service officers serving in some of the world’s fastest growing economies. ACCESS 2012 can help your company identify new export markets and opportunities in Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, obtain the resources necessary to succeed in these markets, and develop market entry strategies. Senior Commercial Officers from the following countries will attend: Algeria; Eqypt; Ghana; India; Israel; Jordan; Kenya; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Morocco; Nigeria; Pakistan; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.

The forum will consist of: 
• Sessions on market entry strategies, financing, and mitigating risk 
• Concurrent sessions covering country and industry specific information and opportunities 
• One-on-one meetings with market/industry specialists from U.S. Embassies in the region  (requires separate, free registration from the conference.)
• High-profile keynote speakers 

• Numerous networking opportunities

Venue: Thunderbird School of Global Management, 1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ
Date: April 24 & 25, 2012
Web link and registration: http://export.gov/arizona/access2012/index.asp   
Linked In: http://linkd.in/Ay243q

Fee: $425 per person ($350 per person for registrations prior to March 1st.) 
 
Arizona companies can qualify for a 50% reimbursement through the Arizona Commerce Authority’s STEP grant program. Please contact Kevin O’Shea for details about the grant: kevino@azcommerce.com

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About rayhays

Ray Hays is an international executive and Member of the District Export Council of Arizona. Ray has over 20 years experience in franchising management, international business development and small business growth. He has field experience in over 50 countries, working for global market leaders in the service sector. He holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BS from Georgetown University.

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