Meet Commercial Service Officers from U.S. Embassies Around the World at a Special Event in Washington

Here’s a chance to save a bundle of money in making key exporting contacts.

Savvy exporters know that one of the best ways to get acquainted with foreign markets, buyers and distributors is to work with “Commercial Service” officers who are posted to U.S. Embassies in the exporter’s target markets.

These Commercial Service officers, who are officials of the U.S. Department of Commerce, are well versed in the commercial activities of the countries where they serve, and can be especially helpful for small and mid-sized U.S. exporters.

You could spend a fortune going to U.S. embassies around the world meeting these Commercial Service officers – or you could attend ONE EVENT in Washington and meet dozens of them who’ve flown in from Africa, Europe, and India.

That event is coming up. It’s called the “Trade Winds” Conference and it will be held on May 15th and 16th at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Crystal City, VA, adjactent to Ronal Reagan National Airport in Washington.

In addition to offering a broad and interesting program

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the conference also will provide pre-scheduled one-on-one consultations between U.S. companies and the Commercial Service officers – something that would otherwise cost a company thousands of dollars and days, if not weeks, of time.

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Interested companies should register soon.

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In addition to the CS officers, the conference will feature over 40 private sector exporting experts from Auntie Anne’s, BMW, Boeing, Cargill, FedEx, General Electric, Medtronic, Northrop Grumman, Staples and dynamic small and medium sized firms who are succeeding overseas.

Breakout sessions will focus on key exporting topics.

Note that if you plan to stay in the conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency, the discounted conference rate on rooms ends on April 20, 2007.