Indy Event Focuses on Doing Business with Mexico

An August 21 World Trade Club/U.S. Department of Commerce event in Indianapolis will focus on doing business in Mexico. Here are the details

Since NAFTA was implemented, Indiana’s sales to Mexico have grown at an annual average rate of 12.8%. In 2011, Indiana’s exports to Mexico reached $3.27 billion. Transportation equipment alone constitutes 31.8% of total exports, and has increased by over 20% since 2005. Mexico is the United States’ second largest export market resulting in over $850 million of trade taking place each day. Indiana exports to Mexico constitute nearly 11% of total exported manufactured goods, offering growth potential for U.S. companies. It provides a unique opportunity for U.S. manufacturers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to participate in Mexico’s manufacturing supply chain.

At this event, the World Trade Club will be presented an Export Achievement Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Keynote Speakers

Michael Camuñez: Assistant Secretary of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. He will discuss:

  • U.S. – Mexico Trade Relations
  • Cross-border issues
  • National Export initiative

Juan M. Solana: Consul of Mexico. He will discuss the benefits NAFTA U.S – Mexico trade relations.

Featured Speakers

Dr. Allert Brown: Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies at University of Notre Dame. He will discuss the current business climate in Mexico.
Chris Felts: Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. He will discuss the legal opportunities and obstacles in Mexico.
– Randy Goode: Senior Vice President, PNC Bank. He will offer a perspective on financing business deals in Mexico.

Indiana Small Business Fair Set for May 11 in Carmel

The Indiana Small Business Fair on May 11 is intended to educate small business owners and staff about starting and building a business. Additionally, a drive to help Gleaners Food Bank will coincide with the event. Here is some more information from an email sent by the Yougo Network:

The Indiana Small Business Fair May 11th, 2010 is to support the start up and continued growth of small business in Indiana. The   goal is simply to provide the right resources and knowledge through the exhibitors and free seminars.  

The exhibitors will be organizations and businesses who can provide a service or product for small businesses. The fair will limit the exhibitors to 2-3 businesses in the same field in order to provide as much information in various fields as possible.

The Business Fair committee is inviting networking groups to be a part of this event to inform individuals about organizations who help people connect and grow together.

Seminars will be ongoing throughout the day to enlighten people on starting a business, advertising, sales, home based business, marketing, social media and networking.

We invite you to help support the Gleaners Food Bank Drive at the Indiana Small Business Fair!

We are asking small business owners and supporters of small businesses in Indiana to rally in support of hunger relief in Indiana. Bring any nonperishable food items to donate at the fair, and help Hoosier families who need assistance.  We CAN make a difference!

The exhibit floor is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for people to come and go as they please, to gather information, and grow. Networking is encouraged for everyone.

Our keynote speaker Scott Abbott will be kicking off the event from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.!

This has been well planned and thought out to make the Indiana Small Business Fair a most valuable and fun event for everyone. Open to the public.

Hat tip to our Cam Carter on the info.