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July 30, 2012 | Tom Ballard

Mexico-focused business session planned for August 10

The U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce has scheduled a one-half day program in Chattanooga for those interested in doing business with Mexico.

Robert Leach, Director of the Knoxville U.S. Export Assistance Center, told that Deputy Senior Commercial Officer Stephen Alley from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico will be a featured presenter at the August 10 event. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The INCubator, 100 Cherokee Boulevard in Chattanooga. Registration fee is $59 including lunch.

In addition to Alley, other speakers include John C. Gurney, Senior Vice President, International Department, First Tennessee Bank; Martha Taylor Fischer, Manager, John S. James Company, International Freight Forwarder’ and Leach.

Mexico’s economy is growing at a robust 3.9% annually, and international economists estimate that the country will become the seventh largest economy in the world by 2020. Mexico’s close proximity and deep ties to the U.S. make it a natural export market, yet there are challenges in culture and language to overcome. Speakers will address these challenges and the opportunities in Mexico and how U.S. businesses can be successful in selling to Mexico.

The event is designed for those involved in international sales, finance, shipping and documentation, and management.

For additional information, call Leach at 865/545-4637.

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