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Hear From the Experts - Trade Documentation Boot Camp This Week (July 18)


Module 3: Trade Documentation & Shipping Overseas
July 18, 2013 (Thursday - This Week)

- A team presentation by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection
The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will make a presentation about the paperwork and procedures that every exporter and importer should know about and comply with. CBP Officer Thomas Mahn will discuss export procedures and paperwork, and Import Specialist Pamela Pierson will discuss importing issues. The presenters will identify common pitfalls for those doing international trade. Examples of paperwork will be provided and the Q&A session will be held to answer your questions regarding specific items or situations.

- PJ Cranmer, Regional Operations Manager - Pacific Northwest, Commodity Forwarders Inc.

PJ Cranmer will talk about his company's hands-on experience in shipping overseas. PJ specializes in refrigerated cargo and has over 29 years of experience with cargo domestic and international freight forwarding.

Commodity Forwarders Inc. specializes in the transportation & distribution of perishable products worldwide. They handle freight of all kinds from frozen fish & meats, fruits, vegetables & flowers, to chilled fish, organic produce and dry cargo.

For more information about PJ's company, visit www.cfi-lax.com
Module 4: Using Social Media to Market Your Company
July 25, 2013 (Thursday)

- Joy Bunde, President, Bloom U, LLC

Joy's company specializes in web design & development, logo & company branding, social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), public relations (TV & radio), various promotional materials and signage among many other things. Her presentation will include hands-on demonstrations, so don't forget to bring your laptop!
To learn more about Joy's company, visit bloomu.co

- Christine West, PhD, Industrial Organizational Psychologist,

"Charting the Panoramic Social View"

Are you full of questions and are becoming more jumbled with mundane answers about what and why your business needs to be traversing through the social media foothills? If you said yes, you probably are similar to many professionals, who know you want and need increased visibility, connectivity and profitability for your business; yet posting here and there on the social scene is leaving you feeling lost in the wilderness not really knowing what direction to navigate towards. This is where and why a simplified strategy is charted for you by Christine West, to help you see the big picture and maximize your impact prior to traversing the social scene.

To learn more about Christine's company, visit www.thebusinessmd.net

Schedule for the rest of the Boot Camps TBA soon! 
Other modules will cover the following topics:
- International Sales, Promotion & Local Resources
- Establishing International Distribution Channels & Market Entry Strategies

For more information, please visit our website: wtcak.org


Module 1: Export Financing

June 13, 2013 (Thursday)
Module 1 was designed for companies seeking financing for their export operations. Presenters discussed the financing programs available through their agencies in cooperation with local commercial banks.

- Sam Dickey, Deputy District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
- Jeff San Juan, Business Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank Alaska
- Lynn Kassert, Business Advisor for International Trade, Alaska Small Business Development Center
- Paul Watts, Senior Export Finance Manager, Export-Import Bank of the U.S., San Francisco Branch Office
- Greg Wolf, Executive Director, WTCAK - Alaska Export Assistance Center

Module 2: Legal Aspects of International Trade
June 20, 2013 (Thursday)

Module 2 was designed to help Alaskan companies to understand a variety of legal topics, to inform them about possible threats and other practical considerations that anyone doing international business should be aware.
Isaak Hurst, Attorney, International Maritime Group (IMG)
A team presentation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
If you missed these Boot Camps, please contact WTCAK for the information on the presentations.


World Trade Center Alaska 
together with Alaska Export Assistance
 Center, and other community and business partners, have

developed a new program, INTERNATIONAL TRADE BOOT CAMP SERIES, that will take place this summer.

We invite you to participate in an exclusive training program that will feature six half-day MODULES designed to give you strategies, insights, and a ready network of contacts necessary to successfully expand your sales globally. If you are a beginner who believes exporting could be a part your growth strategy or already an experienced exporter, these Boot Camps will provide you with the hands on tools and the latest information necessary to succeed in the ever-changing environment of international trade and commerce. In addition, though the Boot Camps, you will become informed about the effective finance and marketing assistance currently available through both state and federal agencies and walk away knowing precisely how to leverage these resources.

Selling your products and services overseas is both profitable and culturally rewarding for all companies that want to prosper in today's global marketplace. SIGN UP TODAY!



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