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Southern Alleghenies Bringing the World to PA is September 13, 2016

Southern Alleghenies Bringing the World to PA is September 13, 2016

15 AUTHORIZED TRADE REPRESENTATIVES COVERING 51 COUNTRIES WILL BE IN ONE LOCATION

 

For Immediate Release, August 16, 2016

Contact: Tina Taylor, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, International Trade Program Manager, 814-949-6517 – ttaylor@sapdc.org 

Altoona, PA – The Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development (OIBD), — within the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) — and the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission – the Regional Export Network (REN) Partner, are preparing for “Bringing the World to PA” here to the Alleghenies on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 in Johnstown, Cambria County.

Southern Alleghenies Bringing the World to PA presents an opportunity for companies in the Southern Alleghenies region (Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Fulton, and Somerset counties) to meet one‐on‐one with Pennsylvania’s international Authorized Trade Representatives (ATRs) in one location at Sunnehanna Country Club in Johnstown, PA on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. The event is at no charge but registration is a must.

Southern Alleghenies Bringing the World to PA will host 15 Authorized Trade Representatives covering 51 countries and will provide companies the opportunity to meet individually and confidentially to discuss international business development. These Representatives can help regional companies seeking foreign market intelligence, agents and distributor candidates, and industry and government contacts, as well as on‐the‐ground assistance when visiting these markets. Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representatives from the following countries/regions will be available include:

  • Australia, New Zealand
  • Canada
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel and Middle East Region
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands & Belgium
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South East Asia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • United Arab Emirates & Arab Gulf States
  • United Kingdom, Ireland and Scandinavian Countries

Bringing the World to PA, a ten-day event from September 12-23, is organized by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Office of International Business Development and the 10 Regional Export Network (REN) partners. Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) is one of the ten regional partners – it services the six-county Allegheny region.

To learn more about participating in Southern Alleghenies Bringing the World to PA or to find more information, visit http://www.sapdc.org/documents/BTWTPA_Event_Registration_Flyer_2016.pdf or call 814-949-6517. Join the conversation on social media by using the event hashtag #BTW2PA, and stay up‐to‐date on all things Pennsylvania trade by following our Twitter handle @tradePA

 

About Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) and our International Trade Program

SAP&DC’s International Trade Program seeks to create and retain jobs by helping businesses increase their sales of exported goods and services. Providing consulting services since 1985, SAP&DC serves as the regional coordinator for Pennsylvania Regional Export Network, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s economic development program for international business. SAP&DC has direct access to 15 international trade representatives covering 51 countries. The Commission staff provides assistance to small and medium-sized companies, typically at no charge. Assistance provided includes but is not limited to; market research and market entry strategy, educational programs and technical support, compliance assistance, freight forwarding, access to financing programs and grant funding.

The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) [www.sapdc.org] is a non-profit regional economic and community development organization serving Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties.

SAP&DC’s mission is to address human resource development, encourage the creation and retention of jobs, and to improve the quality of life for residents of the Alleghenies.

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