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INTERNATIONAL TRADE SEMINAR: The New African Marketplace and What It Means for U.S. Companies

  • Hilton Garden Inn Waldorf 10385 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf, MD 20603 United States (map)

ISI will be organizing this international trade event and training opportunity, hosted by the Charles County Economic Development Department for small businesses and entrepreneurs interested in doing business with Africa.


7:30 to 8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Program 

$20 Fee includes continental breakfast and lunch


Exporting can offer your company major growth opportunities in markets outside the United States. Today it’s easier than ever for a company, regardless of size, to sell goods and services across the globe. Africa is home to dozens of diverse markets and a favorable trading climate for U.S. products and services.

Businesses and entrepreneurs who are currently exporting or are considering selling their products and services to African markets will learn from experts in international trade and Africa successful strategies, top industries and markets, and best practices.

  • Hear from companies successfully exporting products and services to Africa

  • Meet with representatives from U.S. government trade agencies

  • Network with like-minded small businesses and entrepreneurs active in or considering African markets


Africa’s top markets and industries

  • How to focus business development efforts

Accelerating growth with minimal risk

  • Successful business development

  • Most common risks and how to avoid them

  • Useful Africa-specific resources

  • Effective international marketing

  • Leveraging local and federal trade resources

Tracking the latest opportunities

  • Following investments

  • Market intelligence

Earlier Event: January 22
World of Concrete 2019