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Advantage Pennsylvania Exporters

As a firm supporting businesses in all of the United States, I'm surprised and impressed with the resources that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers its businesses. If you are a PA domiciled business interested in exporting your products or services, I'd like to highlight: "Bringing the World to PA" to Kick-Off Sept 12 Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Office of International Business Development (OIBD), —within the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) — and its 10 Regional Export Network (REN) partners are preparing for Bringing the World to PA, September 12-23, 2022. Bringing the World to PA evolved from a one-week event into a two-week event to meet the demands of increased participation across the Commonwealth. At each event location, Pennsylvania's Authorized Trade Representatives will meet one-on-one with Pennsylvania companies seeking foreign market intelligence and agent and distributor candidates, as well as industry and government contacts. This is quite an opportunity for PA businesses seeking exporting opportunities - whether you are looking to find your first foreign buyer or growing your exporting program into other countries. If only connecting with domestic buyers was this easy! In addition to organizing the Bringing The World to PA event, the OIBD collaborates with its REN partners to provide Pennsylvania manufacturing and service firms with export development services, including market research, market entry strategies, educational seminars and technical training, and access to grant programs and financing. Contacting your local office is your first step in growing your business through exporting. It's easier and more profitable than you may realize. Exports generally provide at least a 40% profit margin and protect against regional economic downturns.


This link will provide details of PA's International Trade Representatives:




To attend Bringing the World to PA and to schedule an appointment with a PA International Trade Representative, email the coordinator listed below:


Monday, Sept 12 Temple University – Alter Hall 1801 Liacouras Walk | Philadelphia, PA 19122 Philadelphia World Trade Center –Greater Philadelphia Dino Ramos dramos@wtcphila.org Tuesday, Sept 13 Penn State Great Valley 30 East Swedesford Road Malvern, PA 19355 Chester World Trade Center –Greater Philadelphia Dino Ramos dramos@wtcphila.org Wednesday, Sept 14 The National Civil War Museum One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park Harrisburg, PA 17103 Dauphin World Trade Center –Harrisburg Tina Weyant tina@wtccentralpa.org Thursday, Sept 15 The Casino at Lakemont Park 300 Lakemont Park Blvd Altoona, PA 16602 Blair Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission Joyce Hoffman jhoffman@sapdc.org Friday, Sept 16 SPC Conference Center Two Chatham Center, 4th Floor 112 Washington Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Allegheny Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission Rena Liu-Belshe renabelshe@spcregion.org Monday, Sept 19 - Please note: Central EU, ASEAN, South Korea, and United Kingdom are fully booked and closed for registration Ambassador Conference Center 7794 Peach Street Erie, PA 16509 Erie Northwest Regional Planning & Development Commission Dorte Heffernan dorteh@northwestpa.org Tuesday, Sept 20 The Red Fern 421 Old Kersey Road Kersey, PA 15846 Elk North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Christine Perneski ncexport@ncentral.com Wednesday, Sept 21 Hyatt Place 219 W Beaver Ave State College, PA 16801 Centre SEDA-COG Noelle Long nlong@seda-cog.org Thursday, Sept 22 Ben Franklin Tech Ventures 116 Research Drive, 4th Floor Bethlehem, PA 18015 Lehigh Lehigh University SBDC Andrea Hampton avh318@lehigh.edu Friday, Sept 23 Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel 700 Lackawanna Ave. Scranton, PA 18503 Lackawanna Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance Debbie Langan dlangan@nepa-alliance.org


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