Twin City Alliance and U.S. Commercial Service Present:
Southeast Asia NOW! BUSINESS CONFERENCE ∙ November 16, 2011
Embassy Suites Hotel ∙ 460 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 2710
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Grand Ballroom
Tickets $50.00 Students $20.00 with ID.
Reservations Call Today! 336-602-6213 Seating is Limited:
Organized by Twin City Alliance and the U.S. Commercial Service, the Southeast Asia NOW! Business Conference is a three-quarter day event for companies looking to grow export sales to Southeast Asia, and will include country commercial briefings, a company export success panel, and interactive export preparedness working sessions. Emphasis will be placed on Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Companies will leave the conference with clear “next steps” to pursue appropriate markets.
Why Southeast Asia?
The countries of Southeast Asia present great opportunity for U.S. exporters, with two-way trade reaching $178 billion in 2010. The region currently lays claim to:
- A GDP of nearly $2 trillion
- 5 percent annual economic growth
- Population of 600 million
- World’s 9th largest economy
- The United States’ 4th largest export market
Stephen Jacques, Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
David Gossack, Principal Commercial Officer, Jakarta, Indonesia
Jean Davis, Director, North Carolina Department of Commerce
Larry Randall, President, Tides and Times Group
Tom Crafton, President, Thermcraft (TBC)
Tom Will, President, InterCom Corp., and Member NC District Export Council, Blowing Rock, NC (TBC)
Shannon Christenbury, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service, Charlotte, NC