International Trade and Export Promotion Program on Campus

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The Illinois State Trade and Export Promotion Seminar was held at Governors State University earlier this month. The event was hosted by the SBDC Illinois International Trade Center at Governors State University and the State of Illinois’ Office of Trade and Investment. The event provided ISTEP program application guidelines and eligibility requirements, as well as introducing other resources available to U.S. exporters.

More than 50 participants attended the event, including companies in manufacturing, design, engineering freight forwarding as well as other new and existing export businesses. Mary Ma, Director of the International Trade Center at GSU, and others discussed the resources available to those interested in selling their products and services outside of the country. Director of the Small Business Development Center at GSU, Priscilla Cordero, welcomed participants. CBPA Dean Ellen Foster Curtis was also there to express great appreciation for all the speakers and attendees.

The event was sponsored by UPS, COSCO, Sharn Enterprises and Ability Engineering Technology. For more information, please contact Mary Ma at the Illinois International Trade Center at GSU, at 708.534.6976 or


Posted by Lindsay Gladstone at 01/13/2014 04:29:21 PM