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Only 5 percent of the world’s population lives in the United States. The percentage that lives in Southern California is very small, and the percentage that lives in Southwest Riverside County is even smaller. How do you expect to grow your business for future sustainability?

Consider exporting to the rest of the world!

The Riverside County Manufacturers & Exporters Association is hosting a free export workshop for those who want to learn more. The event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12, in the Murrieta City Hall council chambers, One Town Square, 24601 Jefferson Ave., Murrieta, 92562.

The event is sponsored by: The Riverside County Manufacturers & Exporters Association, Southwest Riverside County. For more information, visit www.southwestcluster.com or contact Joe mignone-jfmglobal@yahoo.com.

Program Schedule

7:30 to 8 a.m. -- Registration/Network/Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 8:10 a.m. -- Bruce Coleman, Director of Economic Development, City of Murrieta

8:10 to 8:20 a.m. -- Rick Gibbs, California Inland Empire District Export Council

8:20 to 8:45 a.m. -- Fred Latuperissa, Director of U.S. Dept of Commerce, International Trade Administration

8:45 to 9:15 a.m. -- Roy Paulson, President, Paulson Manufacturing, "Is Exporting In Your Future?"

9:15 t0 9:45 a.m. -- Mark Hirzel, Director, Global Trade Mgt., MIQ Logistics, "Logistics and Supply Chain Management"

9:45 to 10 a.m. -- Coffee Break

10:00 to 10:30 a.m. -- "International Marketing"

10:30 to 11 a.m. -- Sandra Donzella, Regional Dir., EX-IM Bank, "International Trade Finance Using EX-IM Bank"

11:00 to 11:30 a.m. -- Shawn Walters, VP of International. Trade Services, Rabobank NA, "The Various International Payment Methods"

11:30 to 11:45 a.m. -- Coffee Break

11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. -- Patrick Billman, President, Cryoquip, "Selling in International Markets"

12:15 to 1 p.m. -- Norman Arlkawa, Assistant Director of Trade Development, LA Port; Joel Perler, Assistant Business Development Manager of Trade Development, LB Port, "Assistance Our Ports Can Offer You"

1 p.m. -- Lunch and Networking

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