Local Events for East Tennessee:

Export University 101 – Knoxville & Tri-Cities

These export-training seminars are designed to provide you and your company with practical tools to initiate or expand into international markets. Topics to be covered include:

  • International Shipping
  • Incoterms
  • Getting Paid by Foreign Buyers
  • Insuring Foreign Receivables
  • Working Capital
  • Business Roundtable with Current Exporters
  • Technical, Financial and Management Information Assistance
  • How to Find Export Sales in New Markets and Increase Sales in Existing Markets

Who Should Attend:
New and experienced exporters alike will benefit. Companies are encouraged to send employees responsible for letters of credit, international documentation, international sales and /or international marketing.


  • Dan Holt, Regional Manager, Export Finance, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Robert Leach, Director, Knoxville-U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Martha Taylor Fischer LCB CCS, Manager, John S. James, International Freight Forwarder
  • David Tiller, District International Trade Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Paul Bonovich, President, Consolidated Inventory Supply, Inc.
  • Jeff Moser, President, Moser Marketing Associates
  • Peter C. Jones, Managing Director – International Sales, Bode Technology Group

When & Where:           

In Knoxville

Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

The Knoxville Chamber of Commerce

17 Market Square, #201

Knoxville, TN 37902

In the Tri-Cities

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Kingsport Chamber of Commerce

400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 100

Kingsport, TN 37660

Register Today (Seating is limited)!

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For the Tri-Cities, Click Here!

Only $25 per registrant – includes afternoon break

For More Information: Please contact Robert Leach at Tel: 865-545-4637 or e-mail: Robert.Leach@trade.gov

Explore Exporting: The World Is Waiting

When: July 18th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: 100 Cherokee Blvd. – Chattanooga

Register: Click Here!

Customized for food and agriculture businesses, but open to all small businesses, this seminar will give your company inside access to industry experts that explore why and how you can export.

  • Why Export? What’s in it for me?
  • Where do I start? Which countries are buying my products?
  • How do I get paid? Can I protect myself from non-payment?
  • How do I get access to capital to grow my export business?
  • How do I access funds to grow my brand internationally?

For More Information: Please contact Kristen Core at kristin@susta.org.