U.S. Commercial Service presents

Look South - Colombia

Join Us!

The U.S. Commercial Service, in conjunction with Congressman Henry Cuellar invites you to a seminar featuring this dynamic market. Learn about opportunities of doing business in Colombia, hear from U.S. Department of Commerce and local companies who have had success in the Colombian market on how to leverage the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement – CTPA and find success in this diverse and growing market.

7:45 a.m.

Registration

8:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Daniel Rodriguez – Director, U.S. Commercial Service

Ray M. Keck. III – President, Texas A&M International

UniversityThe Honorable Congressman Henry Cuellar, TX – 28

Alejandra Y. Castillo – MBDA National Director

8:50 a.m.

Local Export Resources

Mercurio Martinez, Jr. – Director

Small Business Development Center, Laredo

Julio Garcia de las Mestas – International Business Advisor

International Trade Center – UTSA

Randy Penn, DEC Member

Texas Camino Real District Export Council

Alma Acevedo

Global Tooling Specialties, Inc.

9:30 a.m.

Doing Business in Colombia

Michael McGee – Regional Commercial Counselor

U.S. Embassy – Bogota, Colombia

Elena Maria Bustamante – Executive Regional Representative, U.S.

PROCOLOMBIA U.S.A.

Claudia Rojas-Jimenez – Founder, Executive Director

Colombia – Texas Chamber of Commerce

10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

10:45 a.m.

Trade Finance

Annie M. Hudspeth – District International Trade Officer

U.S. Small Business Administration

Randy Penn – President

Penn International Insurance & EXIM Bank Broker

11:15 a.m.

Networking Break

11:30 a.m.

Lunch Keynote

John P. LaRue – Executive Director

Port of Corpus Christi

Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=5Q53

Date: April 7th, 2015, 8:00 am – 1 pm

Cost: FREE (Registration Required)

Place: Texas A&M International University

Student Center - Ballroom

5201 University Boulevard

Laredo, Texas 78041


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