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    WTCSav Fall Global Education Programs
    World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) Global Education Programs include workshops, seminars and events providing the necessary tools to successfully navigate international business. Following is a list of upcoming programs. Otherwise noted, programs are held on the fourth floor of World Trade Center Savannah, 131 Hutchinson Island Road. Registration is available at wtcsavannah.org.

    Website Globalization
    Thursday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m. – noon
    $25 program registration fee
    The Internet knows no boundaries— and neither should your website. It is imperative for small businesses to have a website strategy to effectively market their products and services internationally.
    Facilitated by the Director of the Atlanta U.S. Commercial Service, George Tracy, this program will share insight about the low-cost to no-cost modifications to internationalize your website. The information provided is offered by the U.S. Commercial Service’s Task Force on Website Optimization to businesses to assist them in maximizing their sales potential overseas. Sponsored by the U.S. Commercial Service.

    The Basics of International Business Part I – Trade & Logistics
    Tuesday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m. – noon
    $25 program registration fee
    Are you ready to grow your business globally? Hear from state, federal, legal and logistics experts in international business on how to successfully grow your business through foreign markets. The speakers will provide information about tools, resources, available trade products and services to help you grow internationally. This is the first program in a two part series.
     
    Export Compliance in the New ACE Era
    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    $75 program registration fee
    This one-day seminar will focus on the U.S. export regulations a U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) must comply with to demonstrate supervision and control over their exports. Seminar leaders will also discuss the new focus on compliance enforcement presented by the expansion and implementation of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) program. Government visibility has been expanded to include an automated view of the export operations activities requiring the trade industry  to elevate compliance regulatory supervision of their process.
    Participants will also learn the controls necessary to manage freight forwarding and fully review the export operations responsibilities of the shipper and USPPI including proper documentation, denied party screening and record keeping. This class is a demonstration of Reasonable Care. This is a must attend class for export operations personnel, sales, shipping, new hires to the logistics industry. Sponsored by The World Academy.
     
    The Basics of International Business Part II – Finance
    Oct. 24, 9 a.m. – noon
    $25 program registration fee
    Learn from regional experts in international business insurance, banking and logistics on how to successfully grow your business through foreign markets. Our presenters will cover topics including accessing working capital, identifying international transaction risks and utilizing available government resources.

    Participants will also learn about options for possibly reducing your company’s tax burden for goods that are sold and/or manufactured overseas. The course prepares participants with practical knowledge and skills necessary to successfully operating an organization across borders. This is the second program in a two-part series.

    For more information or to register for upcoming events visit wtcsavannah.org or contact LeAndrea Mikell at lmikell@wtcsavannah.org or 912.447.4157.