The International Agri-Center in Tulare, Calif., will host a free International Export Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Attendees will learn how to increase their company's agricultural sales to  foreign markets. They also will have the opportunity to meet with officials from several trade and exporting agencies.

Here’s the Export Forum Agenda

1:30 p.m. Registration

2:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion with Agency Officials: "How We Help"

3:15 p.m. Bank Representative

3:30 p.m. Terri Hicks, director, Business & Entrepreneurship Center

3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion: "Success Stories from Business Owners"

5:00 p.m. Networking Reception

The forum will begin with a panel discussion, "How We Help", with several agency officials who will discuss how they can assist businesses with exporting opportunities. Agencies participating in the panel include: the Center for International Trade; Export-Import Bank of the United States; the Bakersfield & Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Centers, Department of Commerce; and Kay Mardon, International Trade Officer, U.S. Small Business Administration

A second panel discussion, "Success Stories from Business Owners", will begin at 3:45 p.m. with: Joel Seal of BW Implements; Glen Roberts, Bakersfield & Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Centers, Department of Commerce and Larry Dixon, lead consultant, Center for International Trade.

There is no cost to attend the International Export Forum. Registration is recommended by email to:

The International Agri-Center is home to World Ag Expo, February 14-16, 2012 in Tulare, California. An estimated annual average of 100,000 individuals from 70 countries attend World Ag Expo each year. The Expo is the largest annual agricultural show of its kind with 1,600 exhibitors displaying cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment on 2.6 million square feet of show grounds.

Source:  International Agri-Center