PNC Seminar Teaches Tricks of Trade With China

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PNC seminar for small and mid-size businesses to learn how to minimize risks of international trade and to access local resources.

There are resources in every community to help businesses find customers for their products within China's borders that will be highlighted in the seminars.

PNC and U.S. Commercial Services will host an educational seminar in six PNC markets to help small and mid-size businesses learn how to tap into new markets in China and to manage the risks of international trade. The one-day seminar will feature experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce who currently live and work in China with the common goal of assisting U.S. companies to enter or expand in China.

Featured speakers include:
Barry Friedman
U.S. Department of Commerce
Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs at the U.S. Embassy

James Zimmerman
American Chamber of Commerce
Chairman & Chief Representative

Other topics that will be addressed by a panel of industry experts include the state of China's commercial landscape, most promising emerging markets, intellectual property protection, supply chain considerations, trade finance and hard learned lessons told by local businesses with China success stories to share.

Just last year, China purchased $55 billion worth of U.S. goods. And, U.S. exports to China are growing at double-digit rates. The Chinese government has set aside $1.2 trillion in foreign currency reserves for future purchases from foreign suppliers.

"While the 'made in China' label may be prevalent throughout the U.S., there is no reason why U.S. companies should not reciprocate by shipping 'made in America' goods to the Chinese consumers," said Victor Notaro, senior vice president of global treasury management at PNC. "There are resources in every community to help businesses find customers for their products within China's borders that will be highlighted in the seminars."

The PNC China Smart seminars will be held:

  • Maryland/Greater D.C. September 18
  • Philadelphia, Penn. September 19
  • Pittsburgh, Penn. September 21
  • Edison, N.J. October 9
  • Louisville, Ky. October 10
  • Cincinnati, Ohio October 11

In addition, a nationwide webinar will be held on Sept. 20 from 10-11 AM EST for those unable to attend a seminar in person.

Online information and registration is available at PNC China Smart Seminars.

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., (] is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations providing consumer and business banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management; asset management and global fund services.


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