Breaking Barriers to International Markets Focus of TU Breakfast Program

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Four leaders from internationally successful businesses will share their insights on how to break down the barriers to global markets, and representatives of companies who support international ventures will be available for questions at the March 1st “Breaking the Barriers: Six Steps to Going Global” International Business Breakfast at The University of Tulsa.

Find the right information and support to successfully enter the international market.

'Our goal is to link people who have successful international businesses and the support resources with companies who want to enter the global marketplace,' says J. Markham Collins, University of Tulsa Collins College of Business.

Bill Solomon, President of Vacuworx; Gary Ferrell, President of Bonavista Technologies; Mike Howard, WEBCO CFO and BAMA Foods VP of Finance, IT and Strategic Sourcing will provide a case study of how each of their companies went global and what it took to make that happen. Master of Ceremonies will be Jonathan Neff, an attorney specializing in international business.

Unique to this program is participation by international business resource providers who find distributors/dealers in foreign markets, provide shipping and transportation options, offer international working capital and exchange rate information, deal with risk and international regulations. Resource providers include representatives of the financial sector: Arvest Bank, Bank of Oklahoma and First Bank of Oklahoma; freight and logistics providers: AirGroup and Panalpina; insurance and risk management: Gallagher Risk Management Services; and government: US and Oklahoma Departments of Commerce. Providers will be available after the formal presentations to provide information and meet one-on-one to answer questions.

"Our goal is to link people who have successful international businesses and the support resources with companies who want to enter the global marketplace," says J. Markham Collins, University of Tulsa Collins College of Business.

This program is part of the “Doing Business” International Business Breakfast series, presented by the University of Tulsa Collins College of Business and TU Center for Executive and Professional Development in partnership with Tulsa Global Alliance.

Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m., with program from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Great Hall of Allen Chapman Activity Center, 5th Place and Gary Avenue on the University of Tulsa campus. Registration is $45; with a discounted fee of $35 for companies with three or more.    Register online at http://bus.collins.utulsa.edu/CEPD/BreakingBarriers.asp

Call 918.631.2215 for more information.

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