NEPA’s 16th Annual “Bringing the World to Northeastern Pennsylvania” was a great success. On Monday, September 22, 2014, 35 businesses from Northeastern Pennsylvania met with Pennsylvania’s 16 Trade Advisors from around the world at the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The 35 businesses generated over 150 one-on-one meetings with these trade advisors. The size of these businesses ranged from small to large and included many industry sectors including food, electronics, plastics, mining, metals, consumer goods, defense and service related enterprises. The overwhelming consensus from participants was very positive. Businesses reported that their meetings with the trade advisors were productive and very informative. Some businesses left with new contact information and market leads in hand.
Perry Loh, President, Loh Medical was the guest speaker at the luncheon. Mr. Loh spoke about how the EX-IM Bank’s export credit insurance has been crucial to reducing the risks of selling overseas. He encouraged all those interested in exporting to consider the protections the EX-IM bank can offer.
NEPA provides a wide range of direct assistance to help businesses take full advantage of the global marketplace through the PA Export Network. For both businesses already involved in export and those just starting out, NEPA administers a number of export promotion programs in Northeastern PA on behalf of the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Office of International Business Development, funded through the World Trade PA program.
To learn more about the International Business Development assistance, contact Michael Horvath at 570-655-5581 or 1-866-758-1929.