WBDC - BASICS OF GLOBAL MARKETS SESSION 2: Leveraging Resources for Export Success!

When: Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Where: Online - Central Time

As we discussed in the first session, in today’s global economy, expanding your business beyond borders is a strategic move that can unlock new opportunities for growth and success. However, navigating the complexities of international trade requires the right tools and knowledge. That’s where we come in!

Join us for this comprehensive webinar that will empower you with valuable insights, strategies, and connections to maximize your export potential. From federal agencies to state-specific initiatives, we have gathered a range of resources that can pave the way for your export triumphs.

What You’ll Gain:
Explore the financial solutions offered by the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) to fuel your international expansion.
Discover the power of the U.S. Commercial Service and how it can fast-track your exporting journey.
Learn about state-of-the-art programs from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) tailored for small businesses like yours.
Dive into the extensive array of resources provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce Office of Trade and Investment.
Tap into the expertise of the Women’s Business Development Center International Trade Center to craft a winning export strategy and enhance your global market presence.

About our speakers:
Soraya Hernandez, M.B.A., is the newly appointed WBDC International Trade Center Director. In her role, Soraya offers business clients direct technical assistance through one-on-one advising and workshops on leveraging international trade for business growth and market expansion. She has deep cross-industry, multinational/multi-cultural, operational, consumer market intelligence, strategic business consulting, and business/client development experience.

Ursula Wegrzynowicz, Deputy Managing Director - EXIM. At EXIM, Ursula services the exporting community by providing export finance counseling related to the Bank’s products. Prior to re-joining EXIM Bank, Ursula founded a trade finance brokerage with the goal of assisting US exporters reach their export potential. Ursula has also worked in logistics and international banking guiding U.S. exporters on export strategy, trade finance and export compliance. Ursula is a proud member of the Board of Directors of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago (ITAGC).