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Building Bridges to Global Markets Event


August 25, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Cleveland State University

Building Bridges to Global Markets Event

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August 25, 2022, 9am – noon


Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

Building Bridges to Global Markets is a first-of-its-kind event series organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, as part of our Global Diversity Export Initiative.

Designed to connect SMEs in underserved communities with global business opportunities, events will be taking place in major cities throughout the U.S., including Cleveland!

About the Event

Building Bridges to Global Markets brings no-cost, in-person exporting expertise to your community. Addressing issues most common to diverse businesses seeking international sales expansion, this event will introduce reliable contacts, accurate information, and ready-to-use resources that will place you firmly on the road to exporting success.

Topics Include

  • Trade finance & access to capital
  • Exporting essentials and available resources
  • Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet individually with trade experts.

Featured Speakers

Arun Venkataraman, A/S of Commerce Director General US & Foreign Commercial Service

Darren Srebnick, Director US & Foreign Commercial Service

Jerry Krieg, VP, First Commonwealth Bank

Patrick Hayes, Small Business Administration

Mark Klein – EXIM Bank

Nate Ward, Small Business Development Center

Todd Hiser, Acting Director
US Commercial Service Cleveland
Tel: 216-522-4756

Building Bridges to Global Markets