10 Washington Street
Oakland, California 94607

TradePort presents:

Global California - Expanding Opportunities Conference

Thu, Feb 10, 8:00am-5:00pm, Oakland

MORE INFO: http://www.tradeport.org

Key Discussion Topics for the Global California 2005 Conference

Given the realities of state and federal trade promotion budget cuts, the California trade promition community has come together to identify opportunities in this challenging environment:

* What alliances have been formed in the past year for trade promotion?
* How do we address the challenges of California's transportation infrastructure?
* How does Homeland Security affect the logistics of global trade?
* How do we more effectively package California's "brand" as a trade center?
* What is the role of the State of California in trade promotion services?

On February 10th, 2005, in Oakland, California, Global California - Expanding Opportunities will address these important questions, and more, by providing a forum of unique topic-specific panels of international businesspeople from across the state to offer insight, vision and dialogue on the current and future state of California's global economy.

8:00 - 8:30 Registration and Exhibits
8:30 - 8:45 Opening Remarks and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
8:45 - 9:15 Keynote Speech
9:15 - 10:00 Panel 1 - Pulling SMEs Into the Free Trade Loop
10:00 - 10:45 Panel 2 - Issues and Challenges Facing California's Transportation Infrastructure
11:00 - 11:45 Panel 3 - Trade in the Post 9/11 World
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 - 1:15 Tradeport Update
1:15 - 2:00 Panel 4 - Marketing the California Brand and Sacramento's New Role in Trade Promotion
2:00 - 2:45 Panel 5 - Forging Strategic Alliances
2:45 - 3:00 Closing Remarks

Global California - Expanding Opportunities will also provide provide an unprecedented opportunity to meet and network with some of the most experienced international business people in the state. Join us and draw on California's vast reservoir of business acumen, energy and entrepreneurial spirit to further international business and trade.

Thursday, February 10

The Waterfront Plaza Hotel at Jack London Square
10 Washington Street, Jack London Square
Oakland, CA, 94607

$80.00 per person.

Website: http://www.tradeport.org
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 831-469-0148

About TradePort:
This annual conference brings together members of the international trade community to discuss important aspects of International Trade throughout the state. Global California: Expanding Opportunities will provide an unprecedented opportunities to draw on California's peerless reservoir of business acumen, entrepreneurship, and provide ample opportunity to network with strategic alliances.

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