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The U.S. Department Of Commerce Hosts SME Global Supply Chain Event in Atlanta

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Small and medium-size firms looking to compete in today’s global market must provide their products and services to manufacturers and consumers at increasingly faster speeds.

They also need to meet higher quality parameters through global supply chains, which are becoming more sophisticated and complex each year.

Whether your firm handles agricultural products, seafood, processed food, healthcare products, or general merchandise, this APEC forum will provide you with the information you need to successfully meet export requirements.

Finance experts and logistics providers that work directly with small and medium-sized companies will also be in Atlanta.

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Free Event! APEC SME Global Supply Chain

Join us on June 8 and 9 for the SME Global Supply Chain Event at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta. There is no charge for U.S. small and medium sized companies to attend this event.

The SME Global Supply Chain Event provides a unique opportunity for U.S. SMEs to engage with other SMEs from the Asia-Pacific region while learning about multinational corporation requirements, government regulations, supply chain financing, cold chain technology, smart chain and logistics management, and IT chain solutions.

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 Attendees will also network with SME peers from other APEC countries, academic institutions that focus on SME supply chain integration and multinational companies that contract with SME suppliers. With a special focus on cold chain, forum participants will have an opportunity to tour a local cold chain facility near Atlanta.

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, this event will offer 4 distinct supply chain tracts:

  • Supply Chain Management, Cold Chain Storage and Technical Regulations, including financing mechanisms for SMEs
  • Healthcare Products & Non-Tariff Barriers
  • Global Value Chains
  • Non-Tariff Measures and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

In addition, Chinese Taipei will host an APEC Accelerator Forum on Underpinning the Regional Networking of Accelerators and Start-up Communities.

Register today so you don’t miss this exceptional opportunity! Please visit our website for more information or to sign up: http://export.gov/apecsme/.

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