2018 Global Access Program Concludes at CSUSB
2018 Global Access Program Concludes at CSUSB With Video Conferences, Student Presentations
San Bernardino, CA – On Wednesday, June 6, The Inland Empire Center for International Trade Development in collaboration with: California State University, San Bernardino; the Center for Global Management; the CSUSB Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration; the Global Research Institute of International Trade; and the U.S. Small Business Administration, hosted the 2018 Global Access Program (GAP) Conference. More photos of the video conference can be found here.
The Global Access Program (GAP), now in its 5th year, is designed to accelerate the entry of export-ready businesses to overseas markets through customized global market student research and a day-long conference connecting participants with key resources in the region of focus. This year, GAP focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and four countries in particular: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. Conference attendees heard from numerous experts and trade officials from the region and viewed market research projects created by CSUSB students over the last academic quarter.
The keynote address of the conference was delivered by Bran O’Byrne, Chief of International Affairs & Trade Policy and Lead Representative on Trade Negotiations at the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mr. O’Byrne gave his thoughts on the trade prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa, noting that the region is an emerging market for U.S businesses that should be considered.
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About the The California Centers for International Trade Development (CITD
We invest in California’s economic growth and global competitiveness through industry-specific education, training and services that contribute to a highly skilled and productive workforce.
Established in 1989, the California Centers for International Trade Development (CITD) are funded by the Chancellor’s Office of the State of California to promote the state’s international trade and competitiveness, assist exporters and importers, and advance economic and job growth. The CITDs assist California business to expand internationally as well as help colleges become more globalized.
The California CITDs have offices across the state and provide a full range of trade assistance services to companies and individuals in the state of California. All services are either free or low cost. Whether you are new or experienced in export or import, small or large, CITD has experts and resources ready to help you. Our free or low-cost programs and services include one-on-one technical assistance and consulting, market research, training and educational programs, trade leads and special events. The CITD is a place to learn about international matchmaking events and other programs taking place both in California and abroad.
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