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GVSU sponsors Global Trade Days

October 07, 2013

Five international market specialists from China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and United Arab Emirates will offer business advice during Global Trade Days, sponsored in part by the Van Andel Global Trade Center at Grand Valley State University.

Participants will learn about trends in these top export markets, hear success stories from Michigan companies and have the opportunity for one-on-one meetings with featured speakers.

Global Trade Day speakers include:

Ning Shao, director, Michigan China Center

Nancy Ward, director, Michigan Canada Center

Claudia Tomaselli, director, Michigan Brazil Center

Efren Flores, contractor, Mexico

Anne Jafery, managing partner, United Arab Emirates


Global Trade Days

October 17 8 a.m.-noon

Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences

301 Michigan St., Grand Rapids

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The event is sponsored by the Michigan Economic Development Center and Van Andel Global Trade Center. Partner organizations include the U.S. Small Business Association, U.S Department of Commerce and Pure Michigan.

For more information, contact the Van Andel Global Trade Center at (616) 331-6811.  


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