Ashland University to Host Free Manufacturing Export Resources Conference

4/19/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Ashland University's Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics will host a Manufacturing Export Resources Conference on Friday, May 20, in the Ridenour Room located in the Dauch College.

The Ohio Department of Development's Global Markets Division, in cooperation with the Dauch College of Business and Economics of Ashland University and UPS, is sponsoring the afternoon conference, which is free and open to the public. The conference will focus on "Export Counseling Resources Available to Small Businesses in Ohio."

The conference will begin at 1 p.m. with registration and networking session. Officials from federal and state government agencies as well as export finance and logistics consultants will give presentations about a variety of topics, including Ohio in the Global Economy; Export Resources Available through the U.S. Department of Commerce; Local Resources Available in North Central Ohio through the International Trade Assistance Center (ITAC); Overview of Export Finance Tools Available through the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Export Import Bank of the United States; Case Studies in Export Working Capital, Foreign Receivables Insurance, and Foreign Buyer Financing; International Legal Considerations When Exporting U.S. Products Abroad; and International Logistics Products Available through UPS.

A question-and-answer session will be held following the presentations as well as a networking reception.

The deadline to register for the free event is May 13. To register or for more information, contact Linda Stoffer in the Dauch College of Business and Economics of Ashland University at (419) 289-5210 or lstoffer@ashland.edu<mailto:lstoffer@ashland.edu>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.