SYOSETT, N.Y., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CEO Connection today announced the launch of a new partnership with the International Trade Administration's (ITA) United States Commercial Service. This partnership connects mid-market organizations directly to the department's uniquely tailored "International Expansion Blueprint," designed to optimize business processes and guide U.S organizations into successful expansion into global markets.
"This partnership is key to helping the U.S. government provide access to U.S. companies that are ready to expand into markets where they could and should have business operations," said Antwaun Griffin, deputy assistant secretary for U.S. operations at the U.S Commercial Service. "We are excited to partner with CEO Connection in our continued effort to connect our experienced trade professionals with organizations that can benefit from our individualized services to help them pursue international markets in the most efficient, targeted way."
"This new partnership with ITA is a key piece of a larger turnkey program under development," said Kenneth Beck. "We are focused on helping our members effectively leverage foreign market opportunities. The one-on-one analysis and guidance provided by the U.S. Commercial Service will help our CEOs navigate associated risks and increase the chances of success. This is good for the U.S. economy, as well as the international marketplace overall."
The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration and has helped hundreds of thousands of U.S. companies successfully expand into global markets. The ITA promotes trade and investment and ensures fair and open trade at home and abroad through the rigorous enforcement of U.S. trade laws. ITA creates opportunities for U.S. firms by providing export assistance and market research and fostering level playing fields for American business around the world.
Participants in this unique program will receive customized support and strategic services, including the optimization of business processes, the formulation of risk mitigation strategies and the facilitation of sales opportunities in targeted markets.
CEO Connection strategic partners also include Andromeda Simulations International, Carpedia, Invest in Canada, Delta Private Jets, KR Strategy, MasterCard, Minority Business Development Agency, Prime Genesis, RSM, Sibson Consulting, Mastered in Tennessee and Wharton.
About CEO Connection
CEO Connection (www.ceoconnection.com) is the only membership organization in the world reserved exclusively for CEOs of mid-market companies – companies with between $100 million and $3 billion in annual revenue. Our mission is to help mid-market CEOs and their companies succeed. We accomplish this by connecting them to each other; connecting them to people, information and resources to which they would otherwise not have access; and promoting the interests, welfare and perspective of the mid-market.
Inspired by C-level Wharton executives, CEO Connection began in 2005 and has evolved into a dynamic community with wide-ranging benefits uniquely designed to help the mid-market CEO and champion the mid-market perspective. For more information, visit www.ceoconnection.com. Stay connected on Twitter: @CEOConnection and LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ceo-connection
About International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has more than 2,200 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 75 markets worldwide. For more information on ITA visit www.trade.gov.
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