“Doing Business Without Borders” Recap

“Doing Business Without Borders” Recap

The Valley International Trade Association hosted “Doing Business Without Borders” on May 1, 2018 at Bobrick Washroom Equipment. The resourceful event included four panel sessions and a networking mixer.

Felipe Cusnir, Director of International Trade and Investment from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of International Trade; Julie Anne Hennessy, Office Director of United States Commercial Service and Marianne Hughes, Western Region Director of Export-Import Bank of the United States shared available resources for business’ export and international activities. The panel shared government resources available for cross border business.

Andrew Sweibel, Vice President, International of Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. and Richard Brent, CEO of Louroe Electronics discussed export opportunities and manufacturer case studies. The panel shared their success’ as local manufacturers doing global business and their experiences.

VITA also recognized Andrew Sweibel for his contributions to San Fernando Valley Trade and support as a boardmember.

Jeffery Daar, Partner of Daar & Newman, Lawyers presented on strategies to avoid disputes when doing business with other countries and shared tips on how to safely do business globally.

Deborah Leonard, General Manager of Micronova Manufacturing Inc. presented on how to manage trade in uncertain times and discussed how to conduct cross-border business in our current uncertain times.

The panels were moderated by Elizabeth Glynn of CMTC.

Event sponsors included Bank of America, Van Nuys Airport and Bobrick Washroom Equipment.

Event partners included The Valley Economic Alliance, CMTC and the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.


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