Arun Kumar is the Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.
Succeeding in the global marketplace is all about intelligence. Businesses need to understand their target markets, identify the key opportunities, and have the resources to compete.
That’s what the DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS (DGM) Business Forum Series is all about.
Today in San Antonio, business leaders from around the country are joining U.S. Commercial Service staff from around the world to help companies do three things: Compete, win, and grow in the global marketplace.
The next two days will be full of market insight, best practices, key tips, and lessons learned for businesses looking to succeed in Africa, the Middle East, and India. These are three growing and promising global markets for U.S. companies.
What better place to for this event than in San Antonio, Texas, where exports have tripled since 2009!
But DGM isn’t about just one city or one region; it’s about opportunities – global opportunities. The DISCOVER series is traveling the country, providing unrivaled insight into growing export markets and key U.S. industries. Upcoming forums include the following:
- June 3-4: DGM: Europe in Los Angeles;
- Sept. 9-10: DGM: Free Trade Agreements in Detroit;
- Oct. 7-8: DGM: Greater China in New York;
- Oct. 29-31: DGM: The Americas in Charlotte, NC;
- Nov. 5-6: DGM: Sub-Saharan Africa in Atlanta; and
- Nov. 17-18: DGM: Healthcare and Life Sciences in Minneapolis.
Attendees at these conferences not only get to network with other business leaders and market specialists, they can receive one-on-one counseling with commercial officers working in target markets. They can also receive personalized strategic advice to make sure they have every advantage available when competing overseas.
If you couldn’t make this event in San Antonio, you can follow updates from the conference on Twitter at @DiscoverForums and with #DGMSanAntonio. You’ll be able to catch some of the insights participating businesses are learning and see first-hand testimonials as to how beneficial events like this can be for your company.