Yuki Fujiyama is a trade finance specialist with the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries in the International Trade Administration.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is partnering with a number of local organizations and federal agencies in offering The Global Connect: Arizona Trade Finance Seminar at the Thunderbird School of Global Management on February 21 in Glendale, Ariz.
This seminar will be available in person and via teleconference, covering a series of important export finance subjects:
- How to get paid from export sales;
- Ways to approach and work with banks to enter and grow in global markets;
- Steps to access export working capital and trade credit;
- How to increase export sales;
- Methods of receiving payment in foreign currencies;
- U.S. government export assistance resources; and
- Global business development resources for minority-owned businesses.
Global Connect: Arizona will bring together experts from both the public and private sectors to discuss resources available to U.S. exporters. This applies to businesses of any size for their financing needs.
One-on-one counseling sessions are also available to provide export finance guidance specific to the needs of your organization.
Support for Hispanic-Owned Businesses
This training is open to businesses Across the United States, there are 2.3 million Hispanic-owned businesses, according to the latest data, and more than 10 percent of Arizona businesses are Hispanic-owned.
Data also show that minority-owned businesses are twice as likely to export as other U.S. firms. As Hispanic-owned businesses in Arizona and across the country look outside U.S. borders for more sales, it will be important for them to understand their finance options.
This session will be a crucial educational tool for these business leaders, and a great augmentation to the International Trade Administration’s Spanish-language Trade Finance Guide.
Co-Sponsors and Partners
This session is made possible through cooperation among several local, state, and federal organizations:
- International Trade Administration
- U.S. Commercial Service Arizona
- Minority Development Agency (MBDA)
- Phoenix MBDA Business Center
- Thunderbird School of Global Management
- FCIB – The Finance, Credit & International Business Association
- Arizona District Export Council
- Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- NACM of Arizona – Southwest Business Credit Services