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UTSA Supporting New and Future Exporters through Upcoming International Trade Finance Seminar

San Antonio, February 13, 2014 – The International Trade Center, an SBDC at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute of Economic Development, announced today it will partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce (ITA & MBDA) and the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the Finance, Credit & International Business Association (FCIB), and a coalition of business, trade, and educational organizations will host The Global Connect: Texas Trade Finance Seminar on Friday, February 20, 2015.

The seminar brings together experts from both the public and private sectors to discuss the resources available to U.S. exporters, especially small and medium-sized companies, for their financing needs. This seminar is also offered in support of the advancement of U.S. Hispanic- and other minority-owned business enterprises in global markets.

Keynote speakers include: U.S. Export-Import Bank Vice Chair Wanda Felton, the second highest ranking official of the United States’ official export credit agency; U.S. Commerce Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services Ted Dean, who leads the Department’s efforts to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. services industries; and MBDA National Deputy Director Albert Shen, one of the highest ranking Asian American officials in the Obama Administration.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the seminar is sponsored by the UTSA International Trade Center, FCIB, NACM, the Texas Camino Real District Export Council, NASBITE International, and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be from 7:30 am – 6:00pm on the UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, Southwest Room #1.124. Registration is $50.00, payable in advance at the event website below.

The International Trade Center at UTSA is one of the largest and most successful trade assistance organizations in Texas. It helps companies become globally competitive through technical trade advising, customized market research and innovative training programs. The center is a specialty SBDC program in the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network, and is an @TexasTrade) and like them on Facebook (

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