2023 First International Trade Week in Mercer County: Navigating Global Markets

Mercer County, in collaboration with the Mercer County Office of Economic Development and the America Small Business Development Center at the College of New Jersey, is proud to announce the inaugural 2023 First International Trade Week.

This exciting event is set to take place from October 16th to October 19th, 2023, and it promises to be an invaluable opportunity for businesses looking to expand their horizons in the international market.

This event lasts for four days. It includes three days of webinars, followed by an in-person networking event. Participants will gain valuable information about the Foreign Trade Zone in Mercer county, STEP Grant program as well other resources available for them

Event Highlights:

  1. “Do You Have What It Takes to Go Global” – Monday, October 16, 2023, 1-2 PM: The week kicks off with an engaging discussion on the essential attributes and strategies needed for international success.
  2. “Go Global with Market Finder” – Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 1-2 PM: Discover the power of Market Finder and how it can help your business identify international markets ripe for expansion.
  3. “Ready for International Markets” – Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 1-2 PM: Get prepared for the challenges and opportunities of international markets with this informative session.
  4. In Person Networking Event: The International week will conclude on Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8-10AM with a dynamic in-person networking event, where participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), the STEP Grant Program and other resources available for people interested in doing business abroad.

Event Details:

Dates: October 16th – October 19th, 2023

Webinar Series: October 16th – October 18th, 2023, 1-2 PM Daily.

In-Person Networking Event: October 19th, 2023, Register here: https://www.sbdcnj.com/events/maximizing-opportunities-foreign-trade-zone-networking-step-grant-program/

Join us for the 2023 First International Trade Week and equip your business with the knowledge and connections needed to thrive in today’s global marketplace. Registration information and further details about the event can be found on our official website.

For media inquiries and additional information, please contact: Lilian Mauro at regionaldirector@sbdcnj.com, Anthony Carabelli Jr. at acarabellijr@mercercounty.org

About Mercer County Office of Economic Development:

The Mercer County Office of Economic Development provides a variety of business development programs and workshops to help small and large businesses in the County build growing, successful companies. Specifically, these programs include Business Workshops such as Business Fundamentals, Financing, and Procurement, Individual Business Mentoring, Financial Assistance for Mercer County Businesses, Foreign Trade Zone Program, Site Selection Services, Employee Recruitment and Training Assistance. For more information about the services and programs, please contact us at: 609-989-6555 or businessadvocate@mercercounty.org

About America’s Small Business Development Center at the College of New Jersey:

Since 1981, America’s Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey has been helping greater Mercer County established businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to create and grow successful, profitable businesses. Through a combination of business counseling and training services, we help our clients achieve their business goals. For additional information contact us at (609) 771-2947 or visit https://www.sbdcnj.com