484-595-0100

US Commercial Service Export University Event 10/25

Join Export University on the morning of October 25th for Export 101: Preparing for Business Overseas to learn about international logistics, trade regulations, and international financing from expert practitioners in our trade community:

· Scott Hoffman, Benchmark Exports (see bio)
· Michael Ford, BDP International (see bio)
· Joe Flaim, Fulton Bank (see bio)

The 100-level course is for new-to-export firms seeking to learn the fundamentals of developing export relationships and managing export transactions. The course is also appropriate for experienced exporters looking for a refresher or for new employees in exporting firms who need export training.

Each participant will receive a paperback copy of “A Basic Guide to Exporting” (retails at $22), a comprehensive guide to the basics all exporters should know.

Click here to register: export-university-2016-17 (more…)

Securitas awarded 2015 Broker of the Year by Export-Import Bank

Securitas awarded 2015 Broker of the Year by Export-Import Bank

 

 

 

 

 

We’re honored to recognized for this award, and want to thank our clients, associates and friends as it wouldn’t have been possible without you.  Thanks again!

Export-Import Bank press release:

http://www.exim.gov/newsandevents/releases/2015/The-ExportImport-Bank-Announces-first-Recipients-of-Fiscal-Year-2014-Export-Awards.cfm

Export Finance Workshop – World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia event on Nov 19

Please join us on Nov 19th in Camden, NJ at the Export Finance Workshop facilitated by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia.  Please register at WTCGP website.

Export Finance Workshop November 19, 2014 

Learn the strategies to increase sales and reduce risk!

DATE AND TIME 

November 19, 2014

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

LOCATION 

The Waterfront Technology Center

Suite 300

200 Federal Street

Camden, NJ 08103

 

REGISTRATION FEE

WTCGP MEMBERS: $45

Non-Members: $60

REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: 

 

Susan Mills Farrington

Office Manager & Membership Coordinator

sfarrington@wtcphila.org

215.586.4240

If financing is not part of your export strategy, you could be missing out on important sales or exposing your company to unnecessary risks.

 

 

Do not miss this opportunity to meet the region’s leading trade finance lenders and government finance representatives.
Receive the latest information on financing programs available with U.S. government backing from the Export – Import Bank of the United States and the Small Business Administration. You will also hear from companies like yours who have successfully utilized this financing to grow their international business.
Who should attend?

CEOs, CFOs, and international marketing managers of export-ready companies


You will learn how to:

  • Utilize export credit insurance to protect against buyer non-payment, minimize risk, and offer extended credit terms to international buyers to increase sales;
  • Obtain working capital loans with U.S. government backing to provide capital for inventory, hiring, and performance bonds to support export sales orders and free up needed capital;
  • Offer financing at competitive rates to prospective customers to help close the sale;
  • And more….

 

MBA students from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, complete their third South African project with Securitas Global Risk Solutions

A project team consisting of five MBA students from the McDonough School of Business completed a project in correlation with Securitas, which examined the feasibility of developing an aquaculture feed production plant in South Africa.

The project team had a period of twelve weeks, culminating with a week in Johannesburg, South Africa, to deliver its presentation.

The objective was to determine whether investment in a fish feed plant could deliver a nominal rate of return of 18% or higher and, if so, which partners Securitas should work with to pursue the venture.  Oceanwise Ltd. (Oceanwise), a South African aquaculture producer of Dusky Kob fish, was identified as one potential partner, and an American animal feed manufacturer, was another.

Two different investment options were identified: A smaller bolt-on retrofit production line and a new greenfield plant, were analyzed to gauge their potential profitability.

To evaluate this business opportunity, market forecasts for the aquaculture industries in numerous Sub-Saharan African countries were developed to gauge the size of the region’s potential customer demand. Nigeria and Ghana were revealed to be much larger markets than South Africa, though the prospect of serving these markets via export poses considerable challenges.