by admin | Oct 31, 2014 | Credit Insurance, Foreign Investment, The Export-Import Bank of U.S., Trade Insurance
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
The Waterfront Technology Center
200 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08103
WTCGP MEMBERS: $45
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Susan Mills Farrington
Office Manager & Membership Coordinator
|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….
by admin | Oct 18, 2014 | Africa, Foreign Investment
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.