Washington, D.C. (Press Release – October 14, 2011) – Washington Post Live, the live journalism division of The Washington Post, will host a series of breakfast discussions for small businesses. The series, “Exporting for Growth,” kicks off October 17 in Washington, D.C. at The Washington Post and will feature small business owners who have succeeded in exporting goods, discussing how small businesses can most efficiently move their products abroad.
“President Obama has set a goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five to create millions of new jobs,” said Mary Jordan, editor of Washington Post Live. “This forum launches a series of discussions with experts about how American businesses can grow their businesses abroad and create jobs at home.”
Speakers for “Exporting for Growth: How small businesses can tap into opportunities globally” in Washington*:
- Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator, Small Business Administration
- Sean Mulvaney, Director, Export-Import Bank of the United States
- Bill Burwell, Director, Baltimore U.S. Export Assistance Center
- Drew Greenblatt, President, Marlin Steel
- Michael Filchock, Director, Global Trade Solutions, SunTrust Bank
- Moderator: Mary Jordan, Editor, Washington Post Live
Future small business breakfast discussions take place in Chicago on November 10th and in Los Angeles on December 8th.
Washington Post Live’s “Exporting for Growth” breakfast series is sponsored by UPS. Hilton Worldwide is an ongoing sponsor across all Washington Post Live events.
*Subject to change. Conference details and discussion times will be sent to confirmed press.