Press Release

International Trade Symposium: Growing Trade and Global Outreach in Central Maine

WATERVILLE, Maine — Central Maine Growth Council presents  International Trade Symposium: Growing Trade and Global Outreach in Central Maine from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 2. The event, sponsored by TD Bank, hosted by Colby College and co-hosted by Maine International Trade Center , is located in Colby’s Ostrove Auditorium-Diamond Building. The symposium brings experts in global finance and international trade to Central Maine.

 Darryl Sterling, Executive Director of CMGC, will offer introductory remarks. His organization is presenting the event to showcase the emerging international trade opportunities and benefits from Waterville’s new Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ). “The FTZ is our area’s ticket to spur Foreign Direct Investment and connect Central Maine businesses to international markets,” says Sterling in a press release.

 Topics to be covered include: Maine and the Global Marketplace, presented by Janine B. Cary, President of MITC; a discussion from Perry Newman, President and Founder of Atlantic Group, addressing soft landing business incubators for international trade development; plus a look at developing successful Foreign Trade Zones. A Global Finance Panel, with introduction from TD Bank’s Maine Market President Larry Wold, includes top finance and trade representatives, who will address issues from foreign exchange to trade services.

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