Madison International Trade Association: Full-day international seminar: Structuring your company for international success

Jen Pino-Gallagher – Communications Director
Madison International Trade Association
Ph: 608-516-3257
Email: [email protected]

Madison International Trade Association (MITA) announces the presenters for the November 8, 2011 full-day international seminar to be held in Madison, WI. The international event will focus on strategic decisions that encompass all elements crucial for a company’s international success. The event will take place at the Madison Marriott West (1313 John Q Hammons Drive) beginning at 8:30 a.m., and concluding at 4:30 p.m. The program includes lunch and refreshments. Cost to attend: $125 for members and $150 for non-members.

Speakers scheduled to appear are: Mike Adair, UPS Central Region International Director for Sales; Douglas Suddarth, Director at Kohler Corporate Logistics; Dennis Lynch, Food Export Helpline Counselor; David N. Slezewski and Thomas Gaglione of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A; Rick Lewis, Director for UPS Enterprise Brokerage division and Lori Barger, Vice President of the Madison International Trade Association.

The program’s topics include tools companies can use to develop a unified overseas trade strategy; avoid international scams and frauds; successfully marketing a product internationally; manage governmental export compliance; and finance export sales.

“More and more Wisconsin companies are recognizing the importance of markets beyond the U.S. borders,” stated Stanley Pfrang, president of the MITA Board of Directors.
“International markets should not be an afterthought for many companies, but an integral part of the overall business plan. The November 8th seminar is ideally suited for companies interested in improving their current international operations, or developing a strategy for entering international markets,” Pfrang added.
Registration deadline is Friday, November 4th and can be made at or by contacting Jen Pino-Gallagher at [email protected] or (608) 224-5125).

About MITA
MITA is a Madison, Wisconsin-based organization whose mission is to foster understanding of the issues, practices, information, legislation and trends that affect and influence all aspects of international trade. Membership includes a broad spectrum of professionals interested in and involved with international trade throughout the state of Wisconsin. Membership, meetings and information are open to all interested parties of the public, and professionals at all levels of international organizations participate in MITA activities. Member companies include manufacturers, food companies, and services providers such as freight forwarders, banks, law firms as well as universities and governmental institutions. More information is available at the website: