Wisconsin Innovation Network, Wisconsin Technology Council: Cracking international markets is topic at July 18 WIN-Milwaukee meeting

Contact: Tom Still or Molly Lahr at 608-442-7557
To learn more online: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com

MILWAUKEE – Pathways used by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp’s international team to better connect state companies to export and foreign investment will be examined at the Thursday, July 18 meeting of the WIN-Milwaukee chapter.

The luncheon will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 12 p.m. and the presentation at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for WIN members, Governor’s Business Plan Contest participants and Milwaukee County Research Park tenants, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships. Register here: www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com.

Mark Rhoda-Reis, WEDC’s market development director for the Americas and Europe, will speak on the agency’s role in encouraging international trade and foreign direct investment. He will also discuss the upcoming trade missions to South America, China and the Midwest U.S. – Japan Conference.

“Wisconsin’s exports and foreign investments continue to grow, but far few companies are taking full advantage of the connections that can be made,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council. “This presentation will help companies of all sizes grow their global business by tapping into WEDC’s know-how and resources.”

WIN-Milwaukee meetings are held in cooperation with BizStarts Milwaukee (www.bizstartsmilwaukee.com) and sponsored by the UW-Milwaukee and the UWM Research Foundation.

WIN is the membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. It has chapters in Milwaukee, Madison, Northeast Wisconsin, Central Wisconsin, the Lake Superior region and Western Wisconsin. To join WIN, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call Molly Lahr at 608-442-7557.