This timely seminar will present critical information relating to changes in international trade and manufacturing standards. You’ll gain valuable knowledge to help your business export goods to international markets.

To receive the discounted price of $70, register as a Mentor company and put “JumpStart PG” at the end of the second line of the address. 

*Registration begins at 8:00am

SPEAKERS:

Ms. Kimberly Kirkendall, CPA 
President
International Resource Development, Inc.

Mr. Michael O’Donnell 
Senior Growth & Innovation Advisor
Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET)

Ms. Bernadette Martinez
Operations Manager
SAI Global

Mr. Russell Bailey 
Consultant
Assured CE Solutions (ACES)

Mr. Tom Southards
Outreach Program Manager
Kent State University

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Ideation & Innovation
    Learn how ideation and value engineering can help diversify your revenue streams and grow your company.
  • ISO 9001:2008 Upgrade
    Learn which new changes will need to be incorporated in your quality system before they affect your business.
  • China Markets Entry Challenges
    Want to explore the Chinese market?  How your product is sold may need to change. Learn about product modifications, value propositions, regulations and certifications, impact of the VAT on pricing and more.
  • Risk Assessment – What is Involved?
    Learn how certain strategies, processes, and techniques can help your company reduce risk.
  • Expanding into International Markets
    Concepts of the Value Proposition Map and Business Canvas will be presented for users who are considering exporting a domestic product to international markets.
  • Changes in European CE Marking Directives
    A number of CE Marking Directives will be recast in 2016; manufacturers need to be aware of these changes as well as required updates to your Declarations of Conformity.
  • Selecting a third party test laboratory/partner:
    Learn what to look for and which pitfalls to avoid, how to select the correct test standards, as well as accreditations and what they really mean.
  • Introduction to CE Marking Directives
    Determine which directives may apply to your product as well as routes to compliance.

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