CITC Virtual Trade Mission Preparation and eTrade Readiness

    May 13, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
    California International Trade Center
    (562) 938-5290

    This two-hour virtual event hosted and presented by the California International Trade Center (CITC) will help prepare SMEs in identifying and leveraging virtual trade missions to benefit their eCommerce operations overseas.  Partners and presenters include the US Commercial Service, SBA Export, EXIM Bank and the Long Beach City Chamber of Commerce.  Topics covered include:

    1. Getting the Most from a Virtual Trade Mission
    Understanding the logistical elements of VTMs, developing your sales and marketing presence, and how to follow up on prospective leads.

    2. Identifying the Right Virtual Trade Mission
    Selecting the most appropriate overseas markets for your business and knowing how best to prepare and navigate the VTM requirements for that region.

    3. Financing Your Virtual Trade Mission and Overseas Operations
    Understanding the costs associated with VTMs, direct and indirect, and knowing your financing options.

    4. Managing the Buyer/Distributor Relationship
    Once you’ve participated in a VTM, learn how to extend your operations as efficiently as possible in the field.