The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization are sponsoring a free video conference for businesses interested in learning more about marketing and shipping products to Mexico. Mexico is the second biggest export market for the state. In 2011, Kansas companies shipped more than $1.6 billion in goods and services to Mexico.
The conference is geared toward marketing/sales staff, freight managers and business development professionals.
Rick Held, president, Held & Associates, a freight forwarding company; Nathalie Scharf, STEP grant manager, Kansas Department of Commerce; and Jose Jimenez, managing partner, Kansas Mexico Office will be presenters at the conference.
The conference will be on June 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be broadcast by KSU-IC. Attendees can participate at 2005 Research Park Circle, Manhattan. For more information, contact Lyle Peterson at 758-633-8404 or [email protected].
Several locations across the state will also be offering opportunities for interested people to sit in on the video conference.
KansasWorks, at the Dodge City Workforce Center, 2308 First Ave., Dodge City, will be one location. To participate there, people can contact Aaron Cannon at 620-227-8006 or [email protected]
Colby Community College, Room 107 at the Student Union, 1255 S. Range, Colby will be another location. Call James Foster, 785-443-3002 or email [email protected]
Hays Workforce Center at the KansasWorks north conference room, 332 E, 8th St., Hays will offer access. Contact Dan Steffen at 785-217-3252 or [email protected].
A final location will be KansasWorks, Garden City at 107 E. Spruce Street. Contact Aaron Cannon, 620-227-8006 or [email protected].
For more information about the conference, individuals can contact the site manager closest to their location or get in touch with Greg Call at 785-771-6808 or [email protected]. Those who are interested in participating should register at the site where they plan to attend.