Pittsburgh is rapidly becoming a hub of innovation and is attracting international business. This discussion on August 2 2012, took a look at several opportunities & introduced several resources that entrepreneurs can utilize to grow their business internationally from the Western Pennsylvania area

Presented by: Jessica Lee's Entrepreneurial Thrusdays entrepreneurialthursdays.com
Co-host Bernard T Martin, President
Rapid Production Marketing rpmconsultants.us

Thomas Buell, Jr., APR, Director of Marketing
Global Pittsburgh globalpittsburgh.org
Improving the region’s global competitiveness by creating long-term relationships connecting the Greater Pittsburgh community with international leaders and influencers.

Brian Tamburro, Senior Director for Strategic Initiatives,
CED Faculty & Staff : Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College
heinz.cmu.edu › Center for Economic Development Carnegie Mellon Heinz College.
CED affiliated faculty and staff serve as advisors and administrators for CED system synthesis projects. The knowledge, experience, and interests of the faculty reflect the Heinz College’s interdisciplinary approach to policy analysis. Individuals have engaged policy and management questions in economic development and its related domains from a variety of disciplinary vantage points, with a variety of tools, in a variety of roles including researcher, practitioner, and policymaker

Steven Murray, Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service export.gov/pennsylvania/pittsburgh
The U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh is your first stop on the road to exporting success. With over 30 years of experience assisting Western and Central Pennsylvania exporters, our trade specialists provide you with the knowledge and support you need to start or expand your export markets.

As with other Entrepreneurial Thursday’s shows, live Jazz and Networking begins at 6pm with the panelists presenting around 7PM. Panelists are given 7-10 minutes to present an overview of their company and the state of thier industry. A series of moderated questions will then be asked related to their short presentation. Total Presentation time is about 30-35 minutes and happens between the 1st and 2nd set of the jazz and blues entertainment. Followed by more Jazz & Blues and business networking. If you’re in the manufacturing industry and want to get the full monty of what’s happening this is the event you want to attend.

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