Foreign Trade Promotion Conference

Connect your business to the world –learn about available resources

The NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC) is proud to announce this year’s conference on Global Trade: Enhancing Trade Investment Opportunities. 

This event will continue the renewed excitement and success of the coordinated and cooperative effort between State, Federal and Private sector organizations to combine efforts to “Grow NC Businesses Globally”. This year’s event has a lineup of outstanding speakers and company sponsors that are encouraged to expand the base of global trade in NC. The recent efforts of the FTPC in coordination with the State government and the NCDOT has been successful in enhancing the Foreign Trade Zone status to the new Alternate Site Framework (ASF) structure now covering 24 NC counties. Discussions, training and advisors are available to help your company utilize these resources and connect with organizations that can deliver results for global growth.

Event Location: Cape Fear Community College Union Station, 502 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC

Agenda Overview

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

3:00 pm — We will host a guided “Port to Port Tour” from the NC State Ports in Wilmington to the Wilmington International Airport and a Historic Wilmington Tour (tours are optional, space is limited)

6:00 pm Reception on the CFCC Union Station Balcony

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

8:30 am – 9:15 am — Registration

Panels will include the following topics and a Luncheon will be held featuring a Keynote Speaker.

  • Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Education
  • Federal Resources for International Buisness
  • State and Public-Private Partnership Resources for International Business
  • International Marketing and Investment


John Hayes, Executive Director
North Carolina Foreign Trade Promotion Council
(910) 452-5861 office
(703) 403-0193 cell

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