International Business Opportunities Conference



Dear Readers, as media partner of the New York Enterprise Report, Princeton Council on World Affairs is pleased to extend a 25% discount offer to the entire Fluent In Foreign community. At this event, I will be conducting a workshop on international partner selection.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

8:00am – 1:00pm | Manhattan


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Receive a 25% discount with promo code nyer25



The New York Enterprise Report is proud to present the 2nd annual International Business Opportunities Conference. Incorporating lessons learned from the latest opportunities and pitfalls, this timely event will provide attendees with critical information and resources needed to thrive in the growing global marketplace.
– Are you struggling to finance your international business?

– Do you know strategies to mitigate risks when going global?

– What are the latest opportunities and pitfalls in doing business overseas?

– How do you find the right international trade partnerships?
If you are currently doing business overseas or are considering doing so, this is a “must-attend” event. This conference will feature 6 sessions designed to help you achieve international business success.

Breakout sessions include:
Identifying the Latest Global Trends and Opportunities
Panel Discussion: International Business Success Stories: How They Thrived

During this panel, 3 successful business owners will discuss how they have been able to grow their businesses overseas and handle the conditions of international markets. Learn how they evaluated the opportunities, penetrated the market and managed the necessary elements to create a thriving global business.
Access to Capital: Financing Your International Growth
You found your customers overseas and the orders are rolling in but what options are available to finance your international sales? This panel will address how to access capital to fund your international growth as well as financial methods and tools including trade finance and credit insurance used to conduct international business transactions successfully.
Minimizing Risks When Entering New Markets
The need for risk mitigation is crucial to your success when doing business overseas. This breakout session will help you understand the crucial keys to risk management including payment risk, legal risk, taxation and intellectual property.
Mastering Your Cultural Intelligence to Maximize Business Performance
As an international business person, the ability to understand the culture of the countries you’re working in is vital for your success. In this session, you’ll learn how to effectively observe, analyze, and function in different business cultures, as well as learn the cultural implications of marketing and negotiating decisions in unfamiliar international business settings.
Building International Partnerships to Thrive Globally
International trade partnerships are an increasingly important area of market entry. This session will outline the methods companies can use to select and vet the right local partners and how to construct an in-country support network. Attendees will learn the various forms of partnerships, and advise you on how to negotiate a win-win partnership agreement.


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About Alexander Gordin
An international merchant banking professional with over twenty years of business operating and advisory experience in the areas of export finance, international project finance, risk mitigation and cross-border business development. Clients include foreign governments, municipalities and state enterprises as well as Fortune 500 and small/medium enterprises. Strong entrepreneurial instincts, combined with leadership and strategic skills. Transactional and negotiations experience in over thirty five countries. Author of the highly acclaimed "Fluent in Foreign Business" book and creator of the "Fluent in OPIC", "Fluent in EXIM","Fluent In Foreign Franchising", "Fluent in FCPA",and "Fluent in USTDA" seminar/webinar series. Currently developing "Fluent In ......" seminars and publications. Co-author of the Fi3 Country Business Appeal Indices. Extensive international business development and project finance transaction experience in healthcare, aerospace, ICT, conventional and alternative energy infrastructure, distribution and hospitality industries. Experience managing international public and private corporations. Co-Founded three companies abroad. Strong Emerging and Frontier Market expertise. Published and featured in numerous publications including: The Wall Street Journal, Knowledge@Wharton,, The Chicago Tribune, Industry Week, Industry Today, Business Finance, Wharton Magazine Blog, NY Enterprise Report, Success magazine, Kyiv Post and on a number of radio and television programs including: Voice of America, CNBC, CNNfn, and Bloomberg. Frequent speaker on strategy, cross-border finance and international business development. Executive MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. B.S. in Management of Information Systems from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Specialties Strategic Management Advisory, Export Finance, International Project Finance & Risk Management, Cross-border Negotiations, Structured Finance transactions, Senior Government and Corporate officials liason

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