2016 Governor’s Export Summit, Awards for Excellence in Exporting Ceremony to be held Aug. 26 in Jackson

2016 GEA

Jackson, Mississippi — June 15, 2016 — Push your company’s sales into the international marketplace with advice and examples provided at the 2016 Governor’s Export Summit and Awards for Excellence in Exporting event which will be held Friday, August 26.

The event will take place at the Jackson Convention Complex, located at 105 E. Pascagoula Street in downtown Jackson. It is geared to help Mississippi companies boost international sales and succeed in international trade. At the summit, businesses gain direct access to export and trade-related experts across a range of industries.

“Last month, Mississippi was presented with the President’s E-Award for Export Service, proof Mississippi excels in exporting Mississippi-made products and services, adding value while creating career opportunities for Mississippians in today’s global economy,” said Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We encourage Mississippi companies interested in growing through international trade to take advantage of this opportunity and join us at the 2016 Governor’s Export Summit.”

One-on-one, pre-arranged meetings with export facilitators will provide participating companies with information on export planning, financing options and assistance, required documentation and regulations, market research and identifying prospects, transportation, website design, digital marketing and more.

Additionally, Mississippi Development Authority is now accepting applications for the 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting, which will be presented by Governor Phil Bryant during the summit’s luncheon. The awards recognize Mississippi businesses with noteworthy success in maintaining or increasing export sales.

Mississippi-based manufacturers, agribusinesses, service companies or suppliers engaged in exporting products or services are eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate one or more of the following: breakthroughs in existing competitive markets, introduction of a new product into export trade, opening a trade area previously closed or successfully overcoming threats to existing export activity. Unique and successful solutions to problems regarding export trade, such as financing, transportation, marketing or successful promotional programs, should also be demonstrated.

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