DeSales University To Host International Business Seminar First in Series for Export University Partnership

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On Thursday, March 17, 2011, DeSales University will host a seminar, “Grow Your International Business,” at 9:00 a.m. in the DeSales University Center on the school’s Center Valley campus and online via live webinar.

The seminar will focus on assessing opportunities and challenges for international expansion, how prepared a business is for international sales, finding a target market, and market entry strategies. Cost of attendance is $45.00.

Speakers will include Jason Martineau, international sales manager for Penn Stainless Products; Timothy D. Charlesworth, Esq., an attorney for Fitzpatrick, Lentz, & Bubba, P.C.; James Chan, Ph.D., president of Asia Marketing and Management; and Samuel Cerrato, senior international trade specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“Grow Your International Business” is the first seminar to be held as part of the partnership, named Export University, between the DeSales University Division of Business and the U.S. Commercial Service, Philadelphia, to deliver seminars to the regional business community and DeSales University students.

About Export University
The Export University program is a series of non-credit courses on topics related to exporting designed by the District Export Council (DEC), a volunteer non-profit organization associated with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Topics include a regulations overview, international logistics, risk assessment, promotions, trade agreements, export documentation, adaptation to standards, intellectual property protection, labeling, and taxes.

“We believe that the program will provide valuable knowledge and experience to faculty, students and regional businesses,” said Tahereh A. Hojjat, Ph.D., associate professor of business at DeSales University. “Through participation attendees will be afforded networking opportunities with the companies that participate as well as gaining valuable knowledge.”

Those who attend the seminars and complete the non-credit courses will receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce documenting their completion of the program.

“Because the program will feature real businesses with real export and trade situations, this is a valuable experience for any student,” said Charles G. Jobs, Ph.D., assistant professor of business at DeSales University.

Export University presenters are international trade practitioners who are associated with or recruited by members of the DEC, a group of private-sector individuals appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to provide mentoring on exporting. They will present the course material drawing from their extensive expertise in international trade. The presenters include international trade attorneys, CEOs of companies reliant on exporting, and ranking government officials.

In addition to the support of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council, this initial seminar is sponsored by Penn Stainless Products and FedEx.

To register for this first seminar, please visit or call the U.S. Commercial Service at 215.597.6101. You can also e-mail the department at

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