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CSUB BPA to Host 4th Annual Foreign Trade Import and Export Event

The School of Business and Public Administration (BPA) and its Financial Management Association (FMA) at California State University, Bakersfield are bringing foreign trade experts back to campus for the fourth year in a row. The FMA student chapter at CSUB BPA will host the event from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Student Union Multipurpose Room.

The “Foreign Trade Obligations and Implications” highlights issues related to foreign trade and the import/export business.  Topics of discussion include:

  • Opportunities to Export Overseas
  • Export Challenges and Barriers that U.S. Companies Face
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Distribution Channels
  • Foreign Customer Relations

In addition, the opportunity to network and learn about the vast array of careers and resources in the field of foreign trade are offered.  At the 2017 event, more than 200 students, business owners, and community members participated in the event.

At this year’s event, six speakers will participate, including representatives from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce. In addition, two panelists are regional business owners whose businesses are directly related in the field of foreign trade. They will share information about their experiences as well as tips to break into the market.

Professor of Finance Program Director of FMA Dr. Mahdy Elhusseiny said,

“We, the Financial Management Association, CSUB chapte, are proud to present the trade event for the fourth year in a row. Expert speakers will be discussing key points regarding export opportunities, barriers and foreign customer relations. Businesses in Kern County will have the chance to explore overseas opportunities and discuss challenges with professionals from the government, the financial sector and actual exporters.”

Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration Dr. Angappa Gunasekaran said, “Global market, operations and trade have been a reality for many years now. Considering the importance of foreign trade for Kern County and beyond, this 4th Annual CSUB BPA Foreign Trade Import & Export Event will focus on learning from experts about how companies can be successful in foreign trade by recognizing the opportunities and challenges. This event will benefit our students, staff, faculty and Kern business community and provide support to the economic growth in the region.”

The event is free and open to the public. Parking is free and available in Lot M.  More information is available

For more information about the program contact: Ms.  Kassie Mullican, Outreach and Public Affairs, CSUB School of Business and Public Administration, 661-654-3967

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