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April 21, 2009

UW-Eau Claire to Co-Sponsor Global Marketplace Workshop in Wausau

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will co-sponsor a workshop to help Northern Wisconsin businesses navigate the global marketplace.

The all-day workshop, "Navigating the Global Marketplace: Opportunities for Northern Wisconsin Businesses," will be May 14 at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

Session topics include "Wisconsin Export Update and Resources for Wisconsin Companies," "Marketing Entry: Developing an International Sales and Distribution Strategy," "Mechanics of Export," "Marketing Opportunities Around the World" and "Getting Paid in Export Transactions."

Dr. Rama Yelkur, coordinator of international business programs and director of the Northern Wisconsin International Trade Association at UW-Eau Claire, will discuss resources available for Wisconsin companies in the Eau Claire area through NWITA.

Jeff Pharris, director of business planning and special projects, Asia Pacific regions, for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company, will be the keynote speaker.

A networking reception and one-on-one appointments with the directors of the Wisconsin Overseas Trade Office will be offered from 1:45-3:45 p.m., following the presentations.

The $75 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and materials. To register, go to or call 715-675-3331 or 888-NTC-7144, ext. 5861. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, contact Jennifer Winner, 608-266-0413 or, or Christine Stamm, 608-264-7824 or, at the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Export Development Bureau.

Sponsors include Northcentral Technical College, UW-Madison Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, and Wisconsin Department of Commerce Global Partnership Services. Co-sponsors include Northern Wisconsin International Trade Association, UW-Eau Claire College of Business, and Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

For more information, contact Dr. Rama Yelkur at 715-836-4674 or

Source: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau