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Media Memo: Successfully doing business in India to be Feb. 25 program topic

TO: News Editors and Directors

FROM: Julie Poquette

DATE: Feb. 24, 2011

SUBJECT: Successfully doing business in India to be Feb. 25 program topic

Area companies that wish to do business in and/or with India will learn how to take steps toward that goal on Friday, Feb. 25, during "India: Steps for Business Success," a program presented by UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education's Center for Business Solutions.

Representatives from companies currently doing business with and/or in India, including Harley-Davidson, Cargill International, Cooperative Resources International, Schreiber Foods and Spacelabs Healthcare, will speak during the program, which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Northwoods Room of the Holiday Inn Campus in Eau Claire.

Jeff Pharris, director of business planning for global sales for Harley-Davidson Motor Co.; Sunny Kessel, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Service; and Sachin Tuli, lecturer, Wisconsin School of Business, will be among the speakers at the event. Topics to be discussed include:

  • "The Indian Market: What Businesses Need to Know";
  • "Government Services to Support Your Indian Entry Strategy";
  • "Harley-Davidson: Strategies and Lessons from the Indian Market"; and
  • "Real Stories of Doing Business in India: A Panel of Companies."

Members of the media are welcome to attend and cover any or all of the sessions of Friday's program. For more information or to arrange an interview with any of the program presenters, contact Jim Mishefske, director of UW-Eau Claire's Small Business Development Center, at 715-836-5811 or mishefj@uwec.edu.

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