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FMA Foreign Trade Forum 2018

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FMA Forum Flyer 2018The CSU Bakersfield School of Business and Public Administration(BPA) and its Financial Management Association (FMA) are bringing foreign trade experts back to campus for the fourth year in a row. The FMA student chapter at CSU Bakersfield BPA will host the event on Monday, April 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room (MPR).


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 and will share information about their experiences as well as tips to break into the market.


Dr. Mahdy Elhusseiny, Professor of Finance and the Program Director of FMA shares,

“We, the Financial Management Association, CSUB chapter 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.”


Dr. Angappa Gunasekaran, Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration, noted, “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 open to the public and free to attend. Parking for this event is free and available in Lot M. 

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