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Appalachian Business Delegation to 2013 Trade Winds Forum Will Explore Export Opportunities in Asia

April 2013

In May 2013 ARC's Export Trade Advisory Council (ETAC) will sponsor a multi-sector Appalachian business delegation to the Trade Winds Asia Forum, a U.S. Department of Commerce business development conference and trade mission. Anchored in Seoul, Korea, the May 9–17 Trade Winds event will feature side missions to the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan.

The ARC-supported forum will give businesses an opportunity to identify market opportunities in Asia, learn about commercial issues, and access the resources of the U.S. Commercial Service. They will also be able to meet with U.S. Commercial Service officers representing Asian markets to discuss company-specific opportunities and challenges; and hold pre-screened business-to-business meetings with companies in Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Japan.

The delegation will be hosted by ARC, the U.S. Commercial Service, and the state trade offices of seven Appalachian states: Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Complete information on the forum is available on the Trade Winds Asia Forum Web site.