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Seminars Offered on Exporting and Marketing Ag Products

April 9, 2013, 2:38 PM HST
* Updated April 9, 4:25 PM
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Two educational seminars for food and agricultural businesses will be held April 26 in Hilo.

The location is the Puna conference room of the Hawaii County building at 25 Aupuni St.

Both seminars are sponsored by the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association and the state Department of Agriculture. They will also be held on Maui and Oahu on April 24 and 25, respectively.

The morning seminar, which will run form 8:15 a.m. to noon, is entitled “Explore Exporting,” and will cover export opportunities and resources available for Hawaii businesses.

Attendees will learn how food businesses can enter the global market, how to get products to a new market, and about export loans for businesses.

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A networking lunch will take place from noon to 1 p.m.

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During the afternoon seminar, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., attendees will learn about the trade association’s Branded Program.

Under that program, small businesses in Hawaii can benefit from a 50% cost reimbursement program on eligible international marketing expenses.

The seminar will also cover how to get products ready for export and how to participate in international and domestic trade shows.

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Click here for a link to the agendas for both seminars.

There is a $15 fee for each seminar.

Attendees need to register separately for each seminars. The deadline to register is April 18.

For more information contact Sharon Hurd, international project manager, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, at (808) 973-9465 or via email at [email protected]

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