What you will learn: Asia is the manufacturing capital of the world. If you are considering exporting to or manufacturing/sourcing products in Asia, then this workshop is for you. This workshop will be conducted by experts that will highlight specific examples of how to: • use export resources • find potential customers/vendors • qualify vendors and maintain quality • assure shipment/delivery • methods of payment • understand legal issues Panelists: • Paula Murphy- Founding Director of the Massachusetts Export Center with over 20 years of international business experience. • Jerry Blakeley - Owner of Extech Instruments Corp in Waltham and sold it to a public company after 37 years. Extech sold overseas and both designed and manufactured handheld test and measurements instruments in Taiwan, China and Korea. • Maurice Mitchell - Maurice is the International Account Manager with UPS. Primarily works with Massachusetts based companies on developing their international supply chains. • Peter Dobbs – Peter is a SCORE Counselor whose career as an international commercial banker included assignments in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. His specializations included using trade finance, structured finance and supply chain finance to support global commodity flows from producers to consumers. • Michael Laffan - Michael is a SCORE Counselor who worked in England and Australia prior to spending 40 years as an International Trade Banker in Boston, where he worked to facilitate international trade and market the bank services to importers and exporters. • Paula Connelly - Paula is a principal in the Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly, a law firm specializing in Customs and international trade matters, and the Legal Counsel for the Boston Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association - with over 20 years of experience in customs and international trade matters and works with numerous importers and exporters in addressing and resolving import and export compliance issues.