SUSTA Invites Small Companies to Learn How to Increase Revenue Through Exporting at Nov. 15 Baltimore Seminar

BALTIMORE--()--Are you ready to explore exporting? On Thursday, Nov. 15, the Southern United States Trade Association (SUSTA) and the Maryland Department of Agriculture invite small businesses to learn why now is a great time to export and who can help them go global. This free half-day seminar will take place at the Baltimore World Trade Center’s Maryland Room in the city’s Inner Harbor.

The event brings together a team of experts to help Maryland agriculture companies learn more about international trade and how to increase sales with exports to foreign markets. Attendees will learn about the local agencies that offer export assistance, and will hear from experts who will share their international experience.

Speakers will include local representatives from:

  • Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Southern United States Trade Association
  • U.S. Export Assistance Center
  • World Trade Center Institute
  • M&T Bank
  • Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
  • Foreign Agricultural Service
  • And others

“Small companies that produce high-quality food and agricultural products may not be aware of how they can increase their revenue through exporting to international markets,” said SUSTA executive director Jerry Hingle. “We can show them the possibilities at this valuable free seminar.”

Companies can register online and obtain additional information at or by contacting Kristin Core at 504-568-5986 or to learn more about the event. The event is customized for food and agriculture businesses but open to all small businesses.

The Southern United States Trade Association is a non-profit trade development association composed of the Departments of Agriculture of the 15 southern states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Since 1973, its programs and services have assisted exporters of high-value food and agricultural products. SUSTA is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), its member states and private companies.

SUSTA prohibits discrimination in employment and services. Persons who require alternate means for communication of program information or those wanting the full non-discrimination policy should contact SUSTA.


Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA)
Mary Beth Wesdock, 504-568-5986

Release Summary

The Southern United States Trade Association will hold a free export seminar for small businesses at the Baltimore World Trade Center on November 15.


Southern U.S. Trade Association (SUSTA)
Mary Beth Wesdock, 504-568-5986