MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Trade Administration's U.S. Commercial Service is presenting a high-profile business conference Nov. 17-18, 2014, in Minneapolis for U.S.-based healthcare and life science companies to help them grow their export business. Scheduled to speak at the Discover Global Markets: Healthcare and Life Sciences Conference will be U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce H. Andrews, who will keynote among other notable speakers that include Congressman Erik Paulsen of the U.S. House of Representatives and Medtronic Chairman and CEO, Omar Ishrak.
This international trade event will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. Registration is available online with limited seating available: http://export.gov/minnesota/discoverglobalmarketshealthcareandlifesciences/index.asp
The Discover Global Markets conference is a rare opportunity for exporters and industry leaders to learn about exciting exporting opportunities from medical product leaders. There will be time for attendees to sit down for pre-scheduled, one-on-one consultations with key industry specialists from 21 U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide who will share vital local knowledge with U.S. exporters.
Experts will share firsthand insights on selling into and conducting business in these markets. Attendees will receive invaluable advice on current market challenges and opportunities.
The keynote address, "Activating Your International Markets," will be from Medtronic Chairman/CEO Omar S. Ishrak.
The Program’s Roster of Speakers Includes:
- Bruce H. Andrews, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce
- Diane M. Willkens, President & CEO, Development Finance International, Inc.
- Congressman Erik Paulsen, U.S. House
- Trevor Gunn, Medtronic
- Laura Elan, eHealth Sciences
- Abby Pratt, AdvaMed
- Shaye Mandle, Life Science Alley
- Stephen Hull, Hull Associates
- Monica Feldman, EuroMonitor
- Tom Foley, Deloitte
The conference is designed to help companies develop tools to penetrate new international markets, reduce entry time, and grow their export business.
The full agenda and more details, plus the industry specialists and speakers participating is available at: www.export.gov/minnesota/discoverglobalmarketshealthcareandlifesciences/index.asp
Hotel Information: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-minneapolis
Radisson Blu Hotel
35 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
The International Trade Administration (ITA) is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has 2,100 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 70 countries worldwide. http://www.export.gov