Fwd:USDA COSPONSORS SEMINAR ON EXPORT LOGISTICS

Ava Devenport essenheal at hotmail.com
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>Subject: Fw: USDA COSPONSORS SEMINAR ON EXPORT LOGISTICS
>Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2000 08:03:35 -0500
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>From: "Unkenholz, Becky" <Becky.Unkenholz at usda.gov>
>To: <newsrelease at ams.usda.gov>
>Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 3:05 PM
>Subject: USDA COSPONSORS SEMINAR ON EXPORT LOGISTICS
>
>
> > AMS NEWS RELEASE
> > AMS No. 173-00
> > Demaris Kogut (202) 720-8998
> > demaris.kogut at usda.gov <mailto:demaris.kogut at usda.gov>
> > Billy Cox (202) 720-8998
> > billy.cox at usda.gov <mailto:billy.cox at usda.gov>
> > USDA COSPONSORS SEMINAR ON EXPORT LOGISTICS
> > WASHINGTON, June 8, 2000 The U.S. Department of Agriculture today
>announced
> > an upcoming seminar designed to help shippers of high-value agricultural
> > products establish and expand overseas markets. The seminar, "Export
> > Excellence," which will be jointly sponsored by USDA and the American
> > Institute for Shippers' Associations (AISA), will take place on August 8
>at
> > the Silverado Hotel in Napa, Calif., in conjunction with AISA's 40th
>Annual
> > Meeting.
> > "The seminar represents an exceptional one-stop shopping' opportunity 
>for
> > anyone currently involved in or eager to learn about participating in
> > international trade," said Kathleen Merrigan, administrator of USDA's
> > Agricultural Marketing Service. "It will give exporters the information
>they
> > need to compete in today's fast-paced global market place."
> > The program will feature a series of speakers addressing a broad range 
>of
> > topics, such as: export market development, government assistance
>programs,
> > shippers' associations, port services, and the latest in logistics
> > technology.
> > "Small- and medium-size shippers and exporters, in particular, will be
>able
> > to learn how they can export more effectively through cooperative 
>shipping
> > or shippers' associations," said Merrigan. "By pooling cargo, shippers 
>can
> > reduce their transportation costs and improve the logistical services 
>they
> > receive."
> > Both public- and private-sector international trade, regulatory, legal,
>and
> > marketing specialists will address the gathering. Among the speakers 
>will
>be
> > Joseph Rallo, Director, International Department, The Wine Institute;
> > Geoffrey Giovanetti, Managing Director, the Wine and Spirits Shippers
> > Association; Jean-Jacques Francoulon, President of U.S. Operations, J.F.
> > Hillebrand Group; and Steven Ballas, Director of the North American
>Shippers
> > Association.
> > Information on the seminar may be obtained by contacting Heidi Reichert,
> > Shipper and Exporter Assistance, Transportation and Marketing Programs,
> > Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Room 1217-S, 1400 Independence
>Avenue,
> > SW, Washington, DC 20250-0267; telephone (202) 690-2325, e-mail
> > heidi.reichert at usda.gov <mailto:heidi.reichert at usda.gov> or on the AISA
> > website at www.shippers.org <http://www.shippers.org>.
>

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