ExporTech Maine 2023

Events

ExporTech Maine 2023

February 28 - May 4, 2023
Unlock Your Global Growth Potential

Plan: Develop a strategic export growth plan in 10 weeks and obtain feedback from experienced international business leaders on your strategy.
Educate: Learn about a wide range of topics and best practices from real world business experts and successful exporters with opportunity for individualized coaching and consultation.
Connect: Meet experts that become part of your network and learn about federal and state programs, services, and grants of which many exporters are unaware.
Execute: With support from expert partner resources that can help you go-to-market while reducing cost and risk, execute your export growth plan.

ExportTech

ExporTech™ is a national export assistance program that applies a structured export strategy development process to help companies enter or expand in global markets. Since 2006, over 250 ExporTech™ programs have been delivered in 36 states and Puerto Rico with more than 1,300 participating companies.

Who is a Good Fit for ExporTech?

ExporTech™ is intended for forward-looking small and mid-market manufacturers that want to expand global sales. Most participants already export. The process is designed for executive leadership, such as the CEO or VP of International Sales, Marketing, or Business Development. Companies that involve multiple staff will get the most out of the process.

Results

  • On average, participating companies generate $500,000 – $700,000 in new export sales.
  • Many companies generate export sales within 6 months of completing the program.
  • The average participant reported cost and investment savings of $91,000.
  • The average company created 5 new jobs.

Facilitator

Michael is one of the principal architects of the ExporTech™ program. As one of the program’s leaders, master facilitators and content developers, he has collaborated with export assistance organizations (US Export Assistance Centers, state trade offices, district export councils, SBDCs, etc.) across dozens of states. His client experience includes government/non-profit economic development organizations that serve manufacturing companies, Fortune 500 companies and small- and mid-market industrial firms. His engagements have required an understanding of global markets throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and have involved a wide range of industries, including medical devices and equipment, major appliances, consumer and specialty glass products, personal protective equipment, pharmaceuticals, automotive, specialty wire products, fabricated metal components, plastic products, and fiber optic cable.

Registration

Space is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Note: Each company is encouraged to register up to 4 people to participate in the export strategy development process.

SBA-Eligible Companies: $1,000
(Reduced fee supported with SBA funds)

Non-SBA-Eligible Companies: $4,000

Schedule

In-person Session #1: Tuesday, February 28, 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Virtual Session #2: Thursday, March 2, 9:00 -11:30 am

Virtual Session #3: Tuesday, April 4, 9:00 -11:30 am
Virtual Session #4: Thursday, April 6, 9:00 -11:30 am

Virtual Session #5: Tuesday, May 2, 9:00 -11:00 am
Virtual Session #6: Thursday, May 4, 9:00 -11:00 am

Plus 4 hours of individual coaching and consulting to be scheduled between March 3 and April 28

On completion, SBA-eligible Maine companies may receive financial reimbursements to cover costs associated with implementing your export plan. Ask MITC about STEP Financial Assistance Awards.

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