Rochester, N.Y. — The potential to grow local businesses through international trade remains strong, according to new research released by Wells Fargo.
In its annual International Business Indicator survey, Wells Fargo found that business leaders across the country continue to foresee international commerce as a key component in fueling economic activity in the U.S., especially in regions like Upstate New York, which are uniquely geared to capitalize on international opportunities for growth.
To help even more regional companies enter foreign markets, Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) invites business leaders to attend its 2015 Upstate N.Y. Trade Conference, where they’ll gain access to expert counsel on international strategy, emerging markets, cross-border management, foreign-trade zones, export compliance and trade finance.
“As a top exporting region per capita, Rochester-area business leaders need to be fully prepared to capitalize on international trade opportunities to preserve local economic momentum,” GRE President & CEO Mark S. Peterson said. “With the international commerce experts and resources available at our Upstate N.Y. Trade Conference, we hope to provide local companies with the support they need to expand their business beyond U.S. borders.”
At the conference, Nick Bennenbroek, managing director and head of currency strategy at Wells Fargo Securities LLC, will provide further insight into his company’s International Business Indicator survey and discuss global economic trends during his keynote address, titled “The State of Global Foreign Exchange Markets.” Bennenbroek makes frequent appearances in national business media, including Bloomberg and CNBC, and his research is often featured in The Wall Street Journal and other financial publications.
Registration is now open for the conference, which is scheduled for June 18, 2015, in Rochester, N.Y.
In addition to Bennenbroek’s address, various panel discussions and breakout sessions will be tailored to meet the needs of growing industries. Other keynote presentations include:
- “Increasing Revenues Through Globalization: How They Thrive in a Global Economy” — a panel discussion with leaders of key regional firms that have achieved international success. Executives at CooperVision, Centrilogic and SEKO Logistics will outline the path forward for area companies seeking to grow globally.
- “Going Global at Home” — Kevin Haehl, general manager for North America at Unither Pharmaceuticals, will discuss obstacles and opportunities facing U.S. businesses that are acquired by international companies.
For more information on the Upstate N.Y. Trade Conference and to register, please visit www.rochesterbiz.com/events.
To view the entire 2015 International Business Indicator Survey from Wells Fargo, visit www.wellsfargo.com/com/focus/international-business-indicator.