Chattanooga’s Expanding Role In The International Economy

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce’s International Business Council will feature a panel discussion addressing Chattanooga’s expanding role in the international economy.  The event will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the INCubator, which is located at 100 Cherokee Boulevard.

Panelists and their topical focus areas include:

· Steve Hiatt, director of Existing Business Development, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce; “The Role of the Foreign Trade Zone in the Chattanooga Region”

· Ray Smith, Ph.D., International Business consultant; “International Business Perspectives for Chattanooga”

· Eric Kruger, economist; “Chattanooga’s Expanding Role in International Trade”

“We are excited to promote Chattanooga’s growth in the global economy,” said Nasera Souidi, president of the International Business Council. “We are honored to bring this type of programming to Chamber members and forward our mission of promoting a rich, vibrant and progressive international environment for business development in our region.”

International Business Council meetings take place the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the INCubator, located at 100 Cherokee Boulevard.  Admission is $10, and light hors d’ouevres are provided.

For more information about the International Business Council, please contact Nasera Souidi at 423 535-8391 or Nasera_souidi@bcbst.com.  


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