Exporter Forum Workshop Series
Information for All Classes
Time: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Location: Rike Hall, Wright State University
Cost: No cost to attend, but registration is required as space is limited
Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.
Overview of Export Payment Methods, Wednesday - October 9, 2013
To succeed in today’s global marketplace and win sales against foreign competitors, exporters must offer their customers attractive sales terms supported by the appropriate payment methods. Because getting paid in full and on time is the ultimate goal for each export sale, an appropriate payment method must be chosen carefully to minimize the payment risk while also accommodating the needs of the buyer.
This program is help you learn which payment method will work for you. This program will provide an overview of the different methods including cash in advance, open account, letters of credit and documentary drafts. The speaker will also touch on financing and credit insurance.
- Benefit by understanding the spectrum of risk and benefits for each payment method.
- Find out if cash in advance is the only way to go.
- Understand the factors that contribute to selecting the best payment method for you.
- Learn how documentary collection tools work and will they work for you.
- What is an irrevocable letter of credit?
- Found out what is credit insurance and how can it add to my competitiveness?
Understanding Incoterms, Wednesday - November 13, 2013
- Learn how to determine buyers’ and sellers’ responsibilities
- Clearly understand the risks and benefits associated with each Incoterm
- Understand the new major revisions on the seller-buyer cargo security obligations
- Efficiently facilitate transactions by using the correct Incoterm for a specific situation
- Minimize risks, obligations, and avoid loss of business and legal actions
- Benefit your bottom line by the appropriate use of Incoterms 2010
FEBRUARY, 2014 CLASS
Protecting Your Products Before Exporting: Patents and Intellectual Property, Wednesday - February 12, 2014
This workshop is for companies who want to gain a greater understanding of the patent process and how it affects taking your product or your intelluctual property (IP) globally. This workshop will cover the patent application process, research your ideas and an overview of patenting, including international options.Have you ever wondered if your patents are protected when you exhibit at a trade show? Is there one US patent and one global patent? Do you know where to go to find the patent regulations? Learn the answers to these questions and much more.What you will learn:
- Cooperative Patent Classification: Researching international patent documents
- The patent application: what it does and does not do
- Patent Cooperation Treaty: international patent filings
- America Invents Acts: First inventor to file and the challenges to marketing your invention
This program will be presented by Ran Raider, Government and Legal Information Coordinator, WSU Libraries. For the past 14 years, Ran has been the local representative for the Untied States Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent and Trademark Recourse Center (PTRC) program. Mr. Raider is the current President of the PTRC Association (over 80 PTRCs in the US). He works with patents and IP information daily as well as offers an education series of the subjects.