Project Description

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM


Roughly three quarters of world purchasing power and over 95% of world consumers are outside America’s borders and American products, services, and solutions are in high demand around the world. Minority business enterprises (MBEs) are uniquely qualified and equipped to not only succeed at exporting but to also act as strategic partners for others entering global markets. In this session you will learn what you need to do to become “export-ready,” and about the myriad of federal government programs and resources ready to work with you. Accomplished MBEs will share their perspective on how to compete effectively in the global marketplace and challenge you to go global!


Sharon T. Freeman
All American Small Business Exporters Association

Patricia Hanes
MBDA Chicago Export Center

Eve Lerman
Sr. International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service – East Michigan

James Wallace, Sr.
Monnex Precision Inc./MTK Logistics

Ed Ekel
Regional Director
Detroit Ex-Im Bank or the United States