Events & Programs

International trade events and programs can help you meet potential overseas customers, and learn more about exporting from trade specialists and other exporters.

(Note: Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Georgia DEC and its partner organizations are primarily offering virtual events and programs at this time.)

ExportGA – For Established Georgia Businesses

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Starting Date: August 26, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: UGA Gwinnett Campus, 2530 Sever Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Organizer: Small Business Development Center, University of Georgia

Since its inception in 1999, ExportGA has helped over 200 companies sell in excess of $40 million all over the world. The program has been nationally recognized for its quality and effectiveness by the North American Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

ExportGA is an intensive four-session, 16-hour export training program which allows export-ready companies to develop their skills. By utilizing these skills throughout the program, new international sales opportunities are identified.

Companies accepted into the program will become skilled at finding profitable export markets, developing distribution channels, understanding foreign and U.S. regulatory issues, pricing and costing company products, submitting international quotations, processing accounts receivable and recognizing legal and cultural considerations. Each participating company will have access to its own international business student from the University of Georgia to help it with research.

Go Global Georgia

Go Global Georgia, launched in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides reimbursement funding to eligible Georgia exporters for pre-approved export activities. Most companies are eligible for reimbursement of up to 50% of actual export costs, up to a maximum award of $6,000. The initiative is intended to increase the number of small businesses that export, assist with export development and expand international sales.

Did you know that most exporters in Georgia are small businesses? These companies are the backbone of our economy, and you can find their products and services in nearly every country in the world. Our Trade team provides a suite of customized services to help companies navigate global opportunities and succeed in exporting. Go Global Georgia provides financial resources to help small businesses do more globally.

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