The Expanding Role of Smaller Firms
in Keeping Trade Lanes Open
Small businesses and entrepreneurs can internationalize more easily now than at any time in history. Yet, many small to mid-sized businesses do not explore new markets. Complexity and lack of credible contacts are among the principal reasons for the reluctance to expand globally. Regulations are especially burdensome for smaller firms.
E3 is enabling entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) to connect with international markets. E3 events are expressly designed to provide businesses with an intimate, in-depth opportunity to engage with US and foreign trade officials. Unlike large trade expos, E3 will offer smaller firms the chance to spend more time, get specific answers to their questions, and personally meet the right contacts to pave the way.
2016 E3 Conference
Elizabeth Gore, named by People Magazine as one of the World’s 100 Most Extraordinary Women, delivered the conference keynote.
Access. Seldom is access to so many high-level officials from countries around the world available in such an intimate setting. E3 is designed for depth. This isn’t your standard international expo where you might hope to collect a couple cards or get a few minutes to pitch your business interests. Small and medium-sized companies will gain a deeper understanding of the issues, opportunities, and key actors they need to know to grow their companies in new markets overseas.
E3 isn't just beneficial for businesses. Government officials will get the opportunity to hear directly from entrepreneurs exploring global expansion of their businesses, not just large multinationals. This provides them will invaluable insights to one of the US and foreign governments’ principal trade challenges, getting smaller firms more involved in trade.
Foreign diplomats get the chance recruit new business to their country. Yet, they also have a unique opportunity to hear from entrepreneurs about what challenges they face, opportunities they’re seeking, and incentives would most entice them to invest. This market intelligence can assist foreign officials with refining their approach and attracting more small businesses to their country.