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7th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing & High Tech Summit Scheduled

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

 Growth and sustainability is the theme of the 7th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 13th from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center.

Coordinated by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development, the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) and the Business & Industry Association of New Hampshire and sponsored by Citizens Bank, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Association for Operations Management and New Hampshire Business Review, the summit will provide participants with tips for accelerating reliable growth in their businesses.

beth-goldsteinMorning speaker Beth Goldstein, author of The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit, will lead participants in an interactive discussion on the art of developing a powerful brand based on customers’ needs, spending patterns, pain points and the value they derive from your company.

Later workshops will center around the following subjects: “Case Studies on Lean Green and Energy” (Jay Fallon, Continuous Improvement Manager, BAE Systems and Art Christianson, Vice President of Manufacturing, High Liner Foods), “Growing Your International Business: Successful Export Growth Strategies” (Michael Stone, Stone & Associates, Dawn Wivell, Director, NH International Trade Resource Center and Justin Oslowski, Director, NH Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce), and “Introducing a System for Reliable Growth” (Patricia Giavara, Assistant Director and Growth Coach with the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center and Jane Ely, NH MEP Project Manager).

Keynote speaker Michael Reopel, Principal of Deloitte Consulting, will present the results of his report “Reexamining Advanced Manufacturing in a Networked World – Prospects for Resurgence in New England.” This report identified five subsectors within the New England manufacturing industry that are poised for growth, discussed the challenges that these industry subsectors face and identified the opportunities they provide for sustainable economic growth even during these difficult economic times.

The registration fee for the summit is $85 per participant; lunch is included. Interested parties can sign up online by visiting www.nhbia.org’s “Calendar” page and clicking on October 13th. For more information, call Zenagui Brahim or Cathy Doty at the NH MEP at (603) 226-3200.

Safety, Security, Aerospace & Defense Initiative Launched

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

In an effort to target some of the fastest growing worldwide industry sectors, the NH International Trade Resource Center is launching a “Safety & Security and Aerospace & Defense” global export marketing initiative at its new Concord facility (172 Pembroke Road) on Thursday, September 3rd from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

aerospacewrklc2These identified industry sectors are growing exponentially despite the global economic downturn and top markets include India, Japan, Canada, the UK, Germany, UAE, China, France and Brazil. The U.S. is the preeminent supplier of technologically advanced aerospace, defense, safety and security products to the world.


At this session, participants will learn how to penetrate the markets looking to procure these high tech products and services. In order to help local companies to enhance their global presence, the NH International Trade Resource Center has developed a global marketing consortium that will identify key marketing avenues and discuss how New Hampshire firms can address those needs.


Guest speakers will include Don Bliss, Director of the National Infrastructure Institute’s Center for Infrastructure Expertise, Dawn Wivell, Director of the NH International Trade Resource Center, Karen Wyman, NH International Trade Resource Center International Trade Officer, Gerald Gulley, Senior Vice President, Erudite, Inc. and Justin Oslowski, Director of the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce.


The cost of the program is $40 per person. To register, please contact Katy Reno at (603) 271-8444 or katy.reno@dred.state.nh.us. 


Administered by the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce, the ITRC plans, develops and administers programs for international trade promotion and foreign market development.  For more information about the ITRC, call (603) 271-8444, or visit their website at www.exportnh.org.


– Steve Boucher, Communications & Legislative Director

NH Companies Sought for Trade Mission to India

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Responding to increasing interest from Indian aerospace agencies to create US partnerships, the State of New Hampshire’s International Trade Resource Center is inviting aerospace suppliers to join a special trade mission to India in November. This high-profile mission, led by the US Department of Commerce, will connect New Hampshire-based suppliers with the key Indian government agencies and industrial powerhouses who are driving one of the world’s most dynamic aerospace sectors. 

india_flagThe India trade mission comes at an ideal time for growth-oriented companies who are looking to establish or strengthen their position in the global marketplace. Recent deals between the US and India will further enhance opportunities in the defense and aerospace sectors. Several Indian aerospace agencies have already approached New Hampshire companies this year for their unique, high-quality products and the U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that over $50 billion in civil and defense procurements will be made by Indian firms and government agencies in the next five years. 

Trade mission participants will spend five days meeting with industry groups and Indian government agencies such as the Indian Ministry of Defense, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Airport Authority of India, the Indian Space Research Organization and the Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries. Each New Hampshire company will also have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one meetings and site visits with potential partners in the cities of New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. In addition, the delegates will have detailed briefings in India by the U.S. Departments of Defense, State and Commerce.  

The trade mission will occur November 9-13, 2009, with the NHITRC organizing the New Hampshire delegation. Space is limited to 12 companies, so interested applicants are encouraged to contact the International Trade Resource Center as soon as possible.   

For more information on the Aerospace Supplier Trade Mission to India, please contact Karen Wyman, International Trade Officer, at 603-271-8444 ext. 148 or kwyman@dred.state.nh.us or Justin Oslowski, Director, U.S. Export Assistance Center, at 603-953-0210 or Justin.oslowski@mail.doc.gov.