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MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia Presents: GO GLOBAL!

Posted on Friday 5th July 2013
MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia Presents: GO GLOBAL!

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia ( is holding a “Go Global!” event on July 24, 2013. Exporting products Made in USA is no longer only for large companies. Small and mid-sized enterprises are finding opportunity to increase sales and profit beyond the US borders. Entrepreneurs can take advantage of the business potential following the 5-Star Playbook, a guide for success in the global marketplace. The MIT Enterprise Forum speaker and panelists will share insights, tips, and resources that include over $120 Billion in support from the Federal Government to expand business internationally.

For multiple decades, the mantra for sustainability and energy intelligence has been “Think Global, and Act Local.” Now, small businesses can start to act global as well. The Keynote Speaker for this July 2013 event has built a leading energy efficient LED tube and LED fixture business that may inspire others American Manufacturers to look into selling overseas. President Obama’s Climate Change Plan released last Tuesday on June 25th, also speaks to stewardship in relation to the global impact of our energy consumption and actions. Beyond energy intelligence, the Panel Moderator and Panelists for this event bring decades of experience and insight to inspire businesses of all types explore export opportunities.

The event includes a 5-Star Playbook to coach attendees on strategies to:

Access federal and state financial aid and support

Identify and develop overseas business relationships

Locate global buyers for US products


Event Details:

LOCATION: Saul Ewing 1500 Market Street, West Tower 38th Floor Philadelphia, PA DATE: July 24th, 2013

AGENDA: Registration & Refreshments: 5:00 PM Keynote Presentation: 6:00 - 6:45PM Panel Discussion: 6:45 - 7:45PM Networking & Cocktail Reception: 7:45 - 8:30PM

COST: $25 - Standard $15 - MIT Affiliate/Student

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Charlie Szoradi

Charlie Szoradi is the Founder and Chairman of Independence LED Lighting, LLC ( a leading U.S. Manufacturer of high-efficiency LED tubes and fixtures that save 50% or more in energy costs over the less efficient fluorescent tubes that dominate commercial lighting. Mr. Szoradi brings multiple decades of hands on experience to the culture of sustainability and cost-savings for property design and property retrofits.


Theo Hunte is Sr. International Trade Specialist at U.S. Department of Commerce. Mr. Hunte services a portfolio of industries assisting companies to enter markets and expand exports globally. He has received various awards since joining in the US Commercial Service in 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Hunte was an Executive in Residence/ Professor at Emerson College in Boston, lecturing on Global Integrated Marketing and Communications. More info:

Panelist will Include:

Robert L. Elsas is Regional Manager, Export Solutions Group - Office of International Trade, U.S. Small Business Administration. More info:

Laurie Actman is Deputy Director for the Energy Efficient Building Hub (EEB Hub) in Philadelphia. More info:

Ronald Drozd is Manager, Export Services, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. More info:

About MIT Technology Review, Inc.

MIT Technology Review is leading the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent global media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the enterprise produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, thought leaders and early adopters around the globe in five languages and on a variety of digital and print platforms. The company publishes MIT Technology Review magazine, the world's most respected technology magazine (established 1899); daily news features, analysis, opinion, and video; and Business Reports, which explain how new technologies are transforming companies, disrupting markets, or creating entirely new industries. They also produce live events such as the annual EmTech MIT, international EmTech conferences, Summits and Salons. MIT Enterprise Forum is MIT Technology Review's entrepreneurial community organization, hosting over 400 events a year around the world.


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The MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia welcomes additional support. Contact: James Barchiesi (Chapter Chairperson) 267.908.9105 The event organizer is William Collins.

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