Wednesday, February 11, 1998
The Michigan Jobs Commission is hosting a seminar on doing business in Latin America. The conference will be Wednesday, February 18, from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel Atrium and Conference Center in Ann Arbor. The Jobs Commission will focus on the automotive, plastics and machine tools markets in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Mexico. The speakers will discuss information on the geo-political and economic climates, laws, finance, insurance and overall business strategies for successfully trading in these countries. There is a $55 charge, which includes lunch and a continental breakfast. Reservations are required, and can be made by phone (517.373.9808) or on the Internet www.mjc.state.mi.us. Business people who have been involved in commerce in Latin America will be the principal speakers. "With some of the foremost international companies centered in Michigan, it is natural that the state would have developed a lot of expertise in doing business abroad," said Doug Rothwell, Jobs Commission CEO and Department Director. "A significant aspect of that expertise is in developing contacts in emerging markets. It is such contacts we are putting to work in this seminar and in the entire series of seminars we are scheduling," he said. In addition to Latin America, the Jobs Commission will hold seminars on doing business in Central Europe, South Africa, Southeast Asia and China.