Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo

July 15-16, 2020

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina, USA

Educational Program

Page Title - Background

Product Development & Growth Within International Markets

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Companies interested in enhancing their footprint internationally should plan to participate in this discussion. This session will review ways North Carolina Export Partners can work with manufacturers interested in exporting or learning about the impact exporting could have on their company. Over eighty-five percent of the World’s purchasing power lies outside the US—are you missing out? Topics covered will include: trade finance, funding opportunities, upcoming scheduled events, educational opportunities, services provided, and more.

Liz Isley, International Trade Manager - North Carolina Furniture Export Office Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Juanita Harthun, Senior International Trade Specialist - U.S. Commercial Service Charlotte, U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
Pat Weaver, International Banking Manager - First National Bank

  • "I thought it was very beneficial for us to attend the show. Overall for the first year I thought it was a success."
    Charles Piekenbrock
    Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
  • “We actually saw some things that excited us very much in the auto cutting exhibits. Saw a 3D Cad program that was very impressive and now we are actually looking at making a purchase in that area.”
    Jackson Furniture Industries
  • “We’ve seen some new people we hadn’t seen before, we’d come back, and it may make sense to bring some folks from the textiles and manufacturing side of our business as well.”
  • “We wanted to come and talk to the people we do business with here as well as see if there are other people we should be doing business with. This is a positive market and one that’s needed since the others like it have gone away.”
    Woodhaven Furniture, Division of Aaron’s
  • “Glad to see this show.”
    Rowe Furniture