Are you in the export business and gearing up to take your company global? NC Chamber member UPS, the world’s largest package delivery service and provider of supply chain management solutions, has an exciting offer just for you. UPS is conducting multiple X-PORT Challenges in 2016, offering new exporters the chance to pitch their products to investors, receive guidance from industry experts, and potentially win $10,000 in free export services from UPS.
These exclusive competitions will be hosted by UPS at various locations across the United States. The deadline for applying is coming up on October 3 – act now to request an application. Ten finalists will be selected from each designated area to participate at a Pitch-Off event, where three winners will be selected for the $10,000 grand prize.
Jake Cashion, director of governmental affairs for the NC Chamber, currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council (FTPC), where he works with organizations like UPS International and others to promote statewide initiatives to create jobs and support sustainable growth in North Carolina through expanding global trade. The UPS X-PORT Challenge is a unique opportunity for the state’s enterprising businesses to showcase their offerings and get access to the tools and resources needed to expand their international footprint.
As a leading state in trade and transportation initiatives, we know North Carolina has plenty of innovative ideas to offer the global marketplace. We encourage you to act now to take advantage of this opportunity to grow your business to global proportions. You can learn more about the NC Foreign Trade Promotion Council by visiting their website here.
Gary J. Salamido
Vice President, Government Affairs
North Carolina Chamber