Touro College and Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Co-Sponsor International Trade Day & Symposium

Date: May 14, 2007
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Barbara Franklin
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2007 World Trade Week Opens Door to Regional and International Import/Export.

New York, N.Y. – The Touro College Graduate School of Business, in partnership with Brooklyn Goes Global, a program of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, will host Brooklyn Goes Global International Trade Day & Symposium: “Beyond Borders: Creating Opportunities in the Global Marketplace.” The day-long program will be held on Monday, May 21 at the Brooklyn campus of Touro College, located at 1602 Avenue J (at 16th Street). Exhibits open at 10 a.m.

The event will feature speakers and exhibits from domestic and foreign countries, including Europe, the Caribbean, Asia, South America, and U.S. government agencies. Local businesses and students will be able to learn how to take advantage of the regional and international market through import and export via speakers, informative seminars and hands-on workshops.

The event is being held as part of World Trade Week NYC, a program of the New York District Export Council that promotes trade through a non-profit trade community made up of state and government agencies, chambers of commerce, educational institutions, and other organizations, with key import and export events throughout New York City.

“The Touro College Graduate School of Business is delighted to partner with the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce in promoting an educational program to help navigate the rapidly growing global marketplace,” said Touro’s Dean of Business Programs Dr. Charles Snow.

In addition to Dr. Snow, Graduate School of Business faculty participants will include Dr. Larry Bellman, associate professor of management and director of Touro’s Entrepreneurial Institute; Dr. Jim Musemeci, director of the graduate school program; and Dr. Gary Kleinman, a professor of accounting. Several graduate school assistants will also be participating.

The event is expected to attract an estimated 500 people to the Touro campus, including representatives from organizations like the Vietnam Trade Center and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Department of Commerce Commercial Services, and The Empire State Development Corporation.

These and other organizations will discuss conducting business abroad and foreign trade trends. Attendees will learn the steps necessary to expand their businesses internationally, find international partners, and identify products being sought from overseas markets.

“This trade show is going to help give business owners useful information, and if they’re already involved in doing international trade, this will help them synergize and get new ideas,” said Steve Kaplansky, Brooklyn Goes Global director. “And if they’re just thinking of going into international trade, then it will give them tools and knowledge of what to do and what not to do.”

The Touro College Graduate School of Business educates leaders for the business world through a rigorous curriculum that integrates theory and practice and develops critical thinking skills, teamwork, and business communication. Currently, the Graduate School of Business offers an MBA degree with concentrations in management, international rinance, and healthcare, and Master of Science degrees in international business finance and international business finance with a specialization in banking.

The entire day of exhibits and seminars is free. For more information or to register for the event, go to and click on the Chamber Events page, or call 718-875-1000, ext. 104.