By: Jim Pettinger
Visit the website at www.CrossBorderExpo.com for an updated list of exhibitors and valuable “Expo Door Prizes” from vendors, including Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, San Juan Airlines, Semiahmoo Resort Golf Spa, Pacific Customs Brokers and Puget Sound Energy. The 60+ exhibit tradeshow and trade seminars are FREE admission. Business-after-business networking at 5:30 will feature free hors d’oeuvres and no-host beverages.
UCanTrade, Inc., the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa present the second annual Cross-Border Expo on June 12th in Ferndale, Washington.
The one-day event will showcase over 60 exhibitors and feature three educational sessions – Doing Business in the USA, Doing Business in Canada, and Cross-Border Real Estate Investment. Vendor exhibits will be housed in the new 10,000 sq. ft. “Event Center at Silver Reef”, and the seminars will be conducted in the adjoining state-of-the-art 150-seat theatre.
The Expo will attract both tourism and business visitors from British Columbia and Washington state for a one to five-day visit.
Tourists will be provided with a variety of suggested visits and tours courtesy of Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism, and investors will be provided with similar opportunities by local real estate and economic development representatives.
A few exhibit spaces are still available. The “tabletop” setup is simple to encourage networking. Visit the website or contact CBX@UcanTrade.com for information. Attendance at both the seminars and tradeshow is FREE (registration is suggested).
The June 12th tradeshow will be open from 2:00pm to 7:00pm, and will include a Multi-Chamber Business-After-Business Networking/Social in the spacious central portion of the room beginning at 5:30pm. Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade and other business associations from both sides of the border will be represented.
The June 12th trade and real estate seminars will run concurrently from 1:00pm to 4:15pm. Topics will include: Canada/USA Business Travel/Immigration; Business Planning and Taxation; Marketing and Distribution; Customs Clearance and Compliance; Real Estate Investment; and U.S. and Canadian Government Trade Services.
Sponsors, exhibitors and others will provide a variety of “Expo Specials” for visitors, including door prizes, discount coupons, and business tours and visits. Pre-registration for the free admission is requested and advised.
Event sponsors include the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, Port of Bellingham, Wells Fargo, VSH CPAs, Print & Copy Factory, International Market Access Inc., Cascadia Cross-Border Law, US Bank, Pacific Customs Brokers, White Rock Courier LTD, KNV Chartered Accountants LLP, The Northern Light (media partner), and Business in Vancouver (media partner).
For information about exhibiting or attending, e-mail CBX@UcanTrade.com or visit www.CrossBorderExpo.com. The Social Media hashtag for the event is #CrossBorderExpo
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By: Jim Pettinger