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Importance of Exporting:
How U.S. Department of Commerce and Other Federal Agencies Can Assist in Exporting Worldwide 

Learn about federal government resources that you can tap into to help you find new markets and identify partners overseas for your products and services.

Two Commercial Officers currently posted to U.S. Department of Commerce offices in Florida, Cathy Feig and John Fay, will explain the federal government export assistance programs of the Commerce Department and other federal agencies, and how to take advantage of them. After the presentation, they will be available for Q&A on export assistance programs as well as general exporting questions.

Presented by: John Fay & Catherine Feig

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Price: FREE

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John Fay

John Fay, the Senior International Trade Specialist at the Orlando U.S. Export Assistance Center, is responsible to facilitate the export of U.S.-origin commodities, services and technologies from eleven counties in Central Florida. Mr. Fay came to Orlando in 2011 as a Foreign Service Officer (U.S. diplomat) on a two-year tour-of-duty. His previous assignment was to the U.S. Mission to the European Union, where he served as Second Secretary for Commercial Affairs from 2009 – 2011. His portfolio of responsibilities included information technology, safety and security equipment, biotechnology, pharmaceutical medicines, and customs and taxation. Prior to becoming a Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Fay served as Associate Director for both, West Europe and the CEE/NIS Regions in the Office of International Operations at the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service headquarters in Washington, DC.

Before coming to the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Mr. Fay worked at the Embassy of Australia in Washington, D.C. for the Australian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Commerce, tracking trade and industry policy issues. He has also lived overseas for several years in Brussels and Prague, working for their respective American Chambers of Commerce and for other non-profit organizations.

Mr. Fay possesses a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA). Mr. Fay has traveled extensively in Europe and speaks Czech (Slovak), French, some Spanish and has a basic understanding of Dutch and German.


Cathy Feig

Catherine Feig joined the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida as a Commercial Officer in August 2011, after completing a 2-year tour serving as Principal Commercial Officer in Shenyang, China. In this capacity she oversaw all U.S. Foreign Commercial Service activity for northeast China. Ms. Feig began her work in China in 2006 with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing prior to her Shenyang posting. She will return to Beijing in May 2013 for three more years.

She began her work for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. in 2001, after many years in the private sector. Ms. Feig holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University.
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  FL-CAN program links Florida-based universities, incubation networks, investors and industry resources together to create a network of Proof of Concept centers to accelerate the creation and commercialization of innovative clean technology research into new technology companies or to license into existing firms. FL-CAN is administered via a partnership between the University of Central Florida, The Technological Research and Development Authority, and the Florida Energy Systems Consortium.

U. S. Economic Development Administration
U. S. Department of Energy
The FL-CAN project is funded by a grant from the Economic Development Administration and the Department of Energy as part of the i6 Challenge. For more info on the i6 Challenge please refer to the Fact Sheet at energy.gov or the article at doe.gov.


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(407) 882-0345 | ian.grant@ucf.edu

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