The Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) is hosting a free, virtual export conference, “Taking the Leap Beyond Guam: Exporting for Businesses”, on Friday, September 10, 2021 from 8:00am to 4:30pm ChST.

The purpose of the event is to provide local small businesses and entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and strategies to export to international markets in the current economic climate. Hear from public and private sector representatives and experts in international markets, including businesses from Guam, CNMI, and Hawaii. 

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8:00 AM ChST

  • Welcome
    • Melanie Mendiola - CEO/Administrator, GEDA
    • Norman Analista - Emcee

8:10 AM ChST

  • Opening Remarks
    • The Honorable Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, Governor of Guam

8:20 AM ChST

  • Made in Guam: Guam Product Seal Program
    • The Coconut Tree Company
    • Fai'ya
    • Memories of Guam
    • Studio 13 North
    • Guam Brewery

8:30 AM ChST

  • Taking the Next Step: Guam State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
    • CoreSeed Aquaculture Guam Corporation
    • Denanche' Brand
    • Everything Guam LLC
    • Imari
    • Kottura Innovations
    • Warehouse Pacific

9:30 AM ChST

  • Are you Ready to Export?
    • Angel Camacho-Paulino - Guam Small Business Development Center

10:00 AM ChST

  • Plenary: Catch the Wave: Export Market Trends
    • Angel Camacho-Paulino - Guam Small Business Development Center
    • Rob Haak - Hawaii Pacific Export Council
    • Maye Saephanh - Sacramento Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center
    • Johanna Herron - Western United States Agricultural Trade Association
    • Dale Wright - Hawaii Pacific Export Council

11:00 AM ChST

  • Digital Strategies for your Business
    • Cynthia Torres - eCommerce Innovation Lab, US Department of Commerce

12:00 PM ChST

  • Lunch Break
    • Guam STEP Highlights and Export Services/Resources (Pre-recorded Videos)

1:00 PM ChST

  • Plenary: From Local to Global
    • Roman Dela Cruz - Fokai
    • Brook Gramann - Lanikai Bath and Body
    • Maggie Li - Diamond Bakery Company
    • Jill Arenovski - Saipan Snaps

2:00 PM ChST

  • Exporting to Japan
    • John Hayato Branderhorst - btrax, Inc.

3:00 PM ChST

  • Selling on Coupang Global Marketplace
    • Gerald Hoe - Coupang

4:00 PM ChST

  • Closing Remarks
    • The Honorable Joshua Tenorio, Lt. Governor of Guam