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4th Friday: Maximizing Export Assistance

  • Friday, January 25, 2019
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Design Resources, Inc., 7007 College Blvd Ste. 500, Overland Park, KS 66211
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  • Non-members may register other non-members for this event as "Guests" at the same time they are entering their own event registration.
  • Any student currently enrolled full-time may register. Only one student may register at a time.
  • If Corporate or NonProfit/Academic members are registering more than one person from their organization for this event, they may register these persons as "Guests" at the same time they are entering their registration.

Let the World Help Grow Your Business!

The economic impact of exporting is that it equals growth, jobs and sustainability for businesses because the facts lead us to that conclusion:

  • 95% of the world’s consumers live outside the U.S.
  • 92% of the world economic growth is project to occur outside the U.S.
  • Companies that export are 17% more profitable than those that don’t.
  • About 20% of all jobs in America’s manufacturing sector depend on exports.

The January 25, 2019, Fourth Friday Breakfast will introduce you to key international trade staff in both the Kansas and Missouri Departments of Commerce that assist businesses to expand their presence and sales in foreign markets. Services they provide include marketing and assistance, trade missions and trade shows, research and consulting, STEP grants, etc.

Join us as we gain insightful information from Chang Lu, Kansas Department of Commerce and Krista Hinrichs, Trade Manager, Missouri Department of Economic Development

Chang Lu

International Trade Representative

Chang Lu works with Kansas businesses interested in exploring new export opportunities or needing assistance with international business issues. He serves as the liaison for European trade activity and also assists with business recruitment projects. 

Prior to joining the department, Lu worked at the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development International Trade and Diplomacy Office, the Utah Department of Commerce and the Utah State Legislature. 

He received his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management with an emphasis in global development, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brigham Young University.  

Phone:  913.307.7378


The International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City is a network of international business professionals, educators, and students that actively work with each other and the community to build a stronger support system for international trade in the Kansas City region.

PO Box 12340 

Kansas City, MO 64116

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