U.S. International Trade Administration Uses New Approach to Help Exporters Increase Sales for Sustainable Solutions

U.S. International Trade Administration Uses New Approach to Help Exporters Increase Sales for Sustainable Solutions

Tom McGinty, National Director for U.S. Operations of the International Trade Administration, told Michael Killen that his organization’s series of national events on ‘Discover Global Markets: Sustainable Solutions’ helps exporters of solutions to increase sales. Sustainable solutions include advanced energy, transportation, and water solutions.

The new approach concentrates ITA resources and other organizations’ resources at the locations of exporters. Previously, exporters reached out to the Administration for help.


Tom McGinty (R), Michael Killen (L) with Michael’s ‘Sustainability’ (24 x 5 feet) in background at Commerce’s event.

At a two-day February forum at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, the ITA’s fifty- member team presented the program. The group included thirty experts from around the world and staff from offices throughout California and other western states. The administration also invited local industry and market experts, exporters, and other persons to share their insights.    The administration also invited local industry and market experts, exporters and other persons to share their insights with attendees.  Marianna Grossman, Executive Director of Sustainable Silicon Valley, one of the panel moderators said, “I felt that this conference was very helpful to the suppliers who attended the event. Solution providers and the country representatives who attended made useful connections for finding technology for renewable energy, water efficiency and more, with assistance from the trade experts.”

The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with NASA, hosted the dynamic, business forum. The next three stops for the forum in 2015 are: Miami, FL— May 12-14; Dallas, TX—October 7-9; and Irvine, CA—November 3-5.

The Department of Commerce is the third U.S. Government Agency to use Michael Killen’s art to help make their events a success. The other two are the Department of Interior and NASA.  Michael@killen.com.

About Michael Killen Helps Organizations Share Their Important Climate and Energy Action Message

Michael Killen is the founder and leader of Killen & Associates, Inc., a global consulting services and marketing company located in Silicon Valley. Killen & Associates has published over 400 market and industry research studies and a dozen white papers; produced 700 TV shows, and made some of the most important paintings that help its clients bring attention to their climate solutions. Michael is the developer of a methodology of strategy and author of five books - Introduction to Programming: A Mathematical Approach; IBM: The Making of the Common View (also translated and printed in Japanese); a 3-book series on IBM's complex architecture strategy [SAA: Imaging Processing, SAA: Managing Distributed Data, SAA and UNIX: IBM’s Open Systems Strategy]. At the start of a new decade in 2020, Killen & Associates announced a new major project that stops climate change before it ends civilization as we know it by focusing on what matters most. Helping Governments, non profits, utility companies and energy supplier communities, not just identify four of the most promising climate action solutions to support, but also to promote those approaches. Michael heads this project called ‘Climate Change Solutions that Save Civilization: Concentrate on What Matters Most’. Global organizations and executives from AT&T, IBM, MasterCard, Toshiba, Siemens, British Telecom, the US National Security Agency, Hewlett Packard, General Electric, Phillips of Holland have all benefitted from the consulting service of Killen & Associates. The studies allowed executives to think clearly about emerging opportunities and threats. TV shows assisted executives in sharing their messages globally. The only company of its kind, Killen & Associates also produces art for major events. The US Department of Commerce, US Department of Interior, Stanford University, Governor's Office of California, have all displayed Michael's art at their events. NASA selected Michael to make "Sustainability" (5ft X 24ft). This June (2020) will be the eighth year Stanford has displayed his paintings at their annual Silicon Valley Energy Summit. Contact me to discuss my art and sharing your message on my show to global audiences. Follow me on Twitter @KillenMichael or YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ZeitgeistKillen.
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