Midlands International Trade Association
July 26, 2012
Featuring: Dr. Norma Jackson with the World Development Alliance, City Councilman Brian DeQuincey Newman and Rep. Joe Neal as well as other members of the delegation from a recent Columbia trade mission to Ghana
Sponsors: City of Columbia Office of Economic Development, ECI-Find New Markets, Columbia World Affairs Council
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: Columbia Marriott: 1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201
April 17, 2012
Resources and Opportunities for Food and Agricultural Exporters
Featuring: Mary Beth Wesdock of Southern United States Trade Association
Sponsors: ECI-Find New Markets
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Place: The Summit Club: 1301 Gervais St # 2000 Columbia, SC 29201
April 4, 2012
Lake Murray Boat Cruise
Sponsors: Companion Global Healhcare, Global Trade Information Services, Loxcreen
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Place: Lake Murray aboard the Southern Patriot: 216 Shadowood Drive, Irmo, SC 29036
Jan. 24, 2012
Helping Exporters Cut Through the Red Tape
Featuring: Maria Toro and Debbie Laflamme of Leapfrog Document Services
Sponsors: SCANA & City of Columbia Office of Economic Development
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Place: Columbia Marriott, 1200 Hampton Street Columbia, SC
Cost: $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers
Oct. 27, 2011
The Dueling Tigers of China and India
China and India are two of the world's fastest growing economies, providing business opportunities across multiple sectors for U.S. companies. But despite large economic gains, China and India remain challenging markets for businesses of all sizes. There are no "one-size-fits-all" answers to doing business in these markets, so join us for an event that will provide the latest insights into navigating these dynamic markets.
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: S.C. State Museum, Columbia, SC
Cost: $50 for MITA members $75 for non-members
Please RSVP directly to Amy Thomson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-777-2563
PO Box 12186
Columbia, SC 29211
For more information contact: Robert Davis
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The Midlands International Trade association (MITA) is a nonprofit organization that connects individuals and businesses that are interested in international issues and subjects that affect trade in our state and region.
MITA focuses on:
MITA was founded almost 35 years ago making it South Carolina's oldest trade association. It is a volunteer organization with over 150 corporate and individual members.
The Executive Committee is made up of prominent yet hands-on members of Columbia's and South Carolina's international trade community. April Lucas, Nexsen Pruet attorney, serves as MITA's president.
MITA offers its members monthly networking opportunities with a focus on topics of interest to the international trade community. The group also conducts trade missions, most recently to Mexico and the United Kingdom.
There are two categories of MITA membership - corporate and individual.
The corporate membership fee is $150. This allows for a company or business to have four members, all of whom can attend MITA functions at the member rate.
The individual membership fee is $75 and covers an individual only (not the individual's company). This individual can also attend MITA functions at the member rate.
For a membership application click here. We would also appreciate it if you would take the time to complete a survey and return it with your application.
MITA holds events at least once a month. There are three types of events: business breakfast, luncheon and networking reception. Breakfast and lunch programs provide attendees with a minimum of 3/4 of an hour to network before the program begins. MITA's networking receptions focus solely on giving attendees an opportunity to meet, talk, get to know each other and build relationships.
Relationships are the foundation for successful business and MITA prides itself on providing the best networking opportunities in the area. Looking back on its growth in attendance and popularity since its re-birth in January 1999 (membership is up over 300%) we know we are doing something right!
The Business Breakfast
MITA held its first business breakfast in June 2000. The idea behind the business breakfast is to make it easier for manufacturers to attend. Breakfasts are typically held from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
MITA luncheons generally include a featured speaker and are held from noon - 2 p.m. The luncheon format is fairly classic yet distinctive due to MITA's relaxed and fun atmosphere.
The Networking Reception
MITA's networking receptions are just that: networking receptions. They usually take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Very casual and informal, these networking events do not have a formal program. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and alcoholic beverages are served.