SOURCE: Trade Wings

Reuse and Exit Markets for Telecom Supply Chain Management

January 31, 2011 08:00 ET

Trade Wings Hosts U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Ex-Im Bank Chairman Fred P. Hochberg for Nation's First Regional Global Access Forum

Roundtable to Highlight Export Opportunities for New Hampshire Small Businesses; Monday, January 31, 2011, 130 International Drive, Portsmouth, N.H., 9:30 am ET

PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - Trade Wings will host U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Chairman of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), Fred Hochberg, today at 9:30 am ET for the first of 20 Global Access for Small Business forums to be held nationwide in 2011. The forums are designed to educate small businesses on international export opportunities, and highlight companies that have increased sales, profits and jobs through exports.

Headquartered in New Hampshire, Trade Wings helps the world's largest telecom manufacturers, carriers and operators transform service chain profit models through the creation of integrated reuse and exit markets. These markets are designed to extend the lifecycle and revenue potential of telecom network assets that provide vital infrastructure for global communications through effective reuse strategies.

"As a small business experiencing measurable growth in international markets, we are honored to host this important roundtable," said Mark Portu, President and COO of Trade Wings. "The industry we serve is global by definition, and our ability to address every opportunity abroad through programs such as these is critical to our growth worldwide."

Joining Senator Shaheen and Chairman Hochberg will be representatives from local, state and federal agencies who have taken the lead in partnering with Ex-Im Bank on promoting small business exports through the Global Access program, including:

  • Doug Bates, President of the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce
  • Jeanne Hulit, Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration
  • Justin Oslowski, Director, U.S. Commercial Services, Department of Commerce
  • Dawn Wivell, Director of the New Hampshire International Trade Resource Center

"The overarching challenge facing New Hampshire, New England and the country is how we remain competitive in an increasingly global economy. As a former small business owner, I know that it is business, not government, that creates jobs. When assessing our strengths, one of our key advantages is innovation," said Shaheen. "Ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside the U.S., yet only one percent of small businesses export. We need to do a better job of tapping the international marketplace, which is why I am proud to sponsor this program in our state."

Senator Shaheen is a long-time supporter of increased exports for New Hampshire. Last year, she hosted two Granite State Export Forums, connecting small and medium-sized businesses with government resources, and has been active in the effort to reform export control laws. She worked to get the Small Business Export Enhancement and International Trade Act and the Export Promotion Act included in legislation that ultimately became law.

About Export-Import Bank and Global Access for Small Business
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank's mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank enables U.S. companies to turn export opportunities into real sales that help to maintain and create U.S. jobs and contribute to a stronger national economy. Small businesses interested in learning how they can participate in the Global Access initiative can visit www.exim.gov/smallbusiness.

About Trade Wings
Driving momentum for reuse strategies in global telecom, Trade Wings transforms service chain profit models through the rapid creation of integrated reuse and exit markets that optimize the lifecycle and revenue potential of existing network assets. Our technology-enabled services reduce risk and deliver measurable financial and sustainability gains for the largest OEMs and carriers by combining universal asset intelligence with profit-driven frameworks for the disposition and governance of excess and end-of-life material. With millions of telecom assets under management, Trade Wings is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, the Nordics and Asia-Pacific. For more information, visit www.tradewings.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Lisa Clark
    Trade Wings, Inc.
    603-610-1314
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    Jonathan Lipman
    Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen
    202-224-5553
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